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  • F96 HMS Sheffield

    UK Royal Navy

    2003 to present - CL Chilean Navy - FF-19 Almirante Williams    



    1988 to 2002    



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    Flight Deck: SD
    Call Sign: GDKF
    See Also: DDG Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class D80


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    History of UK F96 HMS Sheffield

    1982-jul-2Ordered
    1984-mar-29Laid downSwan Hunter (Neptune) originally to be named HMS Bruiser, Yard No 123
    1986-mar-26Launched
    1988-jul-26Commissioned
    1991-jan-10DeploymentTask Group 323.2 departed HMNB Portsmouth, in company with HMS Ark Royal as part of TG 323.2 for the eastern Mediterranean, to operate with US 6th Fleet for the defence of western flank of forces during Desert Shield/Storm and the supporting Armilla Patrol.
    1991-sepAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD256/352-SD until c May 1992
    1996-augDeploymentTask Group TG 333.01 departed from HMNB Portsmouth at end Aug 1996 escorting HMS Invincible and in company with RFA Fort Grange for exercises in Mediterranean and Persian Gulf (from Nov) before returning to Portsmouth in Dec.
    1998-junDeploymentWest Indies Guardship departed HMNB Devonport for 6 month WIGS deployment
    1998-octDeploymentHNGuanaja Operation Tellar Hurricane relief operations off central America
    2002-nov-15Decommissioned
    2003-aprFate: transferedto Chile as Almirante Williams

    History of CL FF-19 Almirante Williams

    2003-sep-5Commissionedat HMNB Devonport (UK), ex UK RN HMS Sheffield (F96)
    2018-dec-2DeploymentCLValparaíso Fleet Review Reviewing vessel for Chilean Navy bi-centennial celebrations in Valparaiso
    2018-dec-4DeploymentCLValparaíso Chilean Navy 200th anniversary ExpoNaval 2018 At ExpoNaval 2018 in Valparaiso

    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 Swan Hunter (Neptune), Low Walker



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