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SERVICE HISTORY
of the former HMNZS Wellington F69

1969 Commissioned into the RN as HMS Bacchante
For more information on F69's life in the Royal Navy, pls refer http://www.hmsbacchante.co.uk.
1982 Commissioned into the RNZN as HMNZS Wellington at Portsmouth on 4 October, delivery voyage from United Kingdom via United States, Mexico, Hawaii, arriving at Auckland on 2 December
1983 Extended refit (removal of asbestos)
1984 Extended refit
1985 Extended refit
1986 Extended refit, New Zealand (Trials)
1987 New Zealand, Sydney, New Zealand (funeral for Rear Admiral L. J. Tempero, CB), Fiji (Operation WELLS), Western Samoa, New Zealand, Australia (Workup), New Zealand
1988 New Zealand, Campbell Island, Auckland Island, New Zealand, Raoul Island, Tonga, Westem Samoa, Pago Pago, Raoul Island, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Australia (for Bicentennial Naval Salute Fleet Review), New Zealand
1989 New Zealand, Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Federated States of Micronesia, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Campbell Island, New Zealand, Raoul Island, Niue, Rarotonga, Pago Pago, Raoul Island, New Zealand
1990 New Zealand, Westem Samoa (Cyclone OFA relief), New Zealand, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Pandang, Singapore, Bougainville (Operation BIG TALK), New Zealand, Australia, New Zealand
1991 New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Hong Kong, Kuching, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand (Operation PUBLIC REVIEW and refit)
1992 NewZealand (refit)
1993 New Zealand (refit and trials), Australia (Workup), Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand
1994 New Zealand, Noumea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand
1995 New Zealand, Australia (Workup), New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Bahrain, North Arabian Gulf (Operation DELPHIC), Kuwait, Bahrain, Dubai, Bahrain, Dubai
1996 Dubai, Bahrain, Maldives, Diego Garcia, Australia, New Zealand (reflt)
1997 New Zealand (refit and trials), Raoul Island, New Zealand
1998 New Zealand, Australia, New Zealand, Dunedin (for 150th Anniversary Celebrations), Australia, New Zealand, Australia, Norfolk Island (for Medivac), Australia, Indonesia (for Medivac), Guam, Korea (for Intemational Fleet Review), Japan, china, Manila, Australia, New Zealand
1999 New Zealand, Westem Samoa, Niue, Raoul Island, New Zealand, Wellington (Decommissioning visit), Devonport Naval Base


F69

Commanding Officers
whilst in RNZN Service

Name and duration in Command
Cdr. J. G. Peddie 4 Oct 1982   to   8 Dec 1982
Cdr. J. G. Peddie 9 Jun 1986   to   14 Apr 1987
Cdr. A. D. Clayton-Greene 14 Apr 1987   to   17 Jan 1989
Cdr. P. M. McHaffie 17 Jan 1989   to   24 May 1990
Cdr. M. J. Wardlaw 25 May 1990   to   9 Dec 1991
Cdr. K. N. Corles 19 Oct 1992   to   23 Dec 1993
Cdr. G. C. Collier 24 Dec 1993   to   16 Dec 1994
Cdr. J. R. Steer 17 Dec 1994   to   6 Jun 1996
Cdr. B. C. McLennan 20 Mar 1997   to   21 May 1999
Cdr. P. D. Gilkinson 21 May 1999   to   15 Jun 1999
Lt. Cdr. A. G. A. Watts 8 Sep 1999   to   17 Dec 1999

  
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