1986 to 1999    

F94 HMS Brave

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: BA
Call Sign: GCBK
Shipyard: Yarrow


History of UK HMS Brave F94

1982-may-24Laid downLaid down
1988-jul-13AircraftAircraft Lynx ZD265 asg
1989-decRefitRefit HMD Devonport gas turbine - Rolls Royce Spey RR SM1A Spey upgraded to RR SM1C Spey Gas Turbines - rather than the Olympus of the rest of the Class.
1990-apr-18DeploymentDeployment Task Group 318.1 departed Portsmouth for western North Atlantic deployment as part of TG 318.1, escorting HMS Ark Royal (flagship), HMS Glasgow and HMS Cumberland, supported by RFA Fort Grange and RFA Olna. Returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 28 Jun.
1991-jan-15DeploymentDeployment Persian Gulf Armilla Patrol Departed Portland for Armilla Patrol duties, in company with HMS Exeter, HMS Brilliant and RFA Bayleaf (and joined later by HMS Manchester), to relieve HMS Gloucester, HMS Cardiff and HMS Brazen on station.
1996-janAircraftAircraft 235 Flt as West Indies Guardship, with 815 NAS Lynx ZD256/328-BA embarked, until relieved on station by HMS Argyll on 24 May.
1996-mar-27Port VisitPort Visit TT Port of Spain The Jellyfish Visit 3 day visit to Port of Spain, Trinidad, with RFA Oakleaf in support, departed, not a moment too soon, on 30 Mar
1997-augAircraftAircraft 202 Flt assigned 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 ZF563 as /328-BA until Nov 1998.
2004-augFate: sunkFate: sunk sunk as Fleet Target in North Atlantic, after being towed out of Portsmouth on 27 Jul.

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Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class
4800full load (tn)
146.50length (m)
14.80beam (m)
6.40draught (m)
4500range (nm)

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

2Naval Gun single 20 mm
4Chaff and decoys Seagnat
1Chaff and decoys towed decoy Type 182

2Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 910
1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 1006
1Sonar towed array sonar Type 2031
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 2016

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