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VASCO DA GAMA frigates (1991)


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Álvares Cabral 2009  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Vasco da Gama F330   Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany 1.2.1989 26.6.1989 18.1.1991 in service (2019)
Álvares Cabral F331   Howaldtswerke, Kiel, Germany 2.6.1989 6.6.1990 24.5.1991 in service (2019)
Corte-Real F332   Howaldtswerke, Kiel, Germany 20.10.1989 6.6.1990 22.11.1991 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

2900

Displacement full, t

3330

Length, m

109.6 pp 115.9 oa

Breadth, m

13.8 wl 14.8 oa

Draught, m

4.10 hull 6.10 sonar

No of shafts

2

Machinery

CODOG: 2 General Electric LM-2500-30 gas turbines / 2 MTU 12V1163 TB83 diesels

Power, h. p.

53610 / 8840

Max speed, kts

32

Fuel, t

diesel / gas turbine oil 300

Endurance, nm(kts)

4900(18)

Armament

2 x 4 Harpoon SSM (8 RGM-84C), 1 x 8 Sea Sparrow SAM (8 RIM-7M), 1 x 1 - 100/55 Mle 68, 1 x 6 - 20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 2 x 3 - 324 Mk 32 TT (Mk 46 Mod.5), 1 helicopter (Super Lynx Mk 95)

Electronic equipment

type 1007, DA-08, MW-08 Mod.3, 2x STIR 1.8, Mk 90 radars, SQS-510(v) sonar, APECS II, AR-700 ECM suites, 2x SRBOC Mk 36 decoy RL, SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy, SEWACO, STACOS CCS

Complement

184



Standard scale images


<i>Vasco da Gama </i>2000
Vasco da Gama 2000


Graphics


<i>Álvares Cabral </i>2009  
Álvares Cabral 2009  


Project history

On 25 July 1986 three MEKO 200P type frigates were ordered from Blohm & Voss, Hamburg and Howaldtswerke, Kiel. These were the ships finally chosen by the Portuguese Navy, after considering the Netherlands Kortenaer type and a Spanish proposal. The programme was 60% funded by a NATO consortium comprising the USA, Canada, West Germany, Norway and the Netherlands. Similar ships were built for Greece and Turkey. These ships give the Portuguese Navy its first seaborne aviation capability.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.