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Otago 1979

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Otago (ex-Hastings) F111   Thornycroft, Woolston, UK 5.9.1957 11.12.1958 22.6.1960 sold 8.1987
Taranaki F148   J S White, Isle of Wight, UK 27.6.1958 19.8.1959 28.3.1961 sold 8.1987


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

2150

Displacement full, t

2560

Length, m

109.7 pp 112.7 oa

Breadth, m

12.5

Draught, m

3.90 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets ASR geared steam turbines, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

30000

Max speed, kts

29

Fuel, t

oil 370

Endurance, nm(kts)

4500(12)

Armament

1 x 2 - 120/45 Mk 6, 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9, 2 x 3 - 305 Limbo Mk 10 ASWRL

Electronic equipment

type 277Q, type 293Q, type 275, type 903 radars, type 170, type 174/177, type 162M sonars, UA-3 ECM suite

Complement

200 - 235



Standard scale images


<i>Otago </i>1963
Otago 1963
<i>Otago </i>1975
Otago 1975


Graphics


<i>Otago </i>1979
Otago 1979
<i>Taranaki </i>1979
Taranaki 1979


Project history

Otago was ordered in February 1956 for the RN, but in February 1957 the contract was taken over by the RNZN and a second ship was ordered at the same time. Apart from internal modifications they were identical with RN ships.

Modernizations

1967, Otago; 1969, Taranaki: - 1 x 1 - 40/60, 2 x 3 - 305 Limbo ASWRL, type 293Q radar; + 1 x 4 Sea Cat GWS22 SAM (12 Sea Cat), 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 7, 2 x 3 - 324 TT, type 993 radar

1979, Taranaki: - 1 x 4 Sea Cat SAM; + 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9

1979, Otago: - type 277Q radar

Naval service

In 1978-79 Taranaki was converted to a training ship with a single 40mm Mk 7 on the after superstructure.