Brazilian corvette Barroso (V34)

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Cv Barroso (V-34) C.jpg
Barroso underway for the first time during sea trials
History
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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
General characteristics
Class and 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:
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.

In 2015, EMGEPRON displayed at the LAAD 2015 trade show a model of the Tamandaré-class corvette, a proposed upgrade to the Barroso.[2]

Service history[edit]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [No authors listed] (n.d.). "Cv Barroso – V 34". Navios de Guerra Brasileiros. Poder Naval Online.  Retrieved on July 23, 2009.
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ http://agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br/en/internacional/noticia/2015-09/brazilian-navys-corvette-rescues-migrants-mediterranean-sea

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