F91 HMS Brazen

UK Royal Navy

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

1982 to 1996    


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Call Sign: GZIT


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History of UK F91 HMS Brazen

1978-aug-18Laid down
1982-oct-6AircraftHMD Devonport Lynx HAS.2 XZ690 noted ranged on flight deck, as ship departed Devonport
1983-nov-18DeploymentLBoff Lebanon Operation Offcut ordered to stand off Beirut as advanced units for support of British forces and civilians in Lebanon.
1986-febPort VisitTower Bridge Upper early Feb visit, alongside HMS Belfast.
1986-aug-7Deployment Armilla Patrol relieved from Armilla Patrol on station by HMS Syclla.
1987-aug-20Port VisitMTGrand 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-sepDeploymentPersian 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-29Deployment 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-4Port VisitBMBermuda Dockyard Visited Bermuda 4 - 7 Feb 1992
1994-sep-11DeploymentCLTalcahuano 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-aug-30Fate: transferedto Marinha do Brasil as BNS Bosisio

History of BR Greenhalgh class F48 Bosisio

1996-aug-31Commissionedex UK RN HMS Brazen
2017-julFate: scrappedtowed away for scrapping



    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



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

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