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  • PT Vasco da Gama class

    DE MEKO 200 class


    Frigate Vasco da Gama class


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    3200full load (tn)
    115.90length (m)
    14.80beam (m)
    6.20draught (m)
    4000range (nm)
    32max speed (knots)
    2Naval Engine diesel - MTU
    2Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
    2Naval Engine propulsion system: CODOG
    2Missile Launcher Mk 141 quad Harpoon
    1Missile Launcher Mk 29 8-cell Sea Sparrow
    1Naval Gun Creusot-Loire 100 mm
    1Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
    2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm
    1Chaff and decoys Mark 36 SRBOC
    1Naval Radar air search radar DA08
    2Naval Radar fire direction radar STIR 180
    1Naval Radar surface search radar MW08


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        Typical Max
    PT Portuguese Navy Westland Lynx 12

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    DE Blohm + Voss - 1
    DE Howaldtswerke - 2

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    PTPortuguese NavyF330NRP Vasco da GamaCTFJ1990--
    PTPortuguese NavyF331NRP Alvares CabralCTFK - AC1991--
    PTPortuguese NavyF332NRP Corte-RealCTFL1992--

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    1989-feb-2Laid downPT F330 NRP Vasco da Gama
    1989-jun-2Laid downPT F331 NRP Alvares Cabral
    1989-jun-26LaunchedPT F330 NRP Vasco da Gama
    1989-oct-20Laid downPT F332 NRP Corte-Real
    1990-may-2LaunchedPT F331 NRP Alvares Cabral
    1990-nov-20CommissionedPT F330 NRP Vasco da Gama
    1991-jan-18CommissionedPT F331 NRP Alvares Cabral
    1991-nov-22LaunchedPT F332 NRP Corte-Real
    1992-feb-1CommissionedPT F332 NRP Corte-Real at Praia da Vitoria in the Azores.
    1999-aug-6Port VisitPT F332 NRP Corte-Real visited Copenhagen with EHM Lynx Mk.95 19202 embarked
    2001-aug-24Port VisitPT F332 NRP Corte-Real International Festival of Sea 2001 Present at IFoS Portsmouth.
    2005-jun-24DeploymentPT F331 NRP Alvares Cabral Fleet Review: Trafalgar 200 Present at Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, off Browndown anchorage
    2005-jul-1Port VisitPT F331 NRP Alvares Cabral Present at International Festival of the Sea 2005, Portsmouth
    2015-apr-11DeploymentPT F331 NRP Alvares Cabral Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1, off NW Scotland
    2015-octDeploymentPT F330 NRP Vasco da Gama Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 participated in multi-national NATO Maritime Command exercise, until Nov 2015
    2016-aug-5Port VisitPT F331 NRP Alvares Cabral weekend visit to Liverpool as part of NATO fleet with embarked Lynx 19201, in company with Spanish Mendez_Nuñez.
    2016-oct-9DeploymentPT F331 NRP Alvares Cabral Exercise Joint Warrior 16-2 Participated in Ex JW16-2, as a member of NATO SNMG1
    2020-oct-17Port VisitPT F332 NRP Corte-Real visited HMNB Devonport on completion of JW20-2.

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