1981 to 1996    

F90 HMS Brilliant

UK Royal Navy

1996 to 2004 - BR Brazilian Navy - Greenhalgh class F47 Dodsworth    

Flight Deck: BT
Call Sign: GWOJ
Shipyard: Yarrow


History of UK HMS Brilliant F90

1977-mar-25Laid downLaid down Yard No 1018
1981-julAircraftAircraft assigned Lynx HAS.2 815 NAS Brilliant Flt XZ736 / 342-BT from Jul 1981 until c Dec 1981
1981-aug-29Port VisitPort Visit HMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1981
1982-apr-02DeploymentDeployment Operation Corporate Ordered to South Atlantic from exercise, leaving theatre on 23 Jun 1982, after being relieved by HMS Broadsword.
1982-apr-14AircraftAircraft assigned 815 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ721 as Brilliant Flt / 341 from 14 Apr to 22 Apr 1982
1982-apr-22DeploymentDeployment Grytviken Operation Paraquat detached from main group to join Operation Paraquat to retake South Georgia
1982-apr-22AircraftAircraft released Lynx XZ721 to HMS Sheffield, in exchange for XZ725 as 815 NAS Brilliant Flt / 341
1986-aprAircraftAircraft assigned Lynx HAS.3 829 NAS Brilliant Flt ZD268/ 342-BT from c Apr 1986 to c Jun 1987
1988-decAircraftAircraft KE Vipingo assigned 829 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ244/343 until side door broke loose in flight and damaged tail rotor, causing crash near Vipingo, Kenya on 14 May 1989
1989-jul-28DeploymentDeployment HMD Devonport Navy Days 1989 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1989
1990-mayPort VisitPort Visit visit to Faroes Islands
1991-jan-15DeploymentDeployment Persian Gulf Armilla Patrol Departed Portland for Armilla Patrol duties, in company with HMS Exeter, HMS Brave and RFA Bayleaf (and joined later by HMS Manchester), to relieve HMS Gloucester, HMS Cardiff and HMS Brazen on station.
1993-marDeploymentDeployment HR Dalmatian coast UNPROFOR escort for HMS Ark Royal in the Adriatic. Relieved HMS Broadsword and relieved by Hr.Ms. Abraham Crijnssen c May 1993.
1993-mayAircraftAircraft assigned Lynx HAS.3 815 NAS Brilliant Flt XZ231 / 342-BT from May 1993 until c Feb 1994
1996-aug-30Fate: transferedFate: transfered to Marinha do Brasil as BNS Dodsworth

History of Greenhalgh class BR Dodsworth F47

1996-aug-31CommissionedCommissioned ex UK RN HMS Brilliant
2012-julFate: scrappedFate: scrapped TR Aliaga Shipbreakers scrapped in Turkey

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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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