NRP Corte-Real (F332)

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For other ships of the same name, see NRP Corte Real.
NRP Corte Real (F 332) participates in a pass and review during the North Atlantic Council at Sea Day.jpg
NRP Corte-Real in the Atlantic Ocean on July 13, 2009.
Career (Portugal)  Portuguese Navy
Builder: Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, Kiel
Laid down: 20 October 1989
Launched: 22 November 1991
Commissioned: 1 February 1992
Status: Active
General characteristics
Class and type: Vasco da Gama class frigate
Displacement: 2,920 tons standard
3,200 tons full load
Length: 115.9 m (380 ft)
Beam: 14.8 m (49 ft)
Draught: 6.2 m (20 ft)
Propulsion: 2 shaft CODOG, controllable pitch propellers
2 MTU 20V 956 TB92 diesel-engines, 8.14MW each
2 General Electric LM2500 gas turbines, 38MW each
Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h) (gas turbines)
20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) (Diesel only)
Range: 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km; 4,600 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Complement: 180
19 officers
40 petty-officers
102 enlisted
13 air crew
6 boarding team
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
and decoys:
Countermeasures: SRBOC launcher
Aviation facilities: Hangar for 2 Super Lynx Mk.95 helicopters

NRP Corte-Real (F332) is a Vasco da Gama class frigate operated by the Portuguese Navy. She was laid down by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft on 20 October 1989, launched on 22 November 1991, and commissioned on 1 February 1992.


  • (Portuguese) NRP Corte-Real, Portuguese Navy website
  • Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995