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


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1975-sepOrdered
1976-feb-4Laid down
1977-may-18Launched
1980-mar-28Commissioned
1981-janAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ725 as / 403-BX by Jan 1981 to Nov 1981
1981-aug-29DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1981
1981-novAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ728 as / 403-BX by Nov 1981 to Apr 1982
1983-julAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ256 as / 403-BX by Jul 1983 to c Aug 1985
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-marDecommissioned
1997-apr-30Fate: transferedto Marinha do Brasil as BNS Rademaker
1997-apr-30CommissionedBR Greenhalgh class F49 Rademaker ex UK RN HMS Battleaxe
2004-nov-29BR Greenhalgh class F49 Rademaker hit during gunnery accident with frigate ARA Sarandi during Fraterno exercise

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

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Builder

   

UK Yarrow, Scotstoun


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