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  • F94 HMS Brave

    UK Royal Navy




    1986 to 1999    


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    Flight Deck: BA
    Call Sign: GCBK


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    History of UK F94 HMS Brave

    1981-aug-27Ordered
    1982-may-24Laid down
    1983-nov-19Launched
    1986-jul-4Commissioned
    1988-jul-13AircraftLynx ZD265 asg
    1989-decRefitDevonport 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-18DeploymentTask 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-15DeploymentPersian 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-janAircraftas West Indies Guardship, with 815 NAS 235 Flt Lynx ZD256/328-BA embarked, until relieved on station by HMS Argyll on 24 May.
    1996-mar-27Port VisitThe Jellyfish Visit 3 day visit to Port of Spain, Trinidad, with RFA Oakleaf in support, departed, not a moment too soon, on 30 Mar
    1999-mar-23Decommissioned
    2004-augFate: sunksunk as Fleet Target in North Atlantic, after being towed out of Portsmouth on 27 Jul.

    Specifications

       

        from Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class
    273crew
    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

    Aircraft

       

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

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK Yarrow, Scotstoun



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