Frigate NRP Vasco da Gama (F330)

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Classification

Type:
type: Frigate

Basic information

Namesake:
Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira (1460s – 24 December 1524), was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Blohm + Voss
Operator:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:
MMSI:
263022000

Ship measurements

Displacement:
3200 t
Length:
142 m
Beam:
14.8 m
Draught:
6.2 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • CODOG
  • 2 * MTU 20V 956 TB92 diesel-engines, 8.14MW each
  • 2 * General Electric LM2500 gas turbines, 38MW each
  • 2 * controllable pitch propellers
Speed:
32 knots
Range:
4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h)

Crew

Complement:
180

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • Thales DA08 air search D band radar
  • Thales MW08 air/surface search F band radar
  • 2 * Thales STIR 180 fire-control radar
  • SQS510 hull mounted sonar
  • APECS II/700 ESM
  • SRBOC launcher
Armament:
  • 2 * Mk 141 quad-pack Launcher for a maximum of 8 * RGM-84 Harpoon
  • 1 * MK 21 Guided Missile Launching System for 8 * RIM-7 Sea Sparrow
  • 1 * 100 mm Mod68 CADAM polyvalent artillery piece
  • 1 * Phalanx CIWS 20 mm Vulcan anti-ship missile defence system
  • 2 * 3 12.75-inch Mk32 torpedo tubes in triple mountings
Aircraft:
  • 2 * Super Lynx Mk.95 helicopters
  • Helipad
  • Double hangar

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.

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