Arriving as the second ship to berth at the newly opened island harbour at Bluff on the 3rd December 1960.
A flight of RNZAF Canberra Bombers is above her.
Scan permission Bluff Maritime Museum-photo SHB Official
After WWII, NZ set about taking responsibility for doing its own Survey duties. HMAS Lachlan,a River class frigate built in Australia and commissioned since 1945 as a survey vessel was transferred on loan to RNZN as HMNZS Lachlan on 5 October 1949. She recommenced the re-survey of the NZ coastline