HMNZS Manawanui (2019)

Edda Fonn in the Netherlands in 2016. Uploaded to flickr by user kees tom.

Ship Class
Launched
2003
Commissioned
2019
AD/BC
AD
History

MV Edda Fonn was launched in 2003. A Norwegian-built vessel, she was purchased by the Royal New Zealand Navy for use as a diving support and hydrographic survey ship, after the RNZN examined a pool of 150 possible vessels for the job. Renamed HMNZS Manawanui, she was purchased in 2018, and spent the next year refitting in Europe. She was commissioned 7 June, 2019. 85m (278 feet) long, Manawanui is capable of 13 knots, and has a range of 7,000 nautical miles. Manawanui replaces HMNZS Resolution in the survey role, and HMNZS Manawanui (A09) in the diving support role.