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Devonport Naval Base, Auckland, New Zeland

October 16th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

Devonport Naval Base - HMNZ Naval Base - is the home of the Royal New Zealand Navy, located at Devonport on Auckland's North Shore. The base consists of HMNZS PHILOMEL (the administration centre for the base), the Fleet Support Organisation, and the Fleet Personnel and Training Organisation.

All operational units of the Royal New Zealand Navy are based at Devonport. Senior naval staff are located at the NZDF headquarters in Wellington. The operational headquarters is located at Trentham Military Camp in the Upper Hutt suburb of Trentham. Within the Royal New Zealand Navy there are many land-based facilities and services required to support ships and personnel when they are deployed and to ensure that our Navy develops in a positive and proactive way. Shore based support is predominantly based at the Devonport Naval Base, Auckland, with a long and varied list of services and facilities, including facilities for training, sports, and cultural activities, dry dock, as well as engineering and flight support, the Band and the Naval Museum.

The RNZN College is also situated at Devonport Naval Base. Navy training encompasses numerous disciplines, from New Entry School, Junior Officer Common Training and Damage Control School to specialised training for Operational, Technical and Trade, and Support Logistics branches.

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