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H.M.N.Z.S. KIWI (Photo courtesy of RNZN Museum) Ship No 315 Second in line of the three ship order for H.M.N.Z.N. She was 157 feet and 6 inches length overall with a beam of 27 feet and 6 inches and a draught of 15 feet and 6 inches. She was launched from the yard on 7th July 1941. Ship details: Type: Bird Class Trawlers Pennant No.: T102 Commissioned: 1941 Displacement (full load): 937 tonnes Dimensions: 51.2m length, 48m height, 9.1m beam, 4.7m draught Engines: 1-shaft reciprocating engine, oil fired, max speed 13 knots Armament: 1 x 102mm [4”] gun Minesweeping equipment ASDIC [anti-submarine equipment] 1 x twin Hotchkiss light MG mounting 1 x 20mm gun (from 1942), a further 2 x 20mm fitted unofficially in 1943 Complement: 33-35 officers and ratings

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