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    Devonport North Island New Zealand
Lat 36° 49′ 54″ S Long 174° 47′ 46.6″ E Devonport is a suburb of Auckland on the North Island in New Zealand. Borders Waitematā Harbor (Auckland Harbor) to the west and Hauraki Gulf to the east.

Wartime History
During World War II, Devonport was a Royal New Zealand Navy (HMNZS) naval base and dockyard including Calliope Drydock and training jetty Naval Base to support Naval operations. Also used by U.S. Navy (USN) warships and vessels.

National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy
(Torpedo Bay Navy Museum)

Located at Located on the north shore of Devonport at Torpedo Bay

Royal New Zealand Navy Memorial
The memorial lists the names of 352 officers and men of the Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve and Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve who died in all parts of the world during the Second World War and who have no known grave. Most were lost or buried at sea, although the memorial also honours some who died in Japanese captivity. Almost half of those commemorated were serving on the British cruiser HMS Neptune, which sank after striking mines in the Mediterranean on 19 December 1941 - a tragedy that claimed more than 750 lives, including 150 New Zealanders. Also known as the Royal New Zealand Naval Memorial.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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