HMNZS Canterbury Changes Command

In a ceremony onboard the New Zealand Navy’s biggest ship, HMNZS Canterbury, at Devonport Naval Base, Commander David Turner relinquished command of the ship to Commander Simon Rooke.

Chief of Navy RADM Jack Steer presided.

CDR Turner, who had been Commanding Officer of HMNZS Canterbury since November 2012, will become the Executive Officer of HMNZS Philomel, the Navy’s shore-based naval establishment.

CDR Rooke was most recently responsible for career management for all RNZN enlisted personnel.

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Source: New Zealand Navy

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