Dec 24 – HMNZS Te Mana

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Last weekend residents of North Vancouver may have seen Her Majesty’s New Zealand Ship (HMNZS) Te Mana alongside at the Pier.  The Te Mana is Royal New Zealand Navy’s second Anzac Class frigate and purpose-built warship constructed to the German MEKO 2000 design.  Te Mana is crewed by 178 sailors including 10 flight personnel from the vast majority of branches and trades in the Navy.

Built:  1999
Flag:   New Zealand
Type: Navy Frigate
Range: 6,000 nm at 18 knots
Hull #: F-111
Displacement:  3500 tns
LOA: 118 mtrs
Beam: 14.8 Mtrs
Draught:  6.2 mtrs

The Te Mana is the second New Zealand Navy frigate to be upgraded by Lockheed Martin Canada and Seaspan Victoria Shipyards Co. Ltd in Victoria, BC.  The ships comprise the entirety of New Zealand’s frigate fleet and the upgrades are intended to extend the life of the warships into the mid-2030s. The ANZAC Frigate Systems Upgrade project includes upgrading upgrading the surveillance, combat and self-defence capabilities of HMNZS Te Mana to match current and potential future threats and address obsolescence of some of the current systems. This will include a new combat management system, new radars, electronic detection and other above water sensors, the self-defence missile system, decoys against missiles and torpedoes, and an upgrade to the hull-mounted sonar. HMNZS Te Mana’s FSU was completed in late 2021 and following sea acceptance trials she is planned to return to New Zealand in early 2022.

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