Navy Today October - November 2011, Issue 163 - Royal New ...

Navy Today October - November 2011, Issue 163 - Royal New ...

ISSN 1173-8332Published to entertain, inform and inspireserving members of the RNZN.| ISSUE 163 | october-november 2011Navy Today is the official newsletter forpersonnel and friends of the Royal NewZealand Navy, produced by the DefenceCommunications Group, Wellington, NavyToday is now in its fifthteenth year ofpublication.Views expressed in Navy Today are notnecessarily those of the RNZN or the NZDF.Contributions are welcomed. Submit copyor letters for publication in Microsoft Word,on CD or emailed. Articles about 300 words,digital photos at least 200dpi.To request reprints, please contact the Editor.COPY DEADLINES FOR NT5PM AS FOLLOWS:NT 164 December Issue 11 NovermberNT 165 February Issue 10 JanuaryNAVY TODAYEDITORIAL ADVISERS:CDRE Burroughs, DCNWO D Bloor, WONMr A Cutler, NCMEDITOR:Andrew CutlerDefence Communications GroupHQ NZ Defence ForcePrivate Bag, Wellington, New ZealandP: (04) 496 0359 F: (04) 496 0290E: ROTOITI comes into berth on a beautiful Wellington morning. TE KAHA in the background alongsideTaranaki Wharf with Te Papa on the far left and the Whare Waka and Rugby World Cup Fanzone to theimmediate right.DESIGN & LAYOUT:Defence Communications GroupPRINT:As part of a Government multi-agencyinitiative the NZDF has changed to asingle provider for all of its Print Services.This magazine is now printed by BlueStar. Feedback to on the quality of this publication iswelcomed.ENQUIRIES TO:Defence Communications GroupP: (04) 496 0270 F: (04) 496 0290Lt Cdr Angela Barker (Auckland)P: (09) 445 5002 F: (09) 445 5014Director Defence Communications GroupP: (04) 496 0299 F: (04) 496 0290Recruiting Officer Auckland:P: (09) 445 5783E: ADDRESS?To join or leave our mailing list,please contact:Marianna RobatiDCG Sr Business Support OfficerHQNZDF 2-12 Aitken StWellingtonP: (04) 496 0270E: colour parade 14 open days 18 fleet reviewINSIDE THIS ISSUE:04 Navy 70th Anniversary:Cook Strait06 Navy 70th Anniversary:Refuelling at Sea08 Navy 70th Anniversary:Arrival in Wellington10 Navy 70th Anniversary:Colours12 Navy 70th Anniversary:Parade14 Navy 70th Anniversary:Open Days18 Navy 70th Anniversary:Fleet Review20 HMNZS MANAWANUI21 HMNZS OTAGO22 Navy Crossword22 HMNZS OLPHERTEditors NoteThis edition of Navy Today is apictorial supplement coveringthe Navy’s 70th Anniversary.Enclosed with this edition ofNavy Today is a copy of the70th Anniversary Magazinethat was distributed to 100,000Wellington households throughthe DominionPost. TheDecember Edition of Navy Todaywill return to its usual format ofnews and information about theRNZN.2 NT163october-november11WWW.NAVY.MIL.NZ

In October 1941, in the darkest days of WorldWar Two, King George VI granted the title RoyalNew Zealand Navy to the New Zealand NavalForces.Seventy years later a fleet of eleven ships convergedon Wellington to celebrate the anniversary, and paradeto change the Queen’s Colour. From Wednesday 28September to Monday 3rd October ships and personnelof the RNZN exercised in Cook Strait, paraded throughWellington, opened their ships to the public, and helda fleet review.When the celebration was over, as is the way of theNavy, the ships scattered to patrol the New Zealandcoast, undertake operations in the Solomon Islands andexercise with our friends and allies in South East Asia.But for seven days, the fleet was together.The Fleet turns to line-ahead duringmanoeuvres in Cook Strait.WWW.NAVY.MIL.NZ NT163october-november11 5

SLT Dave DeFehr CANADIAN Forces(Navy)ensures ENDeavour is in station during thedual Replenishment at sea (ras) in CookStrait.IN COOKASCS Paniani and ASCS Whakataka prepare torelease the hose to fuel TE Kaha.ENDeavour’s quick release coupling rigbeing passed to TE Mana. CN on the bridgewing of TE Mana.6 NT163october-november11WWW.NAVY.MIL.NZ

TE Kaha settles into position awaiting thestart of the RAS.Replenishment at SeaSTRAITLMED Simmonds indicates to TE Kaha thatboth ship’s are connected up during the RASusing the RAS bats.WWW.NAVY.MIL.NZ NT163october-november11 7

HMNZS ROTOITI comes into berth on a beautifulWellington morning. TE KAHA in the backgroundalongside Taranaki Wharf with Te Papa on the farleft and the Whare Waka and Rugby World CupFanzone to the immediate right.ARRIVAL IN8 NT163october-november11WWW.NAVY.MIL.NZ

Frigate in the mist. TE MANA appearsthrough the mist off Southern Wairarapacoast.TE kaha leading te mana seen on the Foc’sleof PUKAKI, approach Wellington Heads.TE MANA fires the 21 gun salute to HisExcellency Lieutenant General the RightHonourable Sir Jerry Mataparae, GNZN, QSO,Governor General of New Zealand.29 SEPTEMBERWELLINGTONWWW.NAVY.MIL.NZ NT163october-november11 9

1 2 Rosemary Beumelburg with the old Colour and Colour Party.His Excellency the Governor General inspects the parade.The Old Colour is laid on drums of the RNZN Band.The new Colour is presented to the Governor General.The Parade cheers the Colour.Saturday 1 OctoberChanging of theColour, Parliament10 NT163october-november11WWW.NAVY.MIL.NZ

4 5The first naval colour was presented to the Royal Navyin 1924 and the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navyin 1926. King George VI granted a new colour in 1936,which was replaced by Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.Following the introduction of the New Zealand WhiteEnsign in 1968, a new colour was presented to the RoyalNew Zealand Navy (RNZN) in 1970. The colour replacedthis October was presented on 23 September 1991, ina ceremony at Queens Wharf, Wellington.The Parade in front of Parliament.WWW.NAVY.MIL.NZ NT163october-november11 11

The parade snakes up Lambton Quay towardCivic Square.Saturday 1 OctoberSTREETPARADE12 NT163october-november11WWW.NAVY.MIL.NZ

After completing the changing of theQueen’s Colour the parade forms up inParliament Grounds.Thousands of Wellingtonians and visitorslined the parade route to applaud the Navy.The parade arrives at Civic Square.Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown andMaritime Component Commander, CommodoreAlan Martin at Civic Square.WWW.NAVY.MIL.NZ NT163october-november11 13

23,000 people visited the five ships open to the public.The great weather and party atmosphere was boostedby fans on their way to France v Tonga and New Zealandv Canada World Cup matches at the Wellington RegionalStadium.Queues to go onboard HMNZS TE KAHA.Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 OctoberOPEN SHIPWairarapa Veterans Malcolm Lambie,Malcolm Harris and Bill Amundsen get atour of an IPV with ACO Paulette Doctor andAMED Nicki Telford.14 NT163october-november11WWW.NAVY.MIL.NZ

LMT George Gurney handing out stickers tothe public waiting to go onboard TE KAHA.French Fans on Taranaki wharf.On their way to the game. Chris and DonnaBoot and Trish and Ross Ferguson on thebridge of HMNZS WELLINGTON.LCSS Charles Green manages the crowdswaiting to go onboard HMNZS Rotoiti.WWW.NAVY.MIL.NZ NT163october-november11 15

Church ServiceCathedral of St PaulSunday 2 OctoberMr Len Pullan, A veteran of HMNZS Leander,leaves the Church Service.L-R: RA Tony Parr and Carol Parr, AdmiralSir Trevor Soar (C in C Royal Navy) and LadyAnne Soar, RADM Steven Gilmour (COMAUSFLTRAN).16 NT163october-november11WWW.NAVY.MIL.NZ

Saluting the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior:L – R, Chief of Air Force Air Vice MarshalPeter Stockwell, Chief of Army MajorGeneral Timothy Keating, Vice Chief ofDefence Force, RA Jack Steer.In Navy tradition the 70th Anniversary Cakeis cut by the Navy's newest sailor OrdinarySteward Elizabeth Townson from HMNZS TEMANA, and longest-serving sailor WOSCSReece Golding.WWW.NAVY.MIL.NZ NT163october-november11 17

Under grey skies the fleet anchored in WellingtonHarbour for the review by His Excellency the RightHonourable Lieutenant General Sir Gerry Mataparae,Governor General of New Zealand. As the weatherbroke and the rain came down, the sailors of the RNZNcheered His Excellency as he sailed past onboardHMNZS RESOLUTION.HMNZS TE MAnaMonday 3 OctoberFLEET REVIEWHis Excellency takes the salute.18 NT163october-november11WWW.NAVY.MIL.NZ

in the rain, The crew of TE KAHA line theFoc’sle in preparation for the sail past.Drying out in the Fo’c’sle after theceremonial cheer. LSCS ‘Notch’ Webb.Warming up: hot tomato soup in the JuniorRates Mess after completing the FleetReview.WWW.NAVY.MIL.NZ NT163october-november11 19

MANAWANUI -Sustaining CapabilityBy SLT Joe StandenDuring August and September HMNZSMANAWANUI spent a large amount of timein Devonport conducting maintenance andharbour training. Periods of time such asthese are highly valuable for a ship whichspends most of it’s time sailing fromDevonport on Monday morning, returning onFriday afternoon. Although we don’t travelas far a field as some (any) of the otherships in the fleet, any chance to spend morethan just a weekend in Devonport is alwaysappreciated.The last maintenance period gave theEngineering Department an opportunity tooverhaul and optimise the propulsion plant. Thegovernors on both diesels received attention, aswell as all the salt water cooling pumps to namebut two things. The Ship’s air conditioning plantwas given a major rebuild, and the refrigerationplant was stripped down and upgraded.MANAWANUI’s core business is divingsupport, and the four anchor winches thatenable us to anchor are part and parcelof what makes us special. Each winch ishydraulically driven and carries a kilometre ofwire with a 600kg Bruce Anchor at the end.The wire is 24mm diameter, 6 strand with 36wires per strand giving it a breaking load of36.9 tons. During the maintenance period thehydraulic control head of one of the wincheswas removed for some tender love and careafter nearly 33 years of helping hold the shipin place. We look after the winches, and theylook after us.In between the maintenance period and theharbour training the ship embarked the LeadingDivers course and over a week headed roundto Tauranga, avoiding the Astrolabe Reef onour way in. A quick weekend away was justwhat the crew needed after working hard to getthe ship looking smart after the maintenanceperiod.At the end of September 12 of the crewheaded down to Wellington to be involvedin the 70th Anniversary celebrations whilstkeeping our feet dry, staying at HMNZSOLPHERT, assisting with shore based transportrequirements. Look out for the full report in thenext issue.Engine room showing No2 ship servicegenerator which was given a complete topoverhaul by ship staff.The view from the Machinery Control Roomwhere the propulsion plant is controlledunder direction from the EngineeringOfficer of the Watch.One of Manawanui’s powerful hydraulicanchor winches which can hold the ship ina precise position allowing the divers towork beneath the waves.20 NT163october-november11WWW.NAVY.MIL.NZ

OTAGO –Change of CommandBy Ensign Mathew WilsonSince Returning from the Islands OTAGO hasbeen hard at work preparing for the busyupcoming RNZN 70th review. To add to thatwe have had the Major Fleet Unit NavigatorsCourse onboard and a Change of Commandceremony to welcome our new CommandingOfficer, Commander McEwan. OTAGO hasalso spent three weeks in an IMAV periodconducting maintenance and upgradesthroughout the ship.In Mid August OTAGO embarked 5 newnavigating students to conduct a week ofintense pilotage to assess and consolidatetheir navigating skills. We spent the first halfof the week navigating at high speeds aroundWaiheke Island, the Coromandel Peninsularand around Kawau Island. We then movedfurther north to Whangaroa Harbour wherethe navigators to be were yet again tested inthe most extreme conditions. Some passageswere so tight that OTAGO passed only 50metres from rocks!The week was a great success with theNavigating students excelling and membersof the ships company learning a thing or twoas well.During the IMAV period we were able toprovide additional support to the junior marinetechnicians ashore so they could progresstheir task books. They have been helping outthe engineers onboard to get OTAGO ready forthe busy time ahead. They were busy assistingOTAGO’s Marine Technicians with Fault findingand rectifying defects on the ships generators.They were an asset to the ship for the short timethat they were onboard.After IMAV, OTAGO conducted a Changeof Command Ceremony with LieutenantCommander Rook relinquishing commandto Commander D.G. McEwan. This was abusy time for OTAGO and her new Captainas we were rapidly approaching the RNZN70th Review. We set sail in mid September toconduct a short CO sea week which helpedour new Captain fit in and allowed the shipscompany to refresh their skills at sea.OTAGO has been busy throughout her timealongside and her ships company will continueto provide the excellent support to their new COas they always have done.chief of navy, ra tony parr and commanderdavid mcewan at the change of commandceremony.WWW.NAVY.MIL.NZ NT163october-november11 21

Two-Speed Naval CrosswordTwo-Speed Naval CrosswordCryptic and quick clues are provided for this crossword. Both sets of clues have the sameCryptic and quick clues are provided for this crossword. Both sets of clues have the same set of answers.QUICK CLUESAcross1. Military vessel (7)5. Digs (7)9. Enormous (7)10. Guide (9)12. Liquid (3)13. Replenishment At Sea (abbr.) (3)16. Seaman (6)19. Large warships (8)20. Starting point (5)22. Bathe (4)24. Nail (4)27. Forehead (4)29. Depressed (4)30. Stimulant (5)33. Hide (8)35. Land mass (6)37. Angry crowd (3)39. Humour (3)40. Screw (9)42. Flag officer (7)43. Lamp (7)44. Cravat (7)Down1. Irrigate (5)2. Local tax (5)3. Aircraft shelter (6)4. Ocean (7)5. Nonsense (4)6. Remote Operating Vehicle (abbr.) (3)7. Watchful (2,5)8. Golf score (3)11. Cooking ingredient (3)14. Letter of phonetic alphabet (5)15. Test (5)17. After (5)18. Alcoholic drink (3)19. Chef (4)21. Under (3)23. USMC acknowledgement (abbr.) (3)25. Inland waterway (5)26. Oxidised (5)27. Marker float (4)28. South Island province (5)30. Native bird (3)31. Tuck shop (7)32. Ship’s commander (7)34. Nuclear (6)36. Form of address (3)37. Value (5)38. Ship’s bottom (5)39. Female sailor (4)40. Physical Training Instructor (Abbr.) (3)41. Shelter (3)CRYPTIC CLUESAcross1. A substitute in worship and we’ll have amighty vessel (7)5. Sounds like DCN might hide the EasterBunny’s eggs here (7)9. Enormous and unsinkable (7)10. Crazy CDR Ng, aviator and pathfinderalike (9)12. Sailors permanent reminder of a runashore in Korea (3)13. Sometimes even treats can replenisha ship (3)16. Puts right or ails the mariner (6)19. Sir’s cure could repair Achilles andGambia (8)20. Single piece of data provides a fixedstarting point (5)22. A dhobey results in an abbreviatedstate (4)1 2 3 4 5 6 7 89 10 111213 14 15 16 17 181921 22 2324 25 26 27 282930 31 322033 3435 36 37 3840 41 4243 4424. Small nail used to secure the corner ofa sail (4)27. Used, to give little brother direction, to getashore (4)29. An engineers marking dye might make himdespondent (4)30. Gins best mate and together a remedy forall (5)33. Bestow a wayward sailor with hiddenextra (8)35. You could say Ireland is an example ofthis (6)37. An angry crowd went too far and pushedhim overboard (3)39. Intelligent humour with no end (3)40. A front row forward, Ms McPherson andthe right driving force (9)42. Nowadays the Russian space stationwould be made with aluminium by a flagofficer (7)43. Local area network initially combined withseabird to produce a light (7)44. Head supporter to draw man’saccessory (7)Down1. HIJKLMNO (5)2. Rankings can make tears flow (5)3. We hear you could keep your suit on this…but you’re more likely to find a place to store a chopper (6)4. Peaceful place for a swim (7)5. Avoiding lessons to sleep in (4)6. If the wanderer loses the queen we’ll be leftwith a vehicle (3)7. 100 people could be required on parade forthis fencing call (2,5)8. Sounds like our admiral takes the rightnumber of strokes (3)11. Noughts and crosses – a chef’s trademarkingredient (3)3914. Phonetic alphabet head(s) (5)15. The last resort; gave up the hiding place– a very trying experience (5)17. Both sides holding consumption can causefurther delay (5)18. Odd sort, but displaying spirit (3)19. Was James the captain or a chef?21. Rearranged the characters on the bus toprovide undersea transport (3)23. “Heard, understood and acknowledged!”was initially a USMC Grunt? (3)25. Can a long stretch of water be aman-made short cut? (5)26. Out of form in rugby pig pen (5)27. Young lad, say, makes a mark (4)28. The offshore vessels quota goes inside (5)30. Oceanographic research ship:YEAH RIGHT! (3)31. Canter with no right needs other directionsto find the tuck shop (7)32. Hopefully this leader won’t turn to jelly andpanic at the first sign of battle (7)34. A male cat in charge of The Bomb (6)36. Knight is back, right? (3)37. A change to the committees remitdeserved praise (5)38. The grand leader was surrounded by bilein the bottom of the ship (5)39. Female sailor may be found in low rentaccommodation (4)40. He was initially a Physical TrainingInstructor (3)41. A sheltered spot for a general (3)By three authors: DAMN RIDDLES OF MRE.BRICE, MBE (7,8,9) (anag.)Crossword solution, bottom page 3.22 NT163october-november11WWW.NAVY.MIL.NZ

HMNZS OLPHERTWellington Naval Reservist ABSEA StanislavShateev about to take the plunge as part ofhis Sea Survival training at Queens WharfWellington.Navy SeaSurvival TrainingBy LTCDR RNZNVR Michael StephensTaking advantage of the Wellington Portvisit of the Inshore Patrol Craft HMNZSPUKAKI, there was an enthusiastic turnoutby Wellington Naval Reserve Unit HMNZSOLPHERT personnel of all ranks who joinedwith members of the local Sea Cadet Units toundertake Navy Sea Survival Training.Carried out in both at HMNZS OLPHERTand at Queens Wharf, under the supervisionof RNZN Petty Officer Darryl Tarr, the objectiveof the training was to ensure all personnelintending to serve on in RNZN Ships are trainedto the required Navy Standard in both thetheory and practice of a variety of Sea Survivaltechniques. This included the use of NavyLife Jackets and Life rafts, with the highlighta bracing winter’s day plunge into WellingtonHarbour, with HMNZS PUKAKI’s personnelmanning the Ship’s RHIB on standby as theSafety Boat for this training exercise.Members of the Wellington Naval ReserveUnit HMNZS OLPHERT join with local SeaCadets to undertake Sea Survival trainingat Queens Wharf Wellington, with supportfrom the crew of HMNZS PUKAKIWWW.NAVY.MIL.NZ NT163october-november11 23

Ships at night. Four IPV’s and CANTERBURYagainst the Wellington CBD at night. Photo:SGT Chris Weissenborn, taken from MountVictoria.

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