NRP Vasco da Gama (F330)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
NRP Vasco da Gama (F330) in Tallinn.JPG
NRP Vasco da Gama alongside at Tallinn in March 2008.
Career (Portugal)
Namesake: Vasco da Gama
Builder: Blohm + Voss
Laid down: 2 February 1989
Launched: 26 June 1989
Commissioned: 18 January 1991
Status: Active
General characteristics
Class & type: Vasco da Gama class frigate
Displacement: 2,920 tons standard
3,200 tons full load
Length: 142 m (466 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
& decoys:
1 APECS II/700 ESM
Countermeasures: SRBOC launcher
Armament:
Aviation facilities: Hangar for 2 Super Lynx Mk.95 helicopters

NRP Vasco da Gama (F330) is Portuguese frigate of the Vasco da Gama class operated by the Portuguese Navy. She was laid down by Blohm + Voss on 2 February 1989, launched on 26 June 1989, and commissioned on 18 January 1991.

Vasco da Gama was deployed to East Timor as part of the Australian-led INTERFET peacekeeping taskforce from 16 November 1999 to 22 February 2000.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stevens, David (2007). Strength Through Diversity: The combined naval role in Operation Stabilise. Working Papers 20. Canberra: Sea Power Centre - Australia. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-642-29676-4. ISSN 1834-7231. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 

External links[edit]