Brazilian corvette Barroso (V34)

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Cv Barroso (V-34) C.jpg
Barroso underway for the first time during sea trials
Career (Brazil) Brazilian Naval Ensign
Name: Barroso
Namesake: Francisco Manoel Barroso da Silva
Ordered: 1993
Builder: Arsenal de Marinha do Rio de Janeiro
Laid down: 21 December 1994
Launched: 20 December 2002
Commissioned: 19 August 2008
Status: in active service, as of 2014
General characteristics
Class & type: Barroso class
Type: Corvette
Displacement: 1,785 tons standard, 2,350 tons full load
Length: 103.4 m (339 ft)
Beam: 11.4 m (37 ft)
Draught: 5.3 m (17 ft)
Propulsion: 1 × General Electric LM2500 gas turbine (27,490 shp) and 2 × MTU 1163 TB93 diesel engines driving two shafts with controllable pitch propellers in CODOG configuration
Speed: 27+ knots (50+ km/h)
20.5 knots (38 km/h) on diesels alone
Range: 4,000 nautical miles (7,000 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 154 (~25 officers, 125 enlisted)
Sensors and
processing systems:
1 × RAN-20S 2-D air- and surface-search radar

1 × Terma SCANTER surface-search radar
1 × Furuno FR-8252 navigation radar
1 × Orion RTX-30 fire-control radar
1 × Saab EOS-400 optronic fire-control system

EDO 99 C hull-mounted sonar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Elebra ET/SLQ-1A ECM, Cutlass B1BW ESM system, Elebra SLDM chaff/decoy launchers
Armament: 1 × 4.5 in (113 mm) Vickers Mk.8 gun

1 × 40 mm Bofors Trinity Mk.3 gun
4 × MBDA Exocet MM40 Block 2/3

2 × ARES SLT Mod 400 triple-tube (324 mm) launchers for Mk.46 Mod 5 ASW torpedoes
Aircraft carried: 1 × Westland Super Lynx Mk.21A

Cv Barroso (V34) is a corvette of the Brazilian Navy, and the lead ship of its class. The fifth Brazilian warship to be named after Admiral Francisco Manoel Barroso da Silva, Barroso was launched on 20 December 2002 and commissioned on 19 August 2008.[1] A sister ship will be constructed and sold to Equatorial Guinea.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [No authors listed] (n.d.). "Cv Barroso – V 34". Navios de Guerra Brasileiros. Poder Naval Online.  Retrieved on July 23, 2009.

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