UK Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class

UK Type 22 (Batch 1) Broadsword class



Frigate Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class

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


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


UK Swan Hunter (Neptune) - Low Walker1
UK Swan Hunter (Wallsend) - Wallsend1
UK Yarrow - Scotstoun4

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19831999 sunk 2004UKRoyal NavyF92HMS BoxerGBBK - XB
19841999UKRoyal NavyF93HMS BeaverGBBL - VB
19861999 sunk 2004UKRoyal NavyF94HMS BraveGCBK - BA
19871999UKRoyal NavyF95HMS LondonGDBV - LO
2005-- Regele Ferdinand class RO Romanian Naval Forces F222 Regina Maria
19882002UKRoyal NavyF96HMS SheffieldGDKF - SD
2003-- CL Chilean Navy FF-19 Almirante Williams
19882001UKRoyal NavyF98HMS CoventryGDKG - CV
2004-- Regele Ferdinand class RO Romanian Naval Forces F221 Regele Ferdinand
19882011UKRoyal NavyF99Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class HMS Cornwall GDLU - CW
19892011UKRoyal NavyF85Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class HMS Cumberland GAAP - CL
19892011UKRoyal NavyF86Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class HMS Campbeltown GABK - CT
19902011UKRoyal NavyF87Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class HMS ChathamGABL - CM

10 units


1979-apr-25OrderedOrdered UK F92 HMS Boxer
1979-apr-25OrderedOrdered UK F93 HMS Beaver
1979-nov-01Laid downLaid down UK F92 HMS Boxer
1980-jun-20Laid downLaid down UK F93 HMS Beaver
1981-jun-17LaunchedLaunched UK F92 HMS Boxer Yard No 1024
1981-aug-27OrderedOrdered UK F94 HMS Brave
1982-feb-23OrderedOrdered UK F95 HMS London as HMS Bloodhound
1982-may-08LaunchedLaunched UK F93 HMS Beaver
1982-may-24Laid downLaid down UK F94 HMS Brave
1982-jul-02OrderedOrdered UK F96 HMS Sheffield
1982-dec-14OrderedOrdered UK F98 HMS Coventry
1983-feb-07Laid downLaid down UK F95 HMS London Yard No 1030
1983-nov-19LaunchedLaunched UK F94 HMS Brave
1983-dec-22CommissionedCommissioned UK F92 HMS Boxer
1984-janTrialsTrials UK F92 HMS Boxer Trials ship for Computer Assisted Command System (CACS1).
1984-mar-29Laid downLaid down UK F96 HMS Sheffield originally to be named HMS Bruiser, Yard No 123
1984-mar-29Laid downLaid down UK F98 HMS Coventry at Wallsend, Yard No 124. Originally to be named HMS Boadicea.
1984-julAircraftAircraft UK F93 HMS Beaver assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD256/374-VB until c Sep1984
1984-sepAircraftAircraft UK F93 HMS Beaver assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD268 /375-VB until c Feb1986
1984-oct-27LaunchedLaunched UK F95 HMS London
1984-decAircraftAircraft UK F92 HMS Boxer 815 NAS 211 Flt transferred in from HMS Glamorgan.
1984-dec-13CommissionedCommissioned UK F93 HMS Beaver
1985-oct-07DeploymentDeployment UK 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-febAircraftAircraft UK F93 HMS Beaver 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ239 /375-VB assigned, until c Sep 1987
1986-marAircraftAircraft UK F93 HMS Beaver 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ691/374-VB assigned, until c Feb 1988
1986-mar-26LaunchedLaunched UK F96 HMS Sheffield
1986-apr-08LaunchedLaunched UK F98 HMS Coventry
1986-jul-04CommissionedCommissioned UK F94 HMS Brave
1987-jun-05CommissionedCommissioned UK F95 HMS London
1987-augTrialsTrials UK F96 HMS Sheffield contractors speed trials.
1988-marAircraftAircraft UK F93 HMS Beaver assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ244/374-VB until c Oct 1988
1988-jul-13AircraftAircraft UK F94 HMS Brave Lynx ZD265 asg
1988-jul-26CommissionedCommissioned UK F96 HMS Sheffield
1988-octDeploymentDeployment UK 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-octAircraftAircraft UK F93 HMS Beaver assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ719 /374-VB until c Jun 1989
1988-oct-14CommissionedCommissioned UK F98 HMS Coventry
1988-decAircraftAircraft UK F98 HMS Coventry 829 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ696 assigned as Coventry Flt/336-CV, until c Jun 1989
1989RefitRefit UK F92 HMS Boxer emerged 1990
1989-janAircraftAircraft UK F92 HMS Boxer 829 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD251 assigned as /376-XB until c Sep 1989
1989-julAircraftAircraft UK F93 HMS Beaver assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3GM ZD256/374-VB until c Mar 1990
1989-jul-28DeploymentDeployment UK F95 HMS London present at Plymouth Navy Days 1989
1989-octDeploymentDeployment UK F93 HMS Beaver Armilla Patrol On station in Persian Gulf / Straits of Hormuz during Armilla Patrol assignment.
1989-decRefitRefit UK 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-18DeploymentDeployment UK 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-mayDeploymentDeployment UK F98 HMS Coventry Operation Desert Shield/Storm Gulf War with Sea King XZ571/136 embarked
1991-jan-10DeploymentDeployment UK 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-15DeploymentDeployment UK 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-marAircraftAircraft UK F98 HMS Coventry 829 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ229 assigned as Coventry Flt/336-CV, until c Oct 1991
1991-augDeploymentDeployment UK F95 HMS London to Berents Sea
1991-augAircraftAircraft UK F93 HMS Beaver assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ726 /374-VB until c Jan 1992
1991-sepAircraftAircraft UK F96 HMS Sheffield assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD256/352-SD until c May 1992
1992-marAircraftAircraft UK F92 HMS Boxer 829 Sq Lynx HAS.3GM ZD253 assigned as /376-XB until c Dec 1992
1992-may-22DeploymentDeployment UK F92 HMS Boxer Orient 92 deployment Port visit to Piraeus with Task Group 318.1, after Exercise Dragon Hammer in the eastern Mediterranean.
1992-julAircraftAircraft UK F98 HMS Coventry 829 Sq Lynx HAS.3GMS XZ230 assigned as Coventry Flt/336-CV, until c Apr 1995
1995DeploymentDeployment UK F93 HMS Beaver Operation Sharp Guard Deployed to Adriatic 95/96 in support of Op Sharp Guard.
1996DeploymentDeployment UK F95 HMS London IFOR (implementation force) in Adriatic Sea
1996-janAircraftAircraft UK F94 HMS Brave as West Indies Guardship, with 815 NAS Lynx ZD256/328-BA embarked, until relieved on station by HMS Argyll on 24 May.
1996-mar-27Port VisitPort Visit UK 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-augDeploymentDeployment UK 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-24AircraftAircraft UK F93 HMS Beaver Wasp NZ3907 on board
1997-junDeploymentDeployment UK F98 HMS Coventry ordered to Albania coast, primarily to provide protection for election observers
1997-augAircraftAircraft UK F94 HMS Brave assigned 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 ZF563 as /328-BA until Nov 1998.
1998-mar-12DeploymentDeployment UK 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-aprAircraftAircraft UK F92 HMS Boxer 815 Sq Lynx HMA.8 ZD265 as Boxer Flt / 376-XB by Apr 1998 until c Aug 1999
1998-junDeploymentDeployment UK F96 HMS Sheffield departed HMNB Devonport for 6 month WIGS deployment
1998-sep-22DeploymentDeployment UK F95 HMS London relieved HMS Cumberland off coast of Albania, to support British nationals.
1998-octDeploymentDeployment UK F96 HMS Sheffield Operation Tellar Hurricane relief operations off central America
1998-oct-19AircraftAircraft UK F98 HMS Coventry arrived at HMNB Devonport with Lynx HAS.3S XZ724 / 336-CV ranged on the flight deck.
1999-jan-14DecommissionedDecommissioned UK F95 HMS London
1999-mar-23DecommissionedDecommissioned UK F94 HMS Brave
1999-mayAircraftAircraft UK F98 HMS Coventry 815 Sq Lynx HMA.8 ZF562 assigned as Coventry Flt/336-CV, until c Feb 2000
1999-may-01DecommissionedDecommissioned UK F93 HMS Beaver
1999-aug-04DecommissionedDecommissioned UK F92 HMS Boxer
1999-aug-06Port VisitPort Visit UK F98 HMS Coventry visited Copenhagen with 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 ZF562/336-CV embarked
2001-febFate: scrappedFate: scrapped UK F93 HMS Beaver sold for scrap
2001-julDeploymentDeployment UK F98 HMS Coventry Six month deployment for Caribbean patrol
2001-decDecommissionedDecommissioned UK F98 HMS Coventry
2002-nov-15DecommissionedDecommissioned UK F96 HMS Sheffield
2003-janFate: transferedFate: transfered UK F95 HMS London to Fortele Navale Romane as Regina Maria
2003-jan-14Fate: transferedFate: transfered UK F98 HMS Coventry to Fortele Navale Romane as Regele Ferdinand
2003-aprFate: transferedFate: transfered UK F96 HMS Sheffield to Chile as Almirante Williams
2003-sep-05CommissionedCommissioned CL FF-19 Almirante Williams at HMNB Devonport (UK), ex UK RN HMS Sheffield (F96)
2004-augFate: sunkFate: sunk UK F92 HMS Boxer sunk as fleet target in North Atlantic, after being towed out of Portsmouth on 27 Jul.
2004-augFate: sunkFate: sunk UK F94 HMS Brave sunk as Fleet Target in North Atlantic, after being towed out of Portsmouth on 27 Jul.
2018-dec-02DeploymentDeployment CL FF-19 Almirante Williams Reviewing vessel for Chilean Navy bi-centennial celebrations in Valparaiso
2018-dec-04DeploymentDeployment CL FF-19 Almirante Williams ExpoNaval 2018 At ExpoNaval 2018 in Valparaiso
2022-sepPort VisitPort Visit CL FF-19 Almirante Williams UNITAS 63 off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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