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Protector-class Inshore Patrol Vessel

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The Protector-class inshore patrol vessel (also known as the Rotoiti class and the Lake-class) is a ship class of inshore patrol vessels (IPVs) of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) which replaced the RNZN's Moa-class patrol boats in 2007–2008. All four vessels are named after lakes in New Zealand.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Inshore Patrol Vessel
  • Service Period: 2009-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 180 feet (54.86 meters)
    • Beam: 9.14 meters (30 feet)
    • Draught: 9 feet 6 inches (2.9 meters)
    • Displacement: 374.79 tons
  • Crew: 36
  • Maximum Speed: 25 knots (46.3 km/h)
  • Patrol Speed: 16 knots (29.63 km/h)
  • Propulsion: 2 x MAN B&W 12VP185 engines, each rated at 2,500 kW at 1,907 rpm, ZF 7640 NR gearboxes, 2 x controllable pitch propellers
  • Range: 3,000 nautical miles (5,556 kilometers; 3,452.34 miles)
  • Armament
    • 3 x 12.75mm machine guns

Unit Run[edit]

  • HMNZS Pukaki (P3568)
  • HMNZS Rotoiti (P3569)
  • HMNZS Taupo (P3570)
  • HMNZS Hawea (P3571)
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