Broadsword Class

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   Broadsword Type 22 Frigates of the Royal navy, HMS Broadsword, Battleaxe Brilliant and HMS Brazen. Initially intended as replacements for the Leander class frigates and also to be built for the Royal Netherlands navy. These frigates were larger than the traditional frigate. This gave room for future modernization.

Displacement: 4000 tons normal and deep load 4,000 tons.  Speed 30 Knots range:  4,500 miles at 18 Knots.   Compliment ; 222. (17 officers and 205 other ranks) Armament: 4 MM38 Exocet SSM,  2 Seawof GWS25 Surface to Air Missiles;  Two 40mm MK9 Guns    Six 324mm Torpedo Tubes for Stingray Torpedoes.  Two  Lynx helicopters

  TYPE 22 BROADSWORD CLASS FRIGATES      VIEW CLASS

HMS Broadsword (F88)  3rd May 1979  Sold to Brazil 30th June 1995
HMS Battleaxe   (F89) 28th March 1980   Sold to Brazil 1997
HMS Brilliant   (F90) 15th May 1981  Sold to Brazil 1996 
HMS Brazen   (F91)  2nd July 1982  Sold to Brazil 1996

HMS Broadsword

HMS Broadsword.  Taken from RFA Grey Rover, North Atlantic 1986.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM009

HMS Battleaxe

HMS Battleaxe.  Closing to fuel from RFA Grey Rover, North Atlantic, March 1984.  

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM086

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HMS Battleaxe, 1980.

Original Postcard Has some slight indentation marks on the surface where a pen has been used on the reverse.  Price ?8.  Click here to order.    Order Code PHX582

HMS Brilliant

F90 HMS Brilliant.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available.    Code PDX143

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HMS Brilliant.

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F90 HMS Brilliant.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino.    A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code PDX141

F90 HMS Brilliant.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino.    A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code PDX142

HMS Brilliant.  Taken from RFA Grey Rover.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM259

F90 HMS Brilliant.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino.    A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code PDX140

HMS Brazen

Brazen entering Malta, August 1987.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM080

Frigate F91 HMS Brazen

Original Photograph.  Photographer Unknown.  Price ?8.  Click here to order.  Order Code  PHX350