NAVYPEDIA



HOME
FIGHTING SHIPS OF THE WORLD
NEW ZEALAND
ESCORTS
TE KAHA frigates (1997-1999)


Photo



Te Kaha 2012

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Te Kaha F77   Transfield, Williamstown, Australia 27.9.1994 22.7.1995 22.7.1997 in service (2019)
Te Mana F111   Transfield, Williamstown, Australia 28.6.1996 10.5.1997 10.12.1999 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

3200

Displacement full, t

3600

Length, m

109.5 pp 117.5 oa

Breadth, m

13.8 wl 14.8 deck

Draught, m

4.12 hull 5.99 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

CODOG: 1 General Electric LM-2500 gas turbine / 2 MTU 12V1163 TB83 diesels

Power, h. p.

30000 / 8840

Max speed, kts

27

Fuel, t

diesel / gas turbine oil 423

Endurance, nm(kts)

6000(18)

Armament

1 x 8 Sea Sparrow SAM (VLS, 8 RIM-7P), 1 x 1 - 127/54 Mk 45 mod.2, 1 x 6 - 20/76 Phalanx Mk 15 Block I, 6 x 1 - 12.7/90, 1 helicopter (SH-2G SeaSprite)

Electronic equipment

Atlas 9600-M, Sea Giraffe 150HC, SPS-49(v)8, 9LV200 Sea Viking, Mk 90 radars, Ceros 200 e/o director, Spherion-B sonar, Sceptre XL ECM suite, 4x Mk 36 mod.1 SRBOC decoy RL, SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy, 9LV453 Mk 3 CCS

Complement

140



Standard scale images


<i>Te Kaha </i>2000
Te Kaha 2000


Graphics


<i>Te Kaha </i>2012
Te Kaha 2012


Project history

ANZAC (MEKO 200 ANZ) design, built for Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand ships originally were to have had two LM-2500 gas turbines and 31.75kts max speed but the starboard turbine was eliminated to save money. Sue to enhanced fuel supply endurance is considerably greater than on sister-ships in other countries. Option for two additional ships to replace Wellington and Canterbury was abandoned in 1997. Superstructures were built in New Zealand.

Modernizations

2006, both: - Sceptre XL ECM suite; + Centaur ECM suite

2010, Te Kaha; 2011, Te Mana: - 1 x 6 - 20/76; + 1 x 6 - 20/76 Phalanx Mk 15 Block IB

2019, Te Kaha; planned, Te Mana: - 1 x 8 Sea Sparrow SAM, Atlas 9600-M, Sea Giraffe 150HC radars, Centaur ECM suite, 4x Mk 36 mod.1 SRBOC decoy RL, SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy, 9LV453 Mk 3 CCS; + 1 x 32 Sea Ceptor SAM (VLS, 32 CAMM), SMART-S Mk 2, Sharp Eye radars, Elisra ECM suite, Grintek laser detector, Vampir NG e/o system, 4x MASS decoy RL, Sea Sentor torpedo decoy, CMS330 CCS

Naval service

No significant events.