NRP Vasco da Gama (F330)

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NRP Vasco da Gama (F330) in Tallinn.JPG
NRP Vasco da Gama alongside at Tallinn in March 2008.
History
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 and 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:
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 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.

Service history[edit]

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 (PDF). Working Papers. 20. Canberra: Sea Power Centre - Australia. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-642-29676-4. ISSN 1834-7231. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 

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