Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/USS-Pintado-Arrives-in-Auckland-27MZIFVE73UZ.htmlConceptually similarUSS Haddo Arrives in AucklandGP04N1LCompleted★★★★USS Haddo Arrives in AucklandGP04N1MCompleted★★★★USS Phoenix Arrives in AucklandGP04N1NCompleted★★★★USS Phoenix Arrives in AucklandGP04N1OCompleted★★★★★★USS Phoenix Arrives in AucklandGP04N1PCompleted★★★★USS Texas Arrives in New ZealandGP04N1RCompleted★★★★Rainbow Warrior in New ZealandGP04IRNCompleted★★★★The Rainbow Warrior in New ZealandGP04ODHCompleted★★★★The Rainbow Warrior in New ZealandGP04OE3Completed★★★★View AllGP04N1QUSS Pintado Arrives in AucklandThe USS Pintado submarine, escorted by the HMNZS Waikato (the same frigate sent to Moruroa test zone in 1973 by the New Zealand Government), is met by the Peace Squadron as it arrives in Waitemata harbour, Auckland in 1978. The vessel in the foreground is the Alliance - a scow which was part of the Peace Squadron. 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.Locations:Aotearoa-Auckland-OceaniaDate:1 Jan, 1978Credit:© GreenpeaceMaximum size:4163px X 2841pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Banners-Day-Nuclear (campaign title)-Outdoors-People-Sailboats-Ships-SubmarinesShoot:USS Pintado Arrives in AucklandAnti nuclear protest on the Waitemata harbour in early 1978. The Peace Squadron were protesting the arrival of the US nuclear submarine, Pintado, which was escorted in by the HMNZS Waikato (the same frigate sent to Moruroa test zone in 1973 by the NZ government) and two naval helicopters.