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HMNZS Wakakura (P3555)

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Namesake  HMNZS Wakakura (T00)
Decommissioned  11 December 2007
Fate  decommissioned
Draft  2.4 m
Commissioned  26 March 1985
Homeport  Auckland
Length  27 m
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Builder  Whangarei Engineering and Construction Company

HMNZS Wakakura (P3555) was a Moa-class inshore patrol vessel of the Royal New Zealand Navy. It was commissioned in March 1985 for the Naval Volunteer Reserve. Wakakura was attached to the Wellington division of the Naval Volunteer Reserve from her commissioning until 2005, when she returned to the fleet base in Auckland.

Wakakura, in company with Kiwi, carried out farewell manoeuvres on 29 November 2007, flying a paying-off pennant, in Waitemata Harbour prior to decommissioning on 11 December 2007.

Wakakura was the second ship of this name to serve in the New Zealand Navy. The first ship was the training minesweeper HMNZS Wakakura (T00) (1926–1947). Wakakura is a Māori word which could mean "precious canoe" or could mean "training boat".

As of 2013 HMNZS Wakakura (P3555) remains tied up at Wellington's Queen's Wharf

References

HMNZS Wakakura (P3555) Wikipedia


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