Frigates: Loch Class; HMNZS Rotoiti

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Frigates: Loch Class; HMNZS Rotoiti

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Rotoiti on sea trials prior to handing over to RNZN the following day.

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hmnzs rotoiti after refit prior to being handed over to rnzn the next day dated 61949 ex hms loch katrine.jpg
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Well I'm sure they will gain the best out of her , and achieve what they wanted .....
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Loch Class Frigate HMNZS Rotoiti (Ex HMS Loch Katrine) pictured c1957.
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Loch Class Frigates, HMNZS Hawea F422 (Ex HMS Loch Eck) pictured with sister HMNZS Rotoiti (Ex HMS Loch Katrine) at Yokohama on May 11th 1951.
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Jackstay Transfer from Loch Class Frigate HMNZS Rotoiti to Carrier HMS Warrior during Operation Grapple in 1957...the woefully inadequate protection, in the form of white cotton "anti-flash" clothes and dark goggles, afforded to the crew members are telling...More than 50% of those present were to die from radiation-related cancers before reaching their 60th birthday. Many were present for the entire series of tests, culminating in the Grapple X explosion with a 1.2 megaton yield and never-before seen levels of harmful gamma radiation, which caused untold damage to the men present; and later to their children,a fact only admitted by the British Government in this century - after most of those affected had already died.
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