Napier was visited by HMAS Vampire and Vendetta over Labour Weekend, October 1962. Can just make out the shape of 'Vampire' in the background. NZSCo's Rakaia witnessed the occasion. Always thought the 'Daring' class of destroyers among the most handsome ever built.
Built: 1954 Cockatoo, Sydney
Machinery: 2-shaft geared turbines, S.H.P. 54,000=34.75knots
Armament(1962) 4-Seacat(1x4)G.W.S. 6-4.5inch DP(3x2)
4-40mm. AA(2x2) guns; 5-21inch TT(1x5); 1-ATW Limbo