On 15 December, HMNZS ENDEAVOUR will be decommissioned after almost 30 years of service. Over her time in service, ENDEAVOUR has steamed over 800,000nm and pumped more than 210 million litres of fuel to more than fifteen partner nations.
ENDEAVOUR has seen operational service in Bougainville and East Timor as well as conducted deployments throughout Australia, South Pacific, Asia, West Coast of Canada and the United States as well as travelling through the Panama Canal to Europe.
ENDEAVOUR will return to her home port of New Plymouth for the last time on 14
November 2017 where she will officially hand back the charter to the Mayor of New
Plymouth before making her final entry into Devonport at 1000, Friday 01 December 2017.
In March 2018, ENDEAVOUR will depart New Zealand for the final time under a civilian
crew, heading for India. She will be recycled in an environmentally responsible manner,
which will take approximately five weeks.
In 2020, the RNZN will welcome a new replenishment capability for the Navy with the
arrival of HMNZS AOTEAROA. Once in service, she will be almost double the
displacement of ENDEAVOUR and the largest Naval vessel the navy has ever