Sunday, 12 November 2017

Origins of RNZN Ships.

Often we're aware that the ships we served on had different origins.  So armed with the internet I have tabulated a list of all those ships from 1939.  You might recognise some, and maybe not.  I have only given their original names.  You have to figure out which ship is which. Most are self explanatory.

Original Name Pennant Original Service RNZN Service
Blackpool F77 1958 – 1966 RN 1966 – 1971
Black Prince C81 1943 – 1946 RN 1953 – 1962
Mercandian Queen II or Continental Queen A02 1983 – 1995 RORO Ferry Europe 1995 – 1998
HMAS Euchua J252/M252 1941-1952 RAN 1952-1967
HMAS Inverell J253/M353 1941-1952 RAN 1952-1976
HMAS Kiama J233/M233 1941-1952 RAN 1952-1976
HMAS Stawell J348/M348 1941-1952 RAN 1952-1967
USS Satinwood YN89/AN76 transferred to RN from US Navy 1943 RN HMS Pretext returned to US before coming to RNZN
USS Namakagon AOG- 53 In US reserve, transferred to RNZN 1962 – 1971 RNZN as A184
HMAS Lachlan K364/F364 1943 – 1949 RAN 1949 to 1975 RNZN Survey
Star Perseus A09 1979 – 1988 (Rig Tender) 1988 – Now RNZN
SS Razmak
1924 – 1939 P&O then SS Monowai 1940-1946 RNZN then back to Union SS Co.
GMV Moana Roa (Govt Merchant Vessel.) A06 1960 – 1975 1975 – 1997 RNZN then sold overseas
USNS Tenacious T-AGOS-17 1988-1997 US Navy 1998 – 2012 RNZN (A14) sold as RV Resolution
HMS Royalist 89 1942 – 1956 RN 1956 – 1966 RNZN
HMS Dido F104 1961 – 1983 RN 1983 – 1995 RNZN
HMS Bacchante F69 1969-1983 RN 1983-1999 RNZN
HMS Hastings F111 1957-1957 RN 1958 - 1983 RNZN
USNS Charles H Davis        T-AGOR-5/A???  1961-1970 US Navy  1970 - 1997 RNZN

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