New Zealand Navy Deploys Two Warships to Victoria

8 June 2010 (Last Updated June 8th, 2010 18:30)

The New Zealand Navy has deployed two warships for the Canadian Navy's International Fleet Review taking place from 9 to 14 June in Victoria. HMNZS Te Kaha and resupply vessel HMNZS Endeavour will be moored at the City of North Vancouver waterfront, according to bclocalnews.com.

The New Zealand Navy has deployed two warships for the Canadian Navy's International Fleet Review taking place from 9 to 14 June in Victoria.

HMNZS Te Kaha and resupply vessel HMNZS Endeavour will be moored at the City of North Vancouver waterfront, according to bclocalnews.com.

HMNZS Te Kaha is one of ten New Zealand Navy's Anzac Class frigates and is equipped with a 5in, 54-calibre gun, missile and torpedo launchers and high-tech defence system.

The 118m-long, 14.8m-wide frigate has a full load displacement of 3,600t and can cruise at a speed in excess of 27kt with an accommodation capacity 177 crew.

HMNZS Endeavour is a fleet replenishment tanker that can carry up to 7,500t of fuel and other supplies for the New Zealand fleet.

The fleet review will include 13 ships from Australia, France, Japan, New Zealand and the US with its Nimitz Class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan.