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  • F88 HMS Broadsword

    UK Royal Navy

    1995 to present - BR Brazilian Navy - Greenhalgh class F46 Greenhalgh    



    1979 to 1995    


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    Flight Deck: BW
    Call Sign: GUUS


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    History of UK F88 HMS Broadsword

    1974-febOrdered
    1975-feb-7Laid down
    1976-may-12Launched
    1979-may-4Commissioned
    1979-may-15AircraftHMD Devonport noted 829 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ246/320-AZ Amazon Flt, conducting deck landings, inside HMNB Devonport
    1982-janAircraftassigned Lynx HAS.2 815 NAS Broadsword Flt XZ736 / 346-BW from Jan 1982 until mid Apr 1982
    1982-apr-8Deployment Operation Corporate Departed Gibraltar for South Atlantic, to join CV Battle Group. Left theatre 4 Jul 1982, in company with HMS Hermes and returned to HMNB Devonport on 23 Jul.
    1987-may-17DeploymentPersian Gulf (31) USS Stark Armilla Patrol rendered assistance to USS Stark after it had been badly damaged by Exocet missile strikes.
    1993-janDeploymentHRDalmatian coast UNPROFOR escort for HMS Ark Royal in the Adriatic. Relieved by HMS Brilliant c Mar 1993.
    1993-marAircraftLynx HAS.3 XZ694 assigned as Broadsword Flt / 347-BW. /346-BW by Aug 1993 until c Mar 1994.
    1995-mar-31Decommissioned
    1995-jun-30Fate: transferedto Marinha do Brasil as BNS Greenhalgh

    History of BR Greenhalgh class F46 Greenhalgh

    1995-jun-30Commissionedex UK RN HMS Broadsword
    2012Port VisitUSNAS Key West tied up alongside HMS Dauntless at NS Key West

    Specifications

       

        from Type 22 (Batch 1) Broadsword class
    222crew
    3500light (tn)
    4400full load (tn)
    131.10length (m)
    14.80beam (m)
    6.10draught (m)
    4500range (nm)
    30max speed (knots)
    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
    4Chaff and decoys Seagnat
    1Chaff and decoys towed decoy Type 182
    1Naval Radar air search radar Type 967
    1Naval Radar surface search radar Type 968
    2Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 910
    1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 1006
    1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 2016

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 12
    UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King 01

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK Yarrow, Scotstoun



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