HMNZS Rotoiti (F625)

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HMNZS Rotoiti (F625) was a of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN), which had formerly served in the British Royal Navy as at the end of World War II.wikipedia
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HMNZS Rotoiti (F625) was a of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN), which had formerly served in the British Royal Navy as at the end of World War II.

Royal Navy

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HMNZS Rotoiti (F625) was a of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN), which had formerly served in the British Royal Navy as at the end of World War II.

World War II

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HMNZS Rotoiti (F625) was a of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN), which had formerly served in the British Royal Navy as at the end of World War II.

Henry Robb

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Built by Henry Robb of Leith, the ship was launched on 21 August 1944 and commissioned as Loch Katrine in December 1944.

Leith

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Built by Henry Robb of Leith, the ship was launched on 21 August 1944 and commissioned as Loch Katrine in December 1944.

Ceremonial ship launching

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Built by Henry Robb of Leith, the ship was launched on 21 August 1944 and commissioned as Loch Katrine in December 1944.

Ship commissioning

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Built by Henry Robb of Leith, the ship was launched on 21 August 1944 and commissioned as Loch Katrine in December 1944.

Gibraltar

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She served as an escort for the Gibraltar convoys until the end of World War II, and then in the Indian Ocean with the Eastern Fleet.

Convoy

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She served as an escort for the Gibraltar convoys until the end of World War II, and then in the Indian Ocean with the Eastern Fleet.

Indian Ocean

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She served as an escort for the Gibraltar convoys until the end of World War II, and then in the Indian Ocean with the Eastern Fleet.

Far East Fleet (United Kingdom)

Eastern FleetFar East FleetBritish Eastern Fleet
She served as an escort for the Gibraltar convoys until the end of World War II, and then in the Indian Ocean with the Eastern Fleet.

Reserve fleet

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The ship was decommissioned in May 1946 and laid-up in reserve.

HMNB Portsmouth

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After refitting at HMNB Portsmouth she was commissioned into the Royal New Zealand Navy on 7 May 1949, and renamed Rotoiti on 16 May by Mrs Bill Jordan, wife of the New Zealand High Commissioner.

Bill Jordan (politician)

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After refitting at HMNB Portsmouth she was commissioned into the Royal New Zealand Navy on 7 May 1949, and renamed Rotoiti on 16 May by Mrs Bill Jordan, wife of the New Zealand High Commissioner.

List of high commissioners of New Zealand to the United Kingdom

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After refitting at HMNB Portsmouth she was commissioned into the Royal New Zealand Navy on 7 May 1949, and renamed Rotoiti on 16 May by Mrs Bill Jordan, wife of the New Zealand High Commissioner.

Mediterranean Fleet

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In June Rotoiti exercised with the Mediterranean Fleet and in July took passage with to Auckland, via Aden and Singapore, arriving in August to join the 11th Frigate Squadron for patrols and visits in the South-Western Pacific.

Auckland

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In June Rotoiti exercised with the Mediterranean Fleet and in July took passage with to Auckland, via Aden and Singapore, arriving in August to join the 11th Frigate Squadron for patrols and visits in the South-Western Pacific.

Aden

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In June Rotoiti exercised with the Mediterranean Fleet and in July took passage with to Auckland, via Aden and Singapore, arriving in August to join the 11th Frigate Squadron for patrols and visits in the South-Western Pacific.

Singapore

Republic of SingaporeSingapore CitySingaporean
In June Rotoiti exercised with the Mediterranean Fleet and in July took passage with to Auckland, via Aden and Singapore, arriving in August to join the 11th Frigate Squadron for patrols and visits in the South-Western Pacific.

United Nations

UNU.N.the United Nations
On 29 June 1950, in response to an appeal from the United Nations, New Zealand made two frigates available for UN service in Korea.

United States Fleet Activities Sasebo

SaseboSasebo, JapanSasebo Naval Base
On 7 October Rotoiti sailed from Auckland to Sasebo, calling at Darwin and Hong Kong, and arriving in Japan on 5 November to relieve.

Darwin, Northern Territory

DarwinDarwin, AustraliaPort Darwin
On 7 October Rotoiti sailed from Auckland to Sasebo, calling at Darwin and Hong Kong, and arriving in Japan on 5 November to relieve.

Hong Kong

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On 7 October Rotoiti sailed from Auckland to Sasebo, calling at Darwin and Hong Kong, and arriving in Japan on 5 November to relieve.

Incheon

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She then sailed to Inchon for convoy escort, harbour control, and patrol duties.