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  • F89 HMS Battleaxe

    UK Royal Navy

    1997 to present - BR Brazilian Navy - Greenhalgh class F49 Rademaker    

    1980 to 1997    


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    Flight Deck: BX
    Call Sign: GVEW
    Shipyard: Yarrow


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    History of UK F89 HMS Battleaxe

    1976-feb-4Laid downYard No 1017
    1981-janAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ725 as / 403-BX by Jan 1981 to Nov 1981
    1981-aug-29Port VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1981
    1981-novAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ728 as / 403-BX by Nov 1981 to Apr 1982
    1982-aug-2DeploymentSouth Atlantic Departed HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic, escorting HMS Illustrious. Returned 19 Nov. Transit at least part way in company with HMS Amazon.
    1983-julAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ256 as / 403-BX by Jul 1983 to c Aug 1985
    1984 Armilla Patrol Deployed Armilla Patrol with HMS Nottingham 1984-85
    1985-sepAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ235 as / 403-BX by Sep 1985 to c Aug 1986
    1986-jun-21Port Visit Fleet days 1986 on board Lynx XZ235
    1986-novAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ235 as / 403-BX by Nov 1986 to c Sep 1987
    1987-sepAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ720 as / 403-BX by Sep 1987 to c Mar 1988
    1988-mayAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ695 as / 403-BX by May 1988 to c Oct 1988
    1989RefitHMD Devonport refit by Babcock at HMD Devonport for weapons and machinery update, including new gearboxes
    1990-marAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ229 as / 403-BX by Mar 1990 to c Nov 1990
    1990-sepDeploymentPersian Gulf Armilla Patrol Armilla Patrol Along with HMS Jupiter and HMS York, were relieved by HMS Brazen, HMS Cardiff and HMS Gloucester (as part of TG 321.1).
    1997-apr-30Fate: transferedto Marinha do Brasil as BNS Rademaker

    History of BR Greenhalgh class F49 Rademaker

    1997-apr-30Commissionedex UK RN HMS Battleaxe
    2004-nov-29hit during gunnery accident with frigate ARA Sarandi during Fraterno exercise



        from Type 22 (Batch 1) Broadsword class
    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



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

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    UK Yarrow, Scotstoun

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