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Vasco da Gama class



Overview


Vasco da Gama class

The Portuguese Navy frigate Corte Real (F 332) at sea.
Source: US Navy - © Public domain

Origin
Portugal
Type
Frigate
Entered service
1991
Status
In service
Development
1985
Developer
Germany - Blohm + Voss
Production
1989 - 1992
Producer
Germany - Blohm + Voss, Hamburg
Germany - HDW, Kiel
Number produced
3
Designations
F330 (lead ship)
MEKO 200PN
Notable users
Portugal

Details


Facts Vasco da Gama class
General
Origin
Germany
Type
Frigate
Complement
115 sailes + 44 NCO + 23 officers
Dimensions
Displacement
2.920 t standard
3.200 t full load
Length
115.9 m
Beam
14.8 m
Draft
6.2 m
Propulsion
Arrangement
CODOG
Engines
2x MTU 12V1163 TB83 diesel engine
2x GE LM2500 gas turbine
Power output
2x 4.420 hp for diesels
2x 30.000 hp for gas turbines
Propulsion
2 shafts
Mobility
Speed
31.75 kt
Range
4.000 nm at 18 kt
Sensors
Air search radar
1x DA-08
Air/surface search radar
1x MW-08
Fire control radar
2x STIR 180
Sonar
SQS-510 bow mounted
Systems
Combat data management
STACOS
Datalink
Link 11
Decoy
2x6 Mk 37 SRBOC
Decoy
AN/SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy
Guns
Dual purpose gun
1x 100mm L/55 Mod 68 CADAM
CIWS
1x 20mm Phalanx
Self-defense
2x 20mm L/70 Oerlikon
SSM
Subsonic anti-ship missie
2x4 Harpoon in Mk 141 launcher
SAM
Launcher
Mk 29 octuple launcher
Short range SAM
RIM-7M/P Sea Sparrow
ASW
Torpedo tubes
2x3 Mark 32 Mod 5
Torpedo type
Mk 46 Mod 5 NEARTIP
Aircraft
Facilities
Hangar for 2 medium helicopters
Supported aircraft
Super Lynx Mk.95

Subsystems


1x 100mm Creusot-Loire Modèle 68 CADAM dual purpose gun on bow.
1x 20mm Phalanx close-in weapon system located on top of hangar.
20mm Oerlikon
2x 20mm L/70 Oerlikon autocannon for self-defense.
2x4 RGM-84 Harpoon Block 1B subsonic anti-ship missile in two Mk 141 quad launchers.
RIM-7 Sea Sparrow
1x8 Mk 29 octuple launcher for RIM-7M/P Sea Sparrow. 8 more missiles carried as spares.
2x3 Mk 32 Mod 5 torpedo tubes for 324mm Mk 46 MOD 5 lightweight torpedoes.
Super Lynx
Flight deck and hangar for 2 Super Lynx Mk.95 helicopters. Only 1 carried operationally.