The Designator 11th Frigate Flotilla was assigned to the Loch-class Frigates when they were commissioned into the RNZN. A number of questions have arisen
- Did the Loch’s ever go under the designation 11th Frigate Squadron?
- If so when did this occur? In August 1948 the six Loch frigates were designated the 11th Frigate Flotilla with the Senior Officer in HMNZS Taupo. Leaving Britain on 15 October 1948 four of the six ships arrived in Auckland 5 January 1949. On arrival the four frigates the NZ squadron was reconstituted and the Senior Officer was on HMNZS Bellona.
- When did OTAGO, TARANAKI, WAIKATO and CANTERBURY become designated as the 11th Frigate Squadron and when was it dis-established)
- When was Captain F11 was assigned did they used to paint a broad black stripe on the funnell to indicate who was the Captain?