HMNZS Gale (T04) was a coastal cargo boat which was requisitioned by the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) and converted into a minesweeper. She was the first New Zealand vessel to go into action against Japan. Gale was owned by the Canterbury Steam Shipping Company. She was one of four ships requisitioned as a consequence of the German auxiliary cruiser Orion's minefield and the loss of the liner Niagara, the others being Matai, Puriri and . She was taken over on 10 October 1940 and handed to the dockyard for conversion. She was a sister ship to Breeze.

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  • HMNZS Gale (T04) was a coastal cargo boat which was requisitioned by the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) and converted into a minesweeper. She was the first New Zealand vessel to go into action against Japan. Gale was owned by the Canterbury Steam Shipping Company. She was one of four ships requisitioned as a consequence of the German auxiliary cruiser Orion's minefield and the loss of the liner Niagara, the others being Matai, Puriri and . She was taken over on 10 October 1940 and handed to the dockyard for conversion. She was a sister ship to Breeze. (en)
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  • HMNZS Gale (T04) was a coastal cargo boat which was requisitioned by the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) and converted into a minesweeper. She was the first New Zealand vessel to go into action against Japan. Gale was owned by the Canterbury Steam Shipping Company. She was one of four ships requisitioned as a consequence of the German auxiliary cruiser Orion's minefield and the loss of the liner Niagara, the others being Matai, Puriri and . She was taken over on 10 October 1940 and handed to the dockyard for conversion. She was a sister ship to Breeze. (en)
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