HMNZS Kahu (P3571)
|Class and type:||Fairmile B class motor launch|
|Length:||112 ft (34 m)|
|Beam:||18 ft 3 in (5.56 m)|
|Draught:||4 ft 9 in (1.45 m)|
|Propulsion:||Twin petrol engines totaling 1200 bhp|
|Speed:||20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)|
|Range:||1,500 mi (1,300 nmi; 2,400 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Sensors and |
|asdic, the forerunner of sonar|
1 × 3-lb Mk I gun 1 × twin 0.303-in Machineguns12 depth charges
Originally commissioned on 20 December 1943, with the pendant number Q 411, she was part of the 80th Motor Launch Flotilla. Early in 1944, she went to the Solomon Islands where she served under the operational control of COMSOPAC.
- "The RNZN Fairmiles". Retrieved 2007-11-14.
- Cassells, K.R. (1993). The Fairmile Flotillas of The Royal New Zealand Navy. Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Ship & Marine Society. ISBN 095978344X.
- Wartime picture of ML Q 411 (Kahu I P3571) (scroll to bottom)