On 16 January 1940, to recognize the role the New Zealand ship HMS Achilles had played in the Battle of the River Plate, Auckland City Council resolved to name the tip of the headland on the western side of the Tamaki River as Achilles Point.
This web feature was written by Ian McGibbon and produced by the NZHistory.net.nz team.
The text and some of the images from this web feature have been made into a booklet for the naval museum in Montevideo.
The Royal New Zealand Navy memorial at Devonport, Auckland.
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 Vounteer 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.