Have you ever woken up to find that your home has moved 200 miles overnight?
Welcome to the Navy. Whilst we’re not always at sea, at any one time a third of our personnel are onboard.
Whatever the mission, you’ll find there’s a real tight-knit camaraderie when you’re at sea. You’ll be intensely proud of your ship and the way that everyone works to keep it operating smoothly. Each ship has its own defined role, from a $600m warship operating in a multi-national combat operation to smaller vessels patrolling and surveying the waters off our coast.
The ship is your home at sea, so it has everything you need to be comfortable. There are areas to chill out and put your feet up, work out or play video games.
When we’re not at sea, you’ll find us at HMNZS Philomel in Devonport. Just like when we’re onboard, this is the place where we live, work and play together. Here you’ll find facilities that we can’t always squeeze onto our ships, such as swimming pools, a library and shops. And with Auckland on your doorstep, there are all the big city attractions within easy reach too.