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Female commanding officer for Navy frigate

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 13/06/2017

A Royal New Zealand Navy frigate will have a woman at the helm for the first time when the HMNZS Te Mana has a change of command.

Commander Lisa Hunn will take over from Commander Simon Griffiths at a ceremony at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland on Wednesday.

It will be her second command, having been the last officer in charge of the survey vessel HMNZS Takapu before it was decommissioned.

Commander Hunn joined the RNZN in 1990, serving on numerous ships between 1993 and 2007.

She has been the principal warfare officer and then operations officer on HMNZS Te Kaha, and has been executive officer of HMNZS Te Mana and of HMNZS Philomel (Devonport Naval Base).

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