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HMS Bacchante


Leander Class Frigate H.M.S. Bacchante, built in 1969 by Vickers. Disposed of 1983. Armament : Twin 4.5"" guns, 2 x 20 mm, 1 Sea cat missle system, 1 Mark 10 mortar. This vessel was disposed of by the Royal Navay and shortly thereafter commissioned in to the Royal New Zealand Navy as HMNZS WELLINGTON. She has since been decommissioned from the Royal New Zealand Navy and is laid up in the Naval Base in Auckland, New Zealand, pending disposal. It is anticipated she will be sunk off the coast of Wellington, New Zealand, as an Artificial reef.


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