A selection of images from the museum’s digital archive featuring HMNZS Leander and her crew, at and after the Battle of Kolombangara, Solomon Islands – 12/13 July, 1943.
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AB Johnstone remembers the Battle of Kolombangara in his diary.
Leander and Achilles both carried Walrus aircraft during World War Two.
WW2 veteran Brian Breen remembers his time in HMNZS Leander.
HMNZS Leander saw action in Battle of Kolombangara.
Images from Battle of Kolombangara of Leander crew July 1943.
HMNZS Leander saw active service in World War Two.
One hundred and fifty New Zealanders perished in HMS Neptune December 1941.
Desmond Price joined the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy on 5 October 1938 as an 18 year old and signed on for twelve years. He was trained as a Stoker at HMS Philomel the shore establishment located at Devonport. Price served with HMS Leander and was involved in the Solomon Island Campaign.
LT CDR Harris joined Navy as an engine room artificer
Chief Electrician Harvey served in HMNZS Leander at Kolombangara.