UK Type 22 (Batch 1) Broadsword class



Frigate Type 22 (Batch 1) Broadsword class

    Derivatives / Succeeded by
UK Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class 1983
                        UK Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class 1988
                        RO Regele Ferdinand class 2004
BR Greenhalgh class 1995

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3500light (tn)
4400full load (tn)
131.10length (m)
14.80beam (m)
6.10draught (m)
4500range (nm)
30max speed (knots)
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Olympus
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Tyne
2Naval Engine propulsion system: COGOG
4Missile Launcher MM38 Exocet single launcher
2Missile Launcher Sea Wolf
4Chaff and decoys Seagnat
1Chaff and decoys towed decoy Type 182
1Naval Radar air search radar Type 967
1Naval Radar surface search radar Type 968
2Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 910
1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 1006
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 2016

Aircraft Login to Edit

    Typical Max
UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 12
UK Royal Navy Westland sea king 01

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UK Yarrow - Scotstoun4

Ships on Database - all derivatives Login to Edit

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UKRoyal NavyF88HMS BroadswordGUUS - BW19791995
Greenhalgh class BR Brazilian Navy F46 Greenhalgh 1995--
UKRoyal NavyF89HMS BattleaxeGVEW - BX19801997
Greenhalgh class BR Brazilian Navy F49 Rademaker 1997--
UKRoyal NavyF90HMS BrilliantGWOJ - BT19811996
Greenhalgh class BR Brazilian Navy F47 Dodsworth 19962004
UKRoyal NavyF91HMS BrazenGZIT - BZ19821996
Greenhalgh class BR Brazilian Navy F48 Bosisio 19962017
UKRoyal NavyF92Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class HMS BoxerGBBK - XB19831999
UKRoyal NavyF93Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class HMS BeaverGBBL - VB19841999
UKRoyal NavyF94Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class HMS BraveGCBK - BA19861999
UKRoyal NavyF95Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class HMS LondonGDBV - LO19871999
Regele Ferdinand class RO Romanian Naval Forces F222 Regina Maria 2005--
UKRoyal NavyF96Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class HMS SheffieldGDKF - SD19882002
CL Chilean Navy FF-19 Almirante Williams 2003--
UKRoyal NavyF98Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class HMS CoventryGDKG - CV19882001
Regele Ferdinand class RO Romanian Naval Forces F221 Regele Ferdinand 2004--
UKRoyal NavyF99Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class HMS CornwallGDLU - CW19882011
UKRoyal NavyF85Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class HMS CumberlandGAAP - CL19892011
UKRoyal NavyF86Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class HMS CampbeltownGABK - CT19892011
UKRoyal NavyF87Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class HMS ChathamGABL - CM19902011

14 units

Events Login to Edit

1974-febOrderedUK F88 HMS Broadsword
1975-feb-7Laid downUK F88 HMS Broadsword
1975-sepOrderedUK F89 HMS Battleaxe
1976-feb-4Laid downUK F89 HMS Battleaxe
1976-may-12LaunchedUK F88 HMS Broadsword
1976-sepOrderedUK F90 HMS Brilliant
1977-mar-25Laid downUK F90 HMS Brilliant
1977-may-18LaunchedUK F89 HMS Battleaxe
1977-octOrderedUK F91 HMS Brazen
1978-aug-18Laid downUK F91 HMS Brazen
1978-dec-16LaunchedUK F90 HMS Brilliant
1979-may-4CommissionedUK F88 HMS Broadsword
1979-may-15AircraftUK F88 HMS Broadsword noted 829 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ246/320-AZ Amazon Flt, conducting deck landings, inside HMNB Devonport
1980-mar-4LaunchedUK F91 HMS Brazen
1980-mar-28CommissionedUK F89 HMS Battleaxe
1981-janAircraftUK F89 HMS Battleaxe assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ725 as / 403-BX by Jan 1981 to Nov 1981
1981-may-15CommissionedUK F90 HMS Brilliant
1981-julAircraftUK F90 HMS Brilliant assigned Lynx HAS.2 815 NAS Brilliant Flt XZ736 / 342-BT from Jul 1981 until c Dec 1981
1981-novAircraftUK F89 HMS Battleaxe assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ728 as / 403-BX by Nov 1981 to Apr 1982
1982-janAircraftUK F88 HMS Broadsword assigned Lynx HAS.2 815 NAS Broadsword Flt XZ736 / 346-BW from Jan 1982 until mid Apr 1982
1982-apr-2DeploymentUK F90 HMS Brilliant Operation Corporate Ordered to South Atlantic from exercise, leaving theatre on 23 Jun 1982, after being relieved by HMS Broadsword.
1982-apr-8DeploymentUK F88 HMS Broadsword Operation Corporate Departed Gibraltar for South Atlantic, to join CV Battle Group. Left theatre 4 Jul 1982, in company with HMS Hermes and returned to HMNB Devonport on 23 Jul.
1982-apr-14AircraftUK F90 HMS Brilliant assigned 815 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ721 as Brilliant Flt / 341 from 14 Apr to 22 Apr 1982
1982-apr-22DeploymentUK F90 HMS Brilliant Operation Paraquat detached from main group to join Operation Paraquat to retake South Georgia
1982-apr-22AircraftUK F90 HMS Brilliant released Lynx XZ721 to HMS Sheffield, in exchange for XZ725 as 815 NAS Brilliant Flt / 341
1982-jul-2CommissionedUK F91 HMS Brazen
1982-oct-6AircraftUK F91 HMS Brazen Lynx HAS.2 XZ690 noted ranged on flight deck, as ship departed Devonport
1983-julAircraftUK F89 HMS Battleaxe assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ256 as / 403-BX by Jul 1983 to c Aug 1985
1983-nov-18DeploymentUK F91 HMS Brazen Operation Offcut ordered to stand off Beirut as advanced units for support of British forces and civilians in Lebanon.
1985-sepAircraftUK F89 HMS Battleaxe assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ235 as / 403-BX by Sep 1985 to c Aug 1986
1986-febPort VisitUK F91 HMS Brazen early Feb visit, alongside HMS Belfast.
1986-aprAircraftUK F90 HMS Brilliant assigned Lynx HAS.3 829 NAS Brilliant Flt ZD268/ 342-BT from c Apr 1986 to c Jun 1987
1986-jun-21Port VisitUK F89 HMS Battleaxe Fleet days 1986 on board Lynx XZ235
1986-novAircraftUK F89 HMS Battleaxe assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ235 as / 403-BX by Nov 1986 to c Sep 1987
1987-may-17DeploymentUK F88 HMS Broadsword Armilla Patrol rendered assistance to USS Stark after it had been badly damaged by Exocet missile strikes.
1987-aug-20Port VisitUK F91 HMS Brazen visited Valletta for c. a week. First British warship to visit officially, since the Dom Mintoff expelled the UK Armed Forces in 1979.
1987-sepAircraftUK F89 HMS Battleaxe assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ720 as / 403-BX by Sep 1987 to c Mar 1988
1988-mayAircraftUK F89 HMS Battleaxe assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ695 as / 403-BX by May 1988 to c Oct 1988
1988-decAircraftUK F90 HMS Brilliant assigned 829 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ244/343 until side door broke loose in flight and damaged tail rotor, causing crash near Vipingo, Kenya on 14 May 1989
1989RefitUK F89 HMS Battleaxe refit by Babcock at HMD Devonport for weapons and machinery update, including new gearboxes
1990-marAircraftUK F89 HMS Battleaxe assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ229 as / 403-BX by Mar 1990 to c Nov 1990
1990-mayPort VisitUK F90 HMS Brilliant visit to Faroes Islands
1990-sepDeploymentUK F91 HMS Brazen Armilla Patrol Deployed to reinforce Armilla Patrol after Kuwaiti annexation by Iraq. Joined by HMS Cardiff and HMS Gloucester as part of TG 321.1, relieving HMS Battleaxe, HMS Jupiter and HMS York.
1990-sepDeploymentUK F89 HMS Battleaxe Armilla Patrol Along with HMS Jupiter and HMS York, were relieved by HMS Brazen, HMS Cardiff and HMS Gloucester (as part of TG 321.1).
1991-jan-15DeploymentUK F90 HMS Brilliant Armilla Patrol Departed Portland for Armilla Patrol duties, in company with HMS Exeter, HMS Brave and RFA Bayleaf (and joined later by HMS Manchester), to relieve HMS Gloucester, HMS Cardiff and HMS Brazen on station.
1991-jan-29DeploymentUK F91 HMS Brazen Operation Desert Shield/Storm Ships Flt Lynx (ZD256/330-BZ and XZ724/331-BZ), together with those from HMS Gloucester, HMS Cardiff and HMS Manchester, engaged Iraqi Fast Attack Craft with Sea Skua missiles.
1993-marAircraftUK F88 HMS Broadsword Lynx HAS.3 XZ694 assigned as Broadsword Flt / 347-BW. /346-BW by Aug 1993 until c Mar 1994.
1994-sep-11DeploymentUK F91 HMS Brazen ran aground in Patagonian Canal and later patched up in Talcahuano, Chile. This incident was likely key to the later decision to sell her to Brazil.
1995-mar-31DecommissionedUK F88 HMS Broadsword
1995-jun-30Fate: transferedUK F88 HMS Broadsword to Marinha do Brasil as BNS Greenhalgh
1996DecommissionedUK F90 HMS Brilliant
1996DecommissionedUK F91 HMS Brazen
1996-aug-30Fate: transferedUK F90 HMS Brilliant to Marinha do Brasil as BNS Dodsworth
1996-aug-30Fate: transferedUK F91 HMS Brazen to Marinha do Brasil as BNS Bosisio
1997-marDecommissionedUK F89 HMS Battleaxe
1997-apr-30Fate: transferedUK F89 HMS Battleaxe to Marinha do Brasil as BNS Rademaker

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