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Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Taupo (ex-Loch Shin) K421, 1950- F421   Swan Hunter, Wallsend, UK 9/1943 23.2.1944 10.1944 // 3.9.1948 sold 12.1961
Hawea (ex-Loch Eck) K422, 1950- F422   Smiths Dock, South Bank, UK 10/1943 25.4.1944 11.1944 // 1.10.1948 sold 12.1965
Pukaki (ex-Loch Achanalt) K424, 1950- F424   Robb, Leith, UK 9.1943 23.3.1944 8.1944 // 3.9.1948 sold 9.1965
Kaniere (ex-Loch Achray) K426, 1950- F426   Smiths Dock, South Bank, UK 12/1943 7.7.1944 2.1945 // 7.7.1948 sold 9.1966
Tutira (ex-Loch Morlich) K517, 1950- F517   Swan Hunter, Wallsend, UK 7.1943 25.1.1944 8.1944 // 1.4.1949 sold 12.1961
Rotoiti (ex-Loch Katrine) K625, 1950- F625   Robb, Leith, UK 12/1943 21.8.1944 12.1944 // 7.7.1949 sold 9.1966


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1435

Displacement full, t

2260

Length, m

87.2 pp 93.6 oa

Breadth, m

11.8

Draught, m

3.76 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

5500

Max speed, kts

19.5

Fuel, t

oil 724

Endurance, nm(kts)

7000(15)

Armament

K421, 424, 426, 517, 625: 1 x 1 - 102/45 Mk XXIV, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk VII, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 2 x 3 - 305 Squid ASWRL, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (15)

K422: 1 x 1 - 102/45 Mk XXIV, 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk VII, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 2 x 3 - 305 Squid ASWRL, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (15)

Electronic equipment

type 277 radar, type 144, type 147B sonars

Complement

114



Standard scale images


<i>Hawea </i>1960
Hawea 1960


Project history

Former RN 'Loch' class frigates.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.