HMNZS Tui (T 234)
MS Trawler of the Kiwi class
|Navy||The Royal New Zealand Navy|
|Built by||Henry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.) : G. Plenty Ltd. (Newbury, U.K.)|
|Ordered||26 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||19 Mar 1940|
|Launched||26 Aug 1941|
|Commissioned||5 Dec 1941|
Commands listed for HMNZS Tui (T 234)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. John George Hilliard, RNZNVR||26 Nov 1941||29 Jul 1944|
|2||Lt. Frank Stanley Cable, RNZNVR||29 Jul 1944|
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Notable events involving Tui include:
19 Aug 1943
HMNZS Tui, along with some American OS2U Kingfisher float planes of VS-57, attack and sink the Japanese submarine I-17 40 miles SE of Noumea. The I-17 had been the first Axis warship to shell North America when she shelled the Ellwood Oil Field near Santa Barbara, California. (1)
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