HMS Brazen (F91)
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HMS Brazen (F91)
|Name:||HMS Brazen (F91)|
|Laid down:||18 August 1978|
|Launched:||4 March 1980|
|Commissioned:||2 July 1982|
|Decommissioned:||30 August 1996|
|Fate:||Sold to Brazil 18 November 1994|
|Namesake:||Almirante Paulo Bosísio|
|Acquired:||18 November 1994|
|Commissioned:||30 August 1996|
|Homeport:||Rio de Janeiro|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2014[update]|
|Class & type:||Type 22 frigate|
|Length:||131.2 m (430 ft)|
|Beam:||14.8 m (48 ft)|
|Draught:||6.1 m (20 ft)|
|Propulsion:||2 shafts, COGOG
2 × Rolls-Royce Olympus TM3B boost gas turbines (54,600 shp)
2 × Rolls-Royce Tyne RM1C cruise gas turbines (9,700 shp)
|Speed:||18 knots (33 km/h) cruise
30 knots (56 km/h) top speed
|Armament:||2 × 2x torpedo tubes for Mk-46 torpedoes
2 × 6 GWS25 Seawolf surface to air missile launchers
4 × 1 Exocet surface to surface missile launchers
2 × 40 mm Bofors AA guns
2 × Oerlikon 20 mm cannon
|Aircraft carried:||2 × Lynx MK 8 helicopters|
|Aviation facilities:||Helipad and hangar|
Brazen served on the Armilla Patrol which became a taskforce during the Gulf War. For this she received the battle honour "Kuwait 1991". During the war, her Lynx helicopter attacked fast patrol boats.
Following a patrol in the South Atlantic Brazen ran aground in the Patagonian Canal on 11 September 1994. The ship was refloated four days later and taken to Talcahuano for repairs, which lasted a month. She then returned to the UK under her own power for reinstatement of combat system equipment damaged in the incident.
In June 2009, Bosísio participated in the recovery mission for the wreckage of Air France Flight 447.
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