RNZN launches largest vessel


The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) commissioned its new fleet tanker/replenishment vessel, HMNZSAotearoa (A 11), in a ceremony held on 29 July at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland, Jane’s reports.

After a short period of specialist equipment fit-out the 173.2 m-long auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) vessel, which is replacing decommissioned fleet replenishment tanker Endeavour , will conduct sea trials before embarking on a series of port visits, said the RNZN in a statement published on its Facebook page.

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