F88 HMS Broadsword

UK Royal Navy

1995 to present - BR Brazilian Navy - Greenhalgh class F46 Greenhalgh    



1979 to 1995    


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Flight Deck: BW
Call Sign: GUUS


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1974-febOrdered
1975-feb-7Laid down
1976-may-12Launched
1979-may-4Commissioned
1979-may-15AircraftHMD Devonport noted 829 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ246/320-AZ Amazon Flt, conducting deck landings, inside HMNB Devonport
1982-janAircraftassigned Lynx HAS.2 815 NAS Broadsword Flt XZ736 / 346-BW from Jan 1982 until mid Apr 1982
1982-apr-8Deployment 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.
1987-may-17DeploymentPersian Gulf (31) USS Stark Armilla Patrol rendered assistance to USS Stark after it had been badly damaged by Exocet missile strikes.
1993-janDeploymentHRDalmatian coast UNPROFOR escort for HMS Ark Royal in the Adriatic. Relieved by HMS Brilliant c Mar 1993.
1993-marAircraftLynx HAS.3 XZ694 assigned as Broadsword Flt / 347-BW. /346-BW by Aug 1993 until c Mar 1994.
1995-mar-31Decommissioned
1995-jun-30Fate: transferedto Marinha do Brasil as BNS Greenhalgh
1995-jun-30CommissionedBR Greenhalgh class F46 Greenhalgh ex UK RN HMS Broadsword

Specifications    

    from Type 22 (Batch 1) Broadsword class
222crew
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

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Builder    

UK Yarrow, Scotstoun


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