Aircraft-Carrying Ships
Portuguese Naval Aviation

This page gives details of the ships which were, or are, used by the aircraft and helicopters of the Portuguese Navy since 1993.

‘Baptista de Andrade’-class (Corvette)
Aft helicopter deck for Super Lynx helicopter.

Pennant Number NRP (Name) Commissioned Decommissioned Deck Code
F486 Baptista de Andrade Nov 1974 current ??
F487 João Roby Mar 1975 current ??
F488 Alfonso Cerquiera June 1975 current ??
F489 Oliveira e Carmo Feb 1976 2002 ??

‘Rover’-class (Fleet Oiler)
Former Royal Fleet Auxiliary ‘Blue Rover’, with aft helicopter deck but no hangar.

Pennant Number NRP (Name) Commissioned Decommissioned Deck Code
A5210 Bérrio Feb 1976 current BE

‘Vasco da Gama’-class (Frigate)
MEKO 200 type. Hangar space for two Super Lynx helicopters, but normally only one each.

Pennant Number NRP (Name) Commissioned Decommissioned Deck Code
F330 Vasco da Gama Nov 1990 current VG
F331 Álvares Cabral Jan 1991 current A
F332 Corte-Real Feb 1992 current CR

 

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