Ship's company of HMNZS Kiwi on parade

On 29 January 1943, the Bird class minesweeper HMNZS Kiwi, along with her sister ship Moa, rammed and wrecked a Japanese submarine off Guadalcanal. On return to Auckland, the Kiwi's company marched triumphantly through the city's streets, led by Lieutenant Commander Gordon Bridson on the left.


Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War, 1939-45: The Royal New Zealand Navy, 1956.

The image can be found here at the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre.

How to cite this page: 'Ship's company of HMNZS Kiwi on parade', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 20-Dec-2012

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