HMNZS Canterbury

North Island, New Zealand

HMNZS Canterbury was one of two Leander class frigates built for the New Zealand Navy, and was laid down by Yarrow & Company in Scotland in 1969. She was launched the following year, and did service for the New Zealand Navy from 1971 until she was taken out of service in 2005. She was sold for the symbolic amount of 1 $ and stripped down before she was scuttled as an artificial reef 3. November 2007 in Deep Water Cove at Cape Brett. The wreck rest today on a depth of 12 to 38 meter. Also see the wreck of her sister ship HMNZ Waikato.

Former names:
HMNZS Canterbury
F 421
372,0 x 43,0 x 18 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2990 displ
Glasgow ( UK ) 1970
Lyttelton ( NZ )
GPS: S 35°11'34.69"  E 174°17'48.70"
( Source: Tapeka )

Picture: HMNZS Canterbury
Courtesy of Shipspotting & Chris Howell

Last updated: December 2019