Royal New Zealand Navy Battle Honours

Read a list of the Battle Honours awarded to the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy and Royal New Zealand Navy as of September 2013. All the other Battle Honours were awarded to the Royal Navy and were attached to names that were taken over by the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy and the Royal New Zealand Navy.

 

Below is the listing of the Battle Honours awarded to the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy and Royal New Zealand Navy as of September 2013. All the other Battle Honours were awarded to the Royal Navy and were attached to names that were taken over by the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy and the Royal New Zealand Navy.

River Plate 1939                                                 HMS Achilles

 Atlantic 1942                                         HMNZS Kiwi

                                                                  HMNZS Moa

HMNZS Tui

 Guadalcanal 1942-1943                             HMNZS Achilles

                                                                                        HMNZS Kiwi

HMNZS Moa

HMNZS Tui

Kula Gulf 1943                                      HMNZS Leander [1]

Sabang 1944                                                         HMNZS Gambia

Okinawa 1945                                                     HMNZS Achilles

                                                                                       HMNZS Gambia

Japan 1945                                                           HMNZS Gambia

Korea 1950                                            HMNZS Pukaki

Korea 1950-1951                                   HMNZS Tutira

Korea 1950-1953                                  HMNZS Rotoiti

Korea 1951-1952                                   HMNZS Taupo

Korea 1951-1953                                               HMNZS Hawea

Korea 1953                                                           HMNZS Kaniere

[1] I am not sure why Leander did not qualify for the Guadalcanal Battle Honour given she fought the only major surface engagement of all the RNZN vessels. Note this is not for the Battle of Kolombangara specifically.