Northern Island,New Zealand

Charles H Davies was built for US Navy, but was in 1970 sold to the New Zealand navy and renamed HMNZS Tui. She did service there from 1970 to 1997 without any particular notes of historical interests. Two years later she was scuttled as an artificial reef outside Northern Island. 20.February 1999 she disappeared in the deep approx one nautical mile north of Tutukaka Heads and rest today on a depth of 30 meter.

Former names:
Charles H Davies
208,9 x 37,0 x 15,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1380 grt
Stugeon Bay ( US ) 1962
( NZ )

Picture: HMNZS Tui, date unknown
National Museum, Royal New Zealand Navy

Last updated: August 2019