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HMNZS Taupo on winter patrol in Korea (1st of 2)

HMNZS Taupo on winter patrol in Korea

The Korean winter of 1951–52 was a particularly severe one. HMNZS Taupo (pictured) and Hawea were patrolling in Korea at the time. Mail and supplies were delivered to the ships by Korean motor launches, which had to fight their way through ice. New Zealand had two frigates stationed with the UN command until 1954. From 1954 to 1959 New Zealand frigates were attached to the Far Eastern Station of Britain's Royal Navy. For part of their service they were rotated to Korean waters, where they came under UN command.

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Ian McGibbon, 'Asian conflicts - Korean War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 June 2024)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2016