Brazilian corvette Barroso (V34)
Barroso underway for the first time during sea trials
|Namesake:||Francisco Manoel Barroso da Silva|
|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|
|Class and type:||Barroso class|
|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|
|Range:||4,000 nautical miles (7,000 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)|
|Complement:||154 (~25 officers, 125 enlisted)|
|Elebra ET/SLQ-1A ECM, Cutlass B1BW ESM system, Elebra SLDM chaff/decoy launchers|
|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. A sister ship will be constructed and sold to Equatorial Guinea.
In 2015, EMGEPRON displayed at the LAAD 2015 trade show a model of the Tamandaré-class corvette, a proposed upgrade to the Barroso.
On 4 September 2015 the corvette Barroso rescued 220 Syrian migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, as reported by the Ministry of Defense in a statement released on its website. The Brazilian ship was sailing towards Beirut in Lebanon to replace the frigate União as the flagship of the Maritime Task Force (MTF) of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) when it received an alert from the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) about a sinking vessel taking immigrants to Europe.
- [No authors listed] (n.d.). "Cv Barroso – V 34". Navios de Guerra Brasileiros. Poder Naval Online. Retrieved on July 23, 2009.
- Galante, Alexandre (17 April 2015). "LAAD 2015: corveta 'Tamandaré' é destaque no estande da Emgepron". Poder Naval (in Portuguese). Poder Naval – Marinha de Guerra, Tecnologia Militar Naval e Marinha Mercante. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
- Galante, Alexandre (n.d.). "Corveta Barroso: uma sobrevivente" (in Portuguese). Poder Naval Online. Retrieved on July 23, 2009.