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Canterbury-class Multirole Vessel

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The Canterbury-class Multi-role strategic sealift vessels are a pair of ships in the Royal New Zealand Navy from the late 2000s onwards. The Canterbury-class serves throughout the South Pacific region for disaster and humanitarian relief, peace support, military support, and development assistance support.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Multi-Role Vessel
  • Service Period: 2007-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 430 feet (131.06 meters)
    • Beam: 77 feet (23.47 meters)
    • Draught: 18 feet (5.49 meters)
    • Displacement: 9,920.8 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 109 (53 navy, 35 trainees, 10 air force, 7 army, 4 government agents) + 250 troops
  • Cruising Speed: 16 knots (29.63 km/h)
  • Maximum Speed: 19.6 knots (36.3 km/h)
  • Propulsion: CODADE consisting of 2 Wärtsilä Engines @ 4.5 MW, 3 x Auxiliary diesels, 2 x Bow Thrusters
  • Range: 8,000 nautical miles (14,816 kilometers) at 16 knots (29.63 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • S & X Band Radar
    • Vistar Electro-Optical Fire Control System
    • CEA Warrlock HFDF
  • Armament:
    • 1 x Remote Controlled MSI DS25 Stabilized Naval Gun with 25mm M242 Bushmaster cannon
    • 2 x .50 calibre machine guns
    • Small arms
  • Aircraft Carried: 1 x Kaman SH-2G Seasprite, 4 x NHIndustries NH90
  • Boats Carried: 2 x Medium Landing Craft, 2 x 7.4 meter RHIB, 2 x Special Forces RHIB

Unit Run[edit]

  • HMNZS Canterbury (L421)
  • HMNZS Southland (L422)
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