Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/USS-Phoenix-Arrives-in-Auckland-27MZIFIYRXST.htmlConceptually similarUSS Phoenix Arrives in AucklandGP04N1NCompleted★★★★USS Phoenix Arrives in AucklandGP04N1OCompleted★★★★★★USS Phoenix Arrives in AucklandGP04N1PCompleted★★★★USS Haddo Arrives in AucklandGP04N1LCompleted★★★★USS Haddo Arrives in AucklandGP04N1MCompleted★★★★USS Texas Arrives in New ZealandGP04N1RCompleted★★★★USS Pintado Arrives in AucklandGP04N1QCompleted★★★★Protest Yacht Vega in New ZealandGP02CBZCompleted★★★★Protest Yacht Vega Leads Flotilla in New ZealandGP02CBWCompleted★★★★View AllGP02Z0PUSS Phoenix Arrives in AucklandPublic protests against the visit of the Phoenix nuclear submarine. The photo, taken from on board the Vega, shows the Greenpeace boat maneuvering itself in front of the US warship.Locations:Aotearoa-AucklandDate:9 Nov, 1983Credit:© GreenpeaceMaximum size:1437px X 2172pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Day-Greenpeace activists-Harbours-KWCI (GPI)-Military-Military vehicles-Nuclear (campaign title)-Outdoors-Submarines-SV VegaShoot:USS Phoenix Arrives in AucklandThe USS Phoenix submarine is met by the Peace Squadron as it arrives in Waitemata harbour, Auckland on 9 November, 1983. The growing anti-nuclear movement in New Zealand was hostile to visits from US ships because the Americans refused to confirm or deny whether their ships carried nuclear weapons. Public opinion was increasingly in favour of banning these visits. Between 1978 and 1983 opposition to nuclear-armed ship visits rose from 32% to 72%. In 1985 the Government effectively banned nuclear ship visits. New Zealand was the first country to declare itself nuclear free when it passed legislation in 1987.