F94 HMS Brave

Royal Navy




1986 to 1999    


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Flight Deck: BA
Call Sign: GCBK


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1981-aug-27Ordered
1982-may-24Laid down
1983-nov-19Launched
1986-jul-4Commissioned
1988-jul-13AircraftLynx ZD265 asg
1989-decRefitDevonport gas turbine - Rolls Royce Spey RR SM1A Spey upgraded to RR SM1C Spey Gas Turbines - rather than the Olympus of the rest of the Class.
1990-apr-18DeploymentTask Group 318.1 departed Portsmouth for western North Atlantic deployment as part of TG 318.1, escorting HMS Ark Royal (flagship), HMS Glasgow and HMS Cumberland, supported by RFA Fort Grange and RFA Olna. Returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 28 Jun.
1991-jan-15DeploymentPersian Gulf Armilla Patrol Departed Portland for Armilla Patrol duties, in company with HMS Exeter, HMS Brilliant and RFA Bayleaf (and joined later by HMS Manchester), to relieve HMS Gloucester, HMS Cardiff and HMS Brazen on station.
1996-janAircraftas West Indies Guardship, with 815 NAS 235 Flt Lynx ZD256/328-BA embarked, until relieved on station by HMS Argyll on 24 May.
1996-mar-27Port VisitThe Jellyfish Visit 3 day visit to Port of Spain, Trinidad, with RFA Oakleaf in support, departed, not a moment too soon, on 30 Mar
1999-mar-23Decommissioned
2004-augFate: sunksunk as Fleet Target in North Atlantic

Specifications    

    from Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class
273crew
4800full load (tn)
146.50length (m)
14.80beam (m)
6.40draught (m)
4500range (nm)
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
2Naval Gun single 20 mm
4Chaff and decoys Seagnat
1Chaff and decoys towed decoy Type 182
2Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 910
1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 1006
1Sonar towed array sonar Type 2031
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 2016

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Builder    

Yarrow, Scotstoun


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