Allied Warships

HMNZS Awatere (T 397)

MS Trawler of the Manuka class

NavyThe Royal New Zealand Navy
TypeMS Trawler
ClassManuka 
PennantT 397 
Built byParten Slip (Wellington, New Zealand) 
OrderedAug 1941 
Laid down 
Launched26 Sep 1942 
Commissioned26 Jun 1943 
End service 
History

Sold in 1946

 

Commands listed for HMNZS Awatere (T 397)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Eric Mortimer Conrad Stevens, RNZNR26 Jun 194325 Mar 1944
2Lt. David Lennox Millar, RNZNVR25 Mar 1944

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Notable events involving Awatere include:


8 Aug 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Wellington with HMNZS Awatere (Lt. D.L. Millar, RNZNVR), HMNZS Maimai (T/Lt. W.W. Gunson, RNZNVR) and HMNZS Pahau (T/Lt. W.H.K. Mollard, RNZNVR). (1)

9 Aug 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Wellington with HMNZS Awatere (Lt. D.L. Millar, RNZNVR), HMNZS Maimai (T/Lt. W.W. Gunson, RNZNVR) and HMNZS Pahau (T/Lt. W.H.K. Mollard, RNZNVR). (1)

13 Aug 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Wellington with HMNZS Awatere (Lt. D.L. Millar, RNZNVR), HMNZS Maimai (T/Lt. W.W. Gunson, RNZNVR), HMNZS Hautapu (T/Lt. W. Strong, RNZNVR) and HMNZS Pahau (T/Lt. W.H.K. Mollard, RNZNVR). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20355

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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