Henry Robb shipbuilders provided the first ships that formed the real beginnings of The Royal New Zealand Navy. The first three ships were to become very well known down under and they all played a huge part in the conflict in and around the Pacific Theatre of War.
HMNZS KIWI one of the "Bird Class" armed trawlers who fought with great distinction during the battle of the Pacific. (Image courtesy of the New Zealand Defence Force)
The wreck of the Japanese Submarine I-1 which was attacked by HMNZS KIWI and TUI
HMNZS TUI (T234)
Attack on the Japanese Submarine I-1
To be continued.