HMNZS Wellington going down in Wellington

Date: 1/12/2004

The New Zealand Government has sold the Navy Leander class frigate the HMNZS Wellington, F69 for $1.00 plus a free tow from Auckland to Wellington. Marco Zeeman, from the Sink F69 trust, which bought the frigate, was delighted by the Government’s decision. The 113.5 metres long Wellington is expected to arrive at Queens Wharf Wellington early 2005 where she will be stripped and cleaned in readiness for the sinking which is planned for November 2005. Her resting place on the seabed at 26 metres is 450 metres offshore between Houghton Bay and Island Bay.


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