Ships Crest These which were made in our very own Chippy’s Shop with plaster of paris in rubber moulds. I seem to remember that the paint brushes had very coarse hair.
Ships Motto ES NOSTRA VOCAMUS” (“We Claim The Deeds of our Ancestors”)
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 by Mrs R J Daniel and accepted into service on the 10th of April 1981.
HMS Brilliant was the ninth Royal Navy ship to bear the name.
Her complement is 25 Officers 75 Senior Rates and 150 Junior Rates.
4,400 Full Load
Dimensions (feet [metres])
430 x 48.5 [131.2 x 14.8]
2 R-R Olympus gas turbines
54,400shp = 29+ knots
2 R-R Tyne gas turbines
8,200shp = 18 knots (cruising)
2 x 40mm AA guns
2 x Sea Wolf systems (GWS 25)
4 x MM.38 Exocet
2 x triple ASW torpedo tubes (STWS)
Brilliant in build Glasgow
History of HMS Brillaint
1977-mar-25 Laid Down
1981-aug-29 Port Viist HMD Devonport Navy Days 1981
1982-apr-2 Deployment Operation Corporate Ordered to South Atlantic from exercise , leaving theatre on 23Jun1982 after being relieved by HMS Broadsword.
1982-apr-22 Deployment Operation Paraquat detached from main group to join Operation Paraquat to retake South Georgia
1989-jul-28 Deployment HMD Devonport Navy Days 1989 present at Plymouth Navy Days.
1991-jan-15 Deployment Persian Gulf Armilla Patrol Departed Portland for Armilla Patrol duties, in company with HMS Exeter, HMS Brave and RFA Brambleleaf (and joined later by HMS Manchester), to relieve HMS Gloucester,
HMS Cardiff and HMS Brazen on station.
1993-mar Deployment Dalmatian coast UNPROFOR escort for HMS Ark Royal in the Adriatic. Relieved HMS Broadsword and relieved by Hr.Ms Abraham Crijnssen c May 1993
1996-aug 30 Fate Transferred to Marinha do Brazil as BNS Dodsworth
History of F47 Dodsworth
1996-aug 31 Commissioned
2012-jul Fate Scrapped Aliaga Shipbreakers scrapped Turkey
Inspiration for model build.
Brilliant alongside in Rio Google Earth 2007
F47 Dodsworth Brazilian navy (Ex Brilliant) being robbed for spares Rio De Janeiro
Photo Jonathan Harris Aqua Mercantile Ltd
On our 30th Anniversary HMS Brilliants last voyage from Rio to Turkey
13/3/12 14:13 4.9knts of the coast of Western Sahara ETA Las Palmas 17/3/12
Photo Mr Petros Psarras The old girl being dismantled Aliga Turkey