Torpedo Naval Museum attractions
An essential part of your day trip to Devonport is the Torpedo Naval Museum. It is fascinating for anyone interested in military history, World War II action in the Pacific and the history of New Zealand naval action.
Torpedo Naval Museum top sights
- A family outing or a day exploring a Victorian suburb with a fascinating naval history
- A museum with interactive exhibits, factsheets for younger viewers
- Engagement with audiences with personal stories and memorabilia bringing the story of the New Zealand navy to life
National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy view fascinating details about the lives of sailors. Enjoy the chronological story of the growth of the NZ navy from pre World War I to the present. Customs and traditions are explained from the ship’s bell which was a critical timekeeping device. Before the introduction of a reliable clock to naval vessels, the passage of time was marked by striking a bell with paired clapper blows every time a half-hour sandglass was turned. The sea-day was divided into watches of four hour duration. Except for the dog watches of which there were two 1600-1800 & 1800-2000.