What were the 1947 Royal New Zealand Navy Mutinies?

Introduction During April 1947, the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) experienced a series of non-violent mutinies amongst the enlisted sailors of four ships and two shore bases. Over 20% of the RNZN’s enlisted personnel were punished or discharged for their involvement. The main cause was the poor rates of pay compared to the rest of… Read More

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