Dedicated to HMNZS Waikato & HMS Ark Royal Tribute

I first served on board Waikato from 1977-1979. I posted back to Waikato from 1988-1991 and the last time was 1996-1997. She was by far the best ship for me so I decided to start this post to remember a great ship, its crew or crews over the years.This is my way of preserving the ship and its history and I am honored to share this on MERT Worldwide


A song made by crew members in 1966 of the New Zealand warship HMNZS Waikato on her delivery voyage from Harland and Wolff in Belfast, Northern Ireland


Footage of the ex Royal New Zealand Navy Leander class Frigate Waikato (F55) being scuttled as an artificial reef/diving attraction off the coast of Tutukaka, Bay of Islands, New Zealand




HMNZS Waikato was decommissioned from the Royal New Zealand Navy in 1998 and bought from the Government for $1. She was stripped in the Northland port of Opua and sunk off the coast of Tutukaka on 18 December 2000 as an artificial reef. In 2002



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