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  • A12 NAeL Sao Paulo

    BR Brazilian Navy

    1963 to 2000 - FR French Navy - R99 Foch    

    2001 to 2018    


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    MMSI: 710442000
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    Call Sign: PWSP


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    History of FR R99 Foch

    1957-nov-15Laid down
    1974-nov-18Port VisitUKPort of Southampton visited Southampton Docks, until 21 Nov.
    1983-sep-22DeploymentLBoff Lebanon Multi-National Force Operation Offcut launched air raids on Syrian positions at Dahr al Baydar and Ain Dara to the south east of Beirut. Remained on station until relieved by FS Clemenceau in Oct 1983.
    1992Refituntil 1993, to fit ski-jump
    1995Refitmodifications until 1997, to enable Rafale-M operations
    1999-jan-26Deployment KFOR (kosovo force) Operation Trident deployment. Led TF470 to the Adriatic to support French components of KFOR and NATO operations in Kosovo, until 3 Jun. Carrier Group TF470 included HMS Somerset and HMS Grafton.
    2000-nov-15Decommissionedand sold to Brazilian Navy

    History of BR A12 NAeL Sao Paulo

    2000-nov-15Commissionedin Brest
    2000-nov-15Refituntil Jan 2001 in Brest (FR): refit for Brazilian service
    2004steam catapult exploded causing damage and casualties
    2005RefitArsenal de Marinha major refit at Arsenal de Marinha do Rio de Janeiro, until Jul 2009
    2012-febpropulsion problems and fire during sea trials
    2013Aircraftwhile alongside in port, hosted deck landing training by HS-1 new MH-16.
    2018-decDecommissionedwithdrawn from the fleet.
    2021Fate: scrappedsold for scrapping.



        from Clemenceau class
    32780full load (tn)
    265length (m)
    31.70beam (m)
    8.60draught (m)
    7500range (nm)
    32max speed (knots)
    1Naval Radar air search radar DRBV 23B
    2Naval Radar fire direction radar DRBC 31
    2Naval Radar fire direction radar DRBC 32
    2Naval Radar height finding radar DRBI 10
    1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar DRBV50
    1Sonar hull mounted and towed sonar AN/SQS-505



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