UK Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class

UK Type 22 (Batch 1) Broadsword class


Frigate Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class

    Derivatives / Succeeded by
UK Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class 1988
RO Regele Ferdinand class 2004


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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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UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 12
UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King 01
CL Chilean Navy EC AS532SC Cougar 11

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UK Swan Hunter - Wallsend2
UK Yarrow - Scotstoun4

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UKRoyal NavyF92HMS BoxerGBBK - XB19831999
UKRoyal NavyF93HMS BeaverGBBL - VB19841999
UKRoyal NavyF94HMS BraveGCBK - BA19861999
UKRoyal NavyF95HMS LondonGDBV - LO19871999
Regele Ferdinand class RO Romanian Naval Forces F222 Regina Maria 2005--
UKRoyal NavyF96HMS SheffieldGDKF - SD19882002
CL Chilean Navy FF-19 Almirante Williams 2003--
UKRoyal NavyF98HMS CoventryGDKG - CV19882001
Regele Ferdinand class RO Romanian Naval Forces F221 Regele Ferdinand 2004--
UKRoyal NavyF99Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class HMS CornwallGDLU - CW19882011
UKRoyal NavyF85Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class HMS CumberlandGAAP - CL19892011
UKRoyal NavyF86Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class HMS CampbeltownGABK - CT19892011
UKRoyal NavyF87Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class HMS ChathamGABL - CM19902011

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1979-apr-25OrderedUK F92 HMS Boxer
1979-apr-25OrderedUK F93 HMS Beaver
1979-nov-1Laid downUK F92 HMS Boxer
1980-jun-20Laid downUK F93 HMS Beaver
1981-jun-17LaunchedUK F92 HMS Boxer Yard No 1024
1981-aug-27OrderedUK F94 HMS Brave
1982-feb-23OrderedUK F95 HMS London as HMS Bloodhound
1982-may-8LaunchedUK F93 HMS Beaver
1982-may-24Laid downUK F94 HMS Brave
1982-jul-2OrderedUK F96 HMS Sheffield
1982-dec-14OrderedUK F98 HMS Coventry
1983-feb-7Laid downUK F95 HMS London
1983-nov-19LaunchedUK F94 HMS Brave
1983-dec-22CommissionedUK F92 HMS Boxer
1984-janTrialsUK F92 HMS Boxer Trials ship for Computer Assisted Command System (CACS1).
1984-mar-29Laid downUK F96 HMS Sheffield
1984-mar-29Laid downUK F98 HMS Coventry
1984-julAircraftUK F93 HMS Beaver assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD256/374-VB until c Sep1984
1984-sepAircraftUK F93 HMS Beaver assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD268 /375-VB until c Feb1986
1984-oct-27LaunchedUK F95 HMS London
1984-decAircraftUK F92 HMS Boxer 815 NAS 211 Flt transferred in from HMS Glamorgan.
1984-dec-13CommissionedUK F93 HMS Beaver
1985-oct-7DeploymentUK F93 HMS Beaver Beaver Flt Lynx ZD268 winched two injured crewmen from mv Reefer Dolphin in Bay of Biscay and flew them to Treliske Hospital, Truro, refueling aboard HMNLS Banckert en route.
1986-febAircraftUK F93 HMS Beaver 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ239 /375-VB assigned, until c Sep 1987
1986-marAircraftUK F93 HMS Beaver 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ691/374-VB assigned, until c Feb 1988
1986-mar-26LaunchedUK F96 HMS Sheffield
1986-apr-8LaunchedUK F98 HMS Coventry
1986-jul-4CommissionedUK F94 HMS Brave
1987-jun-5CommissionedUK F95 HMS London
1988-marAircraftUK F93 HMS Beaver assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ244/374-VB until c Oct 1988
1988-jul-13AircraftUK F94 HMS Brave Lynx ZD265 asg
1988-jul-26CommissionedUK F96 HMS Sheffield
1988-octDeploymentUK F92 HMS Boxer Armilla Patrol ordered to Gulf as emergency replacement for HMS Southampton (damaged in a collision), with Lynx XZ239/377-XB and XZ724/376-XB embarked.
1988-octAircraftUK F93 HMS Beaver assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ719 /374-VB until c Jun 1989
1988-oct-14CommissionedUK F98 HMS Coventry
1988-decAircraftUK F98 HMS Coventry 829 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ696 assigned as Coventry Flt/336-CV, until c Jun 1989
1989RefitUK F92 HMS Boxer emerged 1990
1989-janAircraftUK F92 HMS Boxer 829 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD251 assigned as /376-XB until c Sep 1989
1989-julAircraftUK F93 HMS Beaver assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3GM ZD256/374-VB until c Mar 1990
1989-jul-28DeploymentUK F95 HMS London present at Plymouth Navy Days 1989
1989-octDeploymentUK F93 HMS Beaver Armilla Patrol On station in Persian Gulf / Straits of Hormuz during Armilla Patrol assignment.
1989-decRefitUK F94 HMS Brave 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-18DeploymentUK F94 HMS Brave 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.
1990-mayDeploymentUK F98 HMS Coventry Operation Desert Shield/Storm Gulf War with Sea King XZ571/136 embarked
1991-jan-10DeploymentUK F96 HMS Sheffield departed HMNB Portsmouth, in company with HMS Ark Royal as part of TG 323.2 for the eastern Mediterranean, to operate with US 6th Fleet for the defence of western flank of forces during Desert Shield/Storm and the supporting Armilla Patrol.
1991-jan-15DeploymentUK F94 HMS Brave 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.
1991-marAircraftUK F98 HMS Coventry 829 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ229 assigned as Coventry Flt/336-CV, until c Oct 1991
1991-augDeploymentUK F95 HMS London to Berents Sea
1991-augAircraftUK F93 HMS Beaver assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ726 /374-VB until c Jan 1992
1991-sepAircraftUK F96 HMS Sheffield assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD256/352-SD until c May 1992
1992-marAircraftUK F92 HMS Boxer 829 Sq Lynx HAS.3GM ZD253 assigned as /376-XB until c Dec 1992
1992-may-22DeploymentUK F92 HMS Boxer Orient 92 deployment Port visit to Piraeus with Task Group 318.1, after Exercise Dragon Hammer in the eastern Mediterranean.
1992-julAircraftUK F98 HMS Coventry 829 Sq Lynx HAS.3GMS XZ230 assigned as Coventry Flt/336-CV, until c Apr 1995
1996DeploymentUK F95 HMS London IFOR (implementation force) in Adriatic Sea
1996-janAircraftUK F94 HMS Brave as 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 VisitUK F94 HMS Brave 3 day visit to Port of Spain, Trinidad, with RFA Oakleaf in support, departed, not a moment too soon, on 30 Mar
1996-augDeploymentUK F96 HMS Sheffield departed from HMNB Portsmouth at end Aug 1996 escorting HMS Invincible and in company with RFA Fort Grange for exercises in Mediterranean and Persian Gulf (from Nov) before returning to Portsmouth in Dec.
1997-apr-24AircraftUK F93 HMS Beaver Wasp NZ3907 on board
1997-junDeploymentUK F98 HMS Coventry ordered to Albania coast, primarily to provide protection for election observers
1998-mar-12DeploymentUK F95 HMS London Ships Flt Lynx launched to evacuate an injured sailor from a Spanish warship also involved in the exercise to hospital in Lorient. Returned to ship on 13 Mar.
1998-aprAircraftUK F92 HMS Boxer 815 Sq Lynx HMA.8 ZD265 as Boxer Flt / 376-XB by Apr 1998 until c Aug 1999
1998-junDeploymentUK F96 HMS Sheffield departed HMNB Devonport for 6 month WIGS deployment
1998-sep-22DeploymentUK F95 HMS London relieved HMS Cumberland off coast of Albania, to support British nationals.
1998-octDeploymentUK F96 HMS Sheffield Operation Tellar Hurricane relief operations off central America
1999-jan-14DecommissionedUK F95 HMS London
1999-mar-23DecommissionedUK F94 HMS Brave
1999-mayAircraftUK F98 HMS Coventry 815 Sq Lynx HMA.8 ZF562 assigned as Coventry Flt/336-CV, until c Feb 2000
1999-may-1DecommissionedUK F93 HMS Beaver
1999-aug-4DecommissionedUK F92 HMS Boxer
1999-aug-6Port VisitUK F98 HMS Coventry visited Copenhagen with 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 ZF562/336-CV embarked
2001-febFate: scrappedUK F93 HMS Beaver sold for scrap
2001-julDeploymentUK F98 HMS Coventry Six month deployment for Caribbean patrol
2001-decDecommissionedUK F98 HMS Coventry
2002-nov-15DecommissionedUK F96 HMS Sheffield
2003-janFate: transferedUK F95 HMS London to Fortele Navale Romane as Regina Maria
2003-jan-14Fate: transferedUK F98 HMS Coventry to Fortele Navale Romane as Regele Ferdinand
2003-aprFate: transferedUK F96 HMS Sheffield to Chile as Almirante Williams
2003-sep-5CommissionedCL FF-19 Almirante Williams at HMNB Devonport (UK), ex UK RN HMS Sheffield (F96)
2004-augFate: sunkUK F92 HMS Boxer sunk as fleet target in North Atlantic
2004-augFate: sunkUK F94 HMS Brave sunk as Fleet Target in North Atlantic
2018-dec-2DeploymentCL FF-19 Almirante Williams Reviewing vessel for Chilean Navy bi-centennial celebrations in Valparaiso
2018-dec-4DeploymentCL FF-19 Almirante Williams ExpoNaval 2018 At ExpoNaval 2018 in Valparaiso

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