1982 to 1996    

F91 HMS Brazen

UK Royal Navy

1996 to 2017 - BR Brazilian Navy - Greenhalgh class F48 Bosisio    

Flight Deck: BZ
Call Sign: GZIT
Shipyard: Yarrow


History of UK HMS Brazen F91

1978-aug-18Laid downLaid down
1982-oct-06AircraftAircraft South Atlantic Lynx HAS.2 XZ690 noted ranged on flight deck, as ship departed Devonport to relieve HMS Battleaxe during mid Oct in South Atlantic. Returned on 6 Jan 1983.
1983-nov-18DeploymentDeployment LB off Lebanon Operation Offcut ordered to stand off Beirut as advanced units for support of British forces and civilians in Lebanon.
1986-febPort VisitPort Visit Tower Bridge Upper early Feb visit, alongside HMS Belfast.
1986-aug-07DeploymentDeployment Armilla Patrol relieved from Armilla Patrol on station by HMS Syclla.
1987-aug-20Port VisitPort Visit MT Grand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta visited Valletta for c. a week. First British warship to visit officially, since the Dom Mintoff expelled the UK Armed Forces in 1979.
1990-sepDeploymentDeployment Persian Gulf Task Group 321.1 Armilla Patrol Deployed to reinforce Armilla Patrol after Kuwaiti annexation by Iraq. Joined by HMS Cardiff and HMS Gloucester as part of TG 321.1, relieving HMS Battleaxe, HMS Jupiter and HMS York.
1991-jan-29DeploymentDeployment Operation Desert Shield/Storm Ships Flt Lynx (ZD256/330-BZ and XZ724/331-BZ), together with those from HMS Gloucester, HMS Cardiff and HMS Manchester, engaged Iraqi Fast Attack Craft with Sea Skua missiles.
1992-feb-04Port VisitPort Visit BM Bermuda Dockyard Visited Bermuda 4 - 7 Feb 1992
1994-sep-11DeploymentDeployment CL Talcahuano ran aground in Patagonian Canal and later patched up in Talcahuano, Chile. This incident was likely key to the later decision to sell her to Brazil.
1996-febDeploymentDeployment Operation Sharp Guard operating in the Adriatic Sea.
1996-aug-30Fate: transferedFate: transfered to Marinha do Brasil as BNS Bosisio

History of Greenhalgh class BR Bosisio F48

1996-aug-31CommissionedCommissioned ex UK RN HMS Brazen
2017-julFate: sunkFate: sunk sunk as a target

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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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