F90 HMS Brilliant

UK Royal Navy

1996 to 2004 - BR Brazilian Navy - Greenhalgh class F47 Dodsworth    



1981 to 1996    


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Flight Deck: BT
Call Sign: GWOJ


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1976-sepOrdered
1977-mar-25Laid down
1978-dec-16Launched
1981-may-15Commissioned
1981-julAircraftassigned Lynx HAS.2 815 NAS Brilliant Flt XZ736 / 342-BT from Jul 1981 until c Dec 1981
1982-apr-2Deployment Operation Corporate Ordered to South Atlantic from exercise, leaving theatre on 23 Jun 1982, after being relieved by HMS Broadsword.
1982-apr-14Aircraftassigned 815 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ721 as Brilliant Flt / 341 from 14 Apr to 22 Apr 1982
1982-apr-22DeploymentGrytviken Operation Paraquat detached from main group to join Operation Paraquat to retake South Georgia
1982-apr-22Aircraftreleased Lynx XZ721 to HMS Sheffield, in exchange for XZ725 as 815 NAS Brilliant Flt / 341
1986-aprAircraftassigned Lynx HAS.3 829 NAS Brilliant Flt ZD268/ 342-BT from c Apr 1986 to c Jun 1987
1988-decAircraftKEVipingo 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
1990-mayPort Visitvisit to Faroes Islands
1991-jan-15DeploymentPersian Gulf 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.
1996Decommissioned
1996-aug-30Fate: transferedto Marinha do Brasil as BNS Dodsworth
1996-aug-31CommissionedBR Greenhalgh class F47 Dodsworth ex UK RN HMS Brilliant
2004-mar-11DecommissionedBR Greenhalgh class F47 Dodsworth
2012-julFate: scrappedBR Greenhalgh class F47 Dodsworth TRAliaga Shipbreakers scrapped in Turkey

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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