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Portuguese Navy Today

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The Portuguese Navy Today and projection for near future:

Contents

FRIGATES

Vasco da Gama Class, 3 ships of the Meko 200PN type,

F 330 - Vasco da Gama , comissioned 1990

F 331 - Álvares Cabral , comissioned 1991

F 332 - Corte Real , comissioned 1991


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Bartolomeu Dias Class (Dutch Karel Doorman) - 2 ships

F 333 - Bartolomeu Dias (ex- F833 HrMs Van Nes), comissioned 16th January 2009

F 334 - D. Francisco de Almeida (ex- F834 HrMs Van Galen), comissioned 15th January 2010

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CORVETTES

(downgraded to OPV missions)

João Coutinho Class

F471 António Enes

F475 João Coutinho

F476 Jacinto Cândido


F477 Pereira d'Eça (in decomission phase)

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Baptista de Andrade Class (improved João Coutinho) - 3 ships, originally 4


F486 Baptista de Andrade

F487 João Roby

F488 Afonso Cerqueira

(the corvettes are planed to be phased out and replaced by the NPOs Viana do Castelo)

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SUBMARINES

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New Class Type U-209PN (in reality they are U-214)

Under Construction , at HDW Shipyards-Germany, to join Fleet in 2010 and 2011

S 160 - NRP Tridente (provisional hand-over @ 17th June 2010 , arrived at Lisbon Naval Base @ 2nd August 2010)

S 161 - NRP Arpão ( arrived at Lisbon Naval Base @ 30th April 2011)

SUPPORT VESSELS

A5210 NRP Bérrio (ex-HMS Blue Rover)

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(photo used by permission of author, Pedro Baptista)

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OPVs

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P 360 - Viana do Castelo (commisioned 31st December 2010)

P 361 - Figueira da Foz (unknown date for joining fleet)

recent photo http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/286080/title/nrp-viana-do-castelo-p/cat/519

RECENT DECOMISSIONS

Albacora Class SS (originally 4 ships: Albacora d. 2000, Barracuda, Cachalote [to Pakistan 1975 as Ghazi] , Delfim d. 2005) image:Sub.jpg

S 164 - NRP Barracuda

(decommisioned January 2010)


João Belo Class - 2 ships , originally 4

(Based on french Cmt Riviere, but built specifically for Portugal )

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F480- Comandante João Belo* / Sold to Uruguay, Official Transfer on 8th April 2008, renamed ROU-01 URUGUAY

F483- Comandante Sacadura Cabral*/ Sold to Uruguay, Official Transfer on 8th April 2008, renamed ROU-02 CTE PEDRO CAMPBELL

.....

F481- Comandante Hermenegildo Capelo - Decommisioned April 2004, in Alfeite, waiting scrap

F482 - Comandante Roberto Ivens - Decommisioned 1998, after colision, scrapped

The original Configuration of these frigates included a ASW 305mm Mortar ahead of the bridge and a 3rd 100mm Creuseot-Loire gun astern

Links Of Interest

Official PN Site:

http://www.marinha.pt

Unofficial site with plenty of data concerning the fleet:

http://barcoavista.blogspot.com/



Written by Member P44



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