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A Ship Sails Home Short Film (Full Length) – 1962 Documentary

A Ship Sails Home

Short Film (Full Length) – 1962 Documentary

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This NFU film follows the maiden voyage of HMNZS Otago. Built at a Southampton shipyard, she was the first ship made for the Royal New Zealand Navy. The anti-submarine frigate is shown undergoing sea trials in 1960, before a haka on the Thames and a bon voyage from Princess Margaret send the Otago homewards. There are visits to ports in the Mediterranean, Suez, Singapore and Australia (where the crew enjoy shore leave) before arrival in Dunedin in January 1961. The Otago later supported protests against nuclear testing at Mururoa; she was decommissioned in 1983.

She is a hunter of submarines: fast, easily handled and equipped with most efficient aids to detection ...
– From the narration