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Modern Frigate At Nelson

Making her second visit to Nelson since she was commissioned in 1960, H.M.N.Z.S, Otago honoured the birthday of Prince Philip by firing a 21-gun salute. Special saluting guns which fired a blank Bofors shell were used in the ceremony. Accompanying the vessel on this occasion was Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral R.E.Washbourne.


The Otago, viewed through a decorative porthole in the new harbour board building.


Rear Admiral Washbourne, Captain E.C.Thorne and crew stand to attention as the salute is fired.


The gun crew grimaces as the gun goes off with a whoomp