Type 22 (Batch 1) Broadsword class



Frigate Type 22 (Batch 1) Broadsword class

    Derivatives / Succeeded by
Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class 1983
                        Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class 1988
                        Regele Ferdinand class 2004
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
Royal Navy Westland Lynx 12
Royal Navy Westland sea king 01

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Shipyards Login to Edit

Yarrow - Scotstoun4

Ships on Database - all derivatives Login to Edit

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

14 units

Events Login to Edit

1974-febOrdered F88 HMS Broadsword
1975-feb-7Laid down F88 HMS Broadsword
1975-sepOrdered F89 HMS Battleaxe
1976-feb-4Laid down F89 HMS Battleaxe
1976-may-12Launched F88 HMS Broadsword
1976-sepOrdered F90 HMS Brilliant
1977-mar-25Laid down F90 HMS Brilliant
1977-may-18Launched F89 HMS Battleaxe
1977-octOrdered F91 HMS Brazen
1978-aug-18Laid down F91 HMS Brazen
1978-dec-16Launched F90 HMS Brilliant
1979-may-4Commissioned F88 HMS Broadsword
1979-may-15Aircraft F88 HMS Broadsword noted 829 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ246/320-AZ Amazon Flt, conducting deck landings, inside HMNB Devonport
1980-mar-4Launched F91 HMS Brazen
1980-mar-28Commissioned F89 HMS Battleaxe
1981-janAircraft F89 HMS Battleaxe assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ725 as / 403-BX by Jan 1981 to Nov 1981
1981-may-15Commissioned F90 HMS Brilliant
1981-julAircraft F90 HMS Brilliant assigned Lynx HAS.2 815 NAS Brilliant Flt XZ736 / 342-BT from Jul 1981 until c Dec 1981
1981-novAircraft F89 HMS Battleaxe assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ728 as / 403-BX by Nov 1981 to Apr 1982
1982-janAircraft F88 HMS Broadsword assigned Lynx HAS.2 815 NAS Broadsword Flt XZ736 / 346-BW from Jan 1982 until mid Apr 1982
1982-apr-2Deployment 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-8Deployment 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.
1982-apr-22Deployment F90 HMS Brilliant Operation Paraquat detached from main group to join Operation Paraquat to retake South Georgia
1982-jul-2Commissioned F91 HMS Brazen
1982-oct-6Aircraft F91 HMS Brazen Lynx HAS.2 XZ690 noted ranged on flight deck, as ship departed Devonport
1983-julAircraft F89 HMS Battleaxe assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ256 as / 403-BX by Jul 1983 to c Aug 1985
1983-nov-18Deployment F91 HMS Brazen Operation Offcut ordered to stand off Beirut as advanced units for support of British forces and civilians in Lebanon.
1985-sepAircraft F89 HMS Battleaxe assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ235 as / 403-BX by Sep 1985 to c Aug 1986
1986-febPort Visit F91 HMS Brazen early Feb visit, alongside HMS Belfast.
1986-aprAircraft 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 Visit F89 HMS Battleaxe Fleet days 1986 on board Lynx XZ235
1986-novAircraft F89 HMS Battleaxe assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ235 as / 403-BX by Nov 1986 to c Sep 1987
1987-may-17Deployment F88 HMS Broadsword Armilla Patrol rendered assistance to USS Stark after it had been badly damaged by Exocet missile strikes.
1987-aug-20Port Visit 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-sepAircraft F89 HMS Battleaxe assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ720 as / 403-BX by Sep 1987 to c Mar 1988
1988-mayAircraft F89 HMS Battleaxe assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ695 as / 403-BX by May 1988 to c Oct 1988
1988-decAircraft 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
1989Refit F89 HMS Battleaxe refit by Babcock at HMD Devonport for weapons and machinery update, including new gearboxes
1990-marAircraft F89 HMS Battleaxe assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ229 as / 403-BX by Mar 1990 to c Nov 1990
1990-mayPort Visit F90 HMS Brilliant visit to Faroes Islands
1990-sepDeployment 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-sepDeployment 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-15Deployment 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-29Deployment 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-marAircraft F88 HMS Broadsword Lynx HAS.3 XZ694 assigned as Broadsword Flt / 347-BW. /346-BW by Aug 1993 until c Mar 1994.
1994-sep-11Deployment 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-31Decommissioned F88 HMS Broadsword
1995-jun-30Fate: transfered F88 HMS Broadsword to Marinha do Brasil as BNS Greenhalgh
1996Decommissioned F90 HMS Brilliant
1996Decommissioned F91 HMS Brazen
1996-aug-30Fate: transfered F90 HMS Brilliant to Marinha do Brasil as BNS Dodsworth
1996-aug-30Fate: transfered F91 HMS Brazen to Marinha do Brasil as BNS Bosisio
1997-marDecommissioned F89 HMS Battleaxe
1997-apr-30Fate: transfered F89 HMS Battleaxe to Marinha do Brasil as BNS Rademaker

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