HMNZS Otago (P148)

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Career (New Zealand)
Namesake:HMNZS Otago (F111)
Ordered:29 July 2004
Builder:Tenix[1]
Laid down:December 2005
Launched:18 November 2006[1]
Homeport:Port Chalmers, Dunedin[2]
Status:Active Service
General characteristics
Class & type:Protector class off-shore patrol vessel
Displacement:1900 tonnes[3]
Length:85 m (279 ft)[3]
Beam:14 m (46 ft)[3]
Draught:3.6 m (12 ft)
Propulsion:2 × MAN B&W 12RK280 diesel engines with a continuous rating of 5,400 kW at 1,000 rpm
Speed:Baseline speed 22 knots (41 km/h)[3]
Economical speed 12 knots (22 km/h)
Loiter speed 4–10 knots (7.4–19 km/h)
Range:6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km)[3]
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 × RHIB (7.74m) or
1 × special forces RHIB (11m)
Capacity:30 passengers[3]
1 × sea container
1 × 15 tonne crane aft
Complement:35 + 10 flight personnel + 4 personnel from Government agencies[3]
Sensors and
processing systems:
Optical fire control
Armament:1 × remote controlled MSI DS25 Stabilized Naval Gun with 25mm M242 Bushmaster cannon
2 × .50 calibre machine guns
Small arms
Armour:None
Aircraft carried:1 × SH-2 Seasprite helicopter. Can be armed with a combination of homing torpedoes, depth charges, Maverick Air to Surface missiles, M60 Machine Gun.
 
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HMNZS-Otago-P148.jpg
Career (New Zealand)
Namesake:HMNZS Otago (F111)
Ordered:29 July 2004
Builder:Tenix[1]
Laid down:December 2005
Launched:18 November 2006[1]
Homeport:Port Chalmers, Dunedin[2]
Status:Active Service
General characteristics
Class & type:Protector class off-shore patrol vessel
Displacement:1900 tonnes[3]
Length:85 m (279 ft)[3]
Beam:14 m (46 ft)[3]
Draught:3.6 m (12 ft)
Propulsion:2 × MAN B&W 12RK280 diesel engines with a continuous rating of 5,400 kW at 1,000 rpm
Speed:Baseline speed 22 knots (41 km/h)[3]
Economical speed 12 knots (22 km/h)
Loiter speed 4–10 knots (7.4–19 km/h)
Range:6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km)[3]
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 × RHIB (7.74m) or
1 × special forces RHIB (11m)
Capacity:30 passengers[3]
1 × sea container
1 × 15 tonne crane aft
Complement:35 + 10 flight personnel + 4 personnel from Government agencies[3]
Sensors and
processing systems:
Optical fire control
Armament:1 × remote controlled MSI DS25 Stabilized Naval Gun with 25mm M242 Bushmaster cannon
2 × .50 calibre machine guns
Small arms
Armour:None
Aircraft carried:1 × SH-2 Seasprite helicopter. Can be armed with a combination of homing torpedoes, depth charges, Maverick Air to Surface missiles, M60 Machine Gun.

HMNZS Otago (P148) is a Protector class off-shore patrol vessel in service with the Royal New Zealand Navy.[4]

The ship was built by Tenix[1] as part of the New Zealand government's Royal New Zealand Navy plans,[3] and was expected to enter service in late 2008. She was launched in Williamstown, Victoria on 18 November 2006 and sponsored by Dame Silvia Cartwright.[1] The first commanding officer of Otago is to be Lieutenant Commander Simon Rooke MNZM.[1]

Otago has suffered delays in delivery. In late 2008, it became known that the vessel was not considered to meet all contract specifications, including exceeding design displacement. The initial crew stationed in Melbourne to commission the vessel returned to New Zealand while the build was completed. On 18 February 2010, the ship was accepted into the RNZN with a claim that the slightly overweight issue will not stop it from patrolling in Antarctic waters. Sister ship Wellington is due to be accepted in April 2010.[5] In mid March 2010, the vessel developed problems in both engines during sea trials, and had to limp back into port in Australia, instead of arriving in Auckland as originally planned.[6]

HMNZS Otago arrived in the New Zealand Port of Auckland in April 2010, nearly two years after the target date.[7]

HMNZS Otago made its first visit to its home port of Port Chalmers on 22 July 2010. This visit will be for a few days including a foray further up the harbour to Dunedin after which it will enter active service.

The ship is named in honour of the province of Otago associated with the city of Dunedin.

The previous HMNZS Otago (F111), was a Rothesay-class frigate serving in the Royal New Zealand Navy from 1960 until 1983.[2] Otago's pennant number recalls HMNZS Taranaki (F148).

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