FF-19 Almirante Williams

CL Chilean Navy

1988 to 2002 - UK Royal Navy - F96 HMS Sheffield    

2003 to present    

FF-19 Almirante Williams


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Call Sign: CCWL
See Also: DD Almirante class DDG-19


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History of UK F96 HMS Sheffield

1984-mar-29Laid down
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
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-2DeploymentValparaíso Fleet Review Reviewing vessel for Chilean Navy bi-centennial celebrations in Valparaiso
2018-dec-4DeploymentValparaíso Chilean Navy 200th anniversary ExpoNaval 2018 At ExpoNaval 2018 in Valparaiso



    from 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



    Typical Max
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