The 5.5″ gun was the first object to be installed in the new Navy Museum at Torpedo Bay. Its large size meant that it had to be installed before the back wall of the gallery and truck dock were built. Read about the gun details and its salvage recovery.
The HMS New Zealand ship’s bell is a fine icon of New Zealand generosity and loyalty to the British Empire. When the bell was gifted to the original HMS New Zealand in 1905, there were fewer than one million people living in New Zealand. Read more about the Bell and its place in the Navy…
A Greenstone, originally given to HMS New Zealand, is positioned at the front entrance of the Navy Museum. Find out more about the greenstone and its Mauri.
Find out about the extensive role New Zealand has played in Afghanistan. New Zealand’s first involvement in Afghanistan was in 1989 when she agreed to provide a five man team to serve the United Nations Mine Clearance Training Team (UNMCTT).
Read about HMNZS Canterbury’s deployment to East Timor and why operations in this area became necessary.