Thursday, April 5, 2012


Summer of 1985,Bedford Basin during the R.C.N.s 75 Birthday Fleet Review.
HMS BRILLIANT F70:HMS Brilliant was the third of the new Type 22
frigates ordered by the Royal Navy and was built by Messrs Yarrow (Shipbuilders)
Ltd at Scotstoun Glasgow.Brilliant was launched in December 1978
and accepted into service on the 10th of April 1981.Decommissioned: 1996 Sold to Brazil 31 August 1996 and renamed Dodsworth (F47).
Specifications: Displacement (tons):3,500 Standard/4,400 Full Load.
Dimensions: (feet [metres])LOA 430 x Beam 48.5 [131.2m x 14.8m].
Machinery :2 R-R Olympus gas turbines54,400shp = 29+ knots2 R-R Tyne gas turbines8,200shp = 18 knots (cruising).
Armament:2 x 40mm AA guns2 x Sea Wolf systems (GWS 25)4 x MM.38 Exocet2 x triple ASW
torpedo tubes (STWS)Aircraft2 Lynx.
Crew: 250

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