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Histories of ships of the Brazilian Navy.  The Brazilian Navy  after its independence form Portugal was small. In 1860 the fleet consisted on  7 screw sloops and 8 paddle steamers and a sailing fleet of 6 frigates and corvettes and 14 smaller vessels.  During the war against Paraguay between 1865 and 1870 a number of ironclads (were purchased from Britain and France (Brasil, Tamandare Lima Barros, Bahia, Silvado, Mariz E Barros, Herval, Cabral, Colombo, ). After the rebellion of 1893 very little naval building was done until  the 1905 naval  programme.

Coastal Defence battleships

Barrozo      1864 scrapped 1885
Brasil Le Seyne 1864 Scrapped 1905
Tamandare     1865 Scrapped 1885
Rio de Janeiro     Sunk after hitting mine 2nd September 1866 during the war with Paraguay
Lima Barros Laird 21st December 1865 Scrapped 1905
Bahia Laird 6th October 1865 Scrapped 1895
Silvado Arman Launched 1866 Scrapped 1895

 MARIZ E BARROS CLASS COAST DEFENCE BATTLESHIPS 

Like many of the above ships these were ordered by Paraguay but sold to Brazil 

Mariz E Barros   Rennie  1866 scrapped 1890 / 1892
Herval Rennie 1866 Scrapped 1985  /1887

 CABRAL CLASS COASTAL DEFENCE BATTLESHIPS 

Cabral  Rennie  1866  Scrapped 1985  /1887
Colombo Rennie 1866 Scrapped 1985  /1887

 SETE DE SETEMBRO CLASS COASTAL DEFENCE BATTLESHIPS

Sete de Setembro Rio De Janeiro 1874 Scrapped 1895
 JAVARY CLASS COASTAL DEFENCE BATTELSHIP
Javary Le Havre 1874 Sunk 22nd November 1893
Solimoes  le Seyne 1874 Scrapped during the 1890's
 
Riachuelo Samuda 7th June 1883 Scrapped 1910
 
Aquidaban Samuda 17th January 1885 Sunk 22nd January 1906

Aquidaban, 1890.

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MARSHAL DEODORO CLASS COASTAL DEFENCE BATTLESHIPS
Marshal Deodoro Le Seyne 18th June 1898 sold in 1924 to
Marshal Floriano Le Seyne 6th July 1899 Scrapped 1936

                    

The Launch of the Coast Defence Battleship "Marshal Deodoro" at the French dockyard La Seyne on 18th June 1898

MINAS GERAIS CLASS  BATTLESHIPS
Minas Gerais Armstrons at Elswick 17th April 1907 Sold in 1953

  Brazilian battleship Minas Geraes, launched in September 1908 and sold in 1953. 

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Minas Gerais, March 1930.

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Minas Gerais, March 1930.

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Sao Paulo Vickers at barrow 19th April 1909 Sold 1951

Sao Paulo, 1910.

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Brazilian Cruisers

Almirante Barrozo Rio de Janeiro 1882 Foundered during the round the world voyage with cadet in the Gulf of suez

Almirante Barrozo, 1882.

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Almirante Tamandare Rio de Janeiro 20th march 1890 Scrapped early 1920's
Benjamin Constant La Seyne 1892 classified as a training ship but had the armament and size of  a cruiser

Benjamin-Constant a training ship.

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Benjamin-Constant a training ship

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Republica Armstrong 26th May 1892 during 1898 refitted as minelayer Quinze de Novembro  Scrapped early 1920's
 

Brazilian protected cruiser Republica, shown  after refitting as minelayer Quinze de Novembro c.1898

Almirante Barrozo Armstrong 25th august 1896 Scrapped 1948
 BAHIA CLASS CRUISERS.
Bahia Armstrong, Elswick 20th April 1909 Exploded and Sank 4th July 1945  midway between Brazil and Africa with the loss of 294 Crew
Rio Grande do Sul Armstron Elswick 20th January 1909 Stricken 1948
  
Barroso  (C11) (ex USS Philadelphia) Philadelphia N yard Purchased January 1951 Sold and Scrapped 1974

Barroso, June 1953.

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Tamandare  (C12) (ex USS St Louis) Newport News Purchased 29th  January 1951 Sold and Scrapped 1973 / 1974

Brazilian Aircraft Carriers

Minas Gerais  (ex HMS vengeance) Swan Hunter Purchased 14th December 1956 purchased for $9 million. still in Service 1997

Brazilian Aircraft Carrier Minas Gerais.  

Ex-British Colossus Class aircraft carrier Minas Gerais. (ex Vengeance) Acquired in 1956 and still in service

Brazilian  wooden Corvettes and Sloops

Nichtheroy  (Wooden Corvette) Rio de Janeiro Dockyd 1862 Scrapped 1899 / 1901
Vital De Oliveira  (Wooden Corvette) Rio de Janeiro Dockyd 1867 Scrapped 1885 / 1888
Trajano    (Wooden Sloop) Rio de Janeiro Dockyd reconstructed as cruiser Tonelero

Trajano, 1874.

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Guanabara  (Wooden Corvette) Rio de Janeiro Dockyd 1877 Scrapped 1905
Parnahyba  (Wooden Sloop) Rio de Janeiro Dockyd  1878 re classified as a 2nd rate cruiser

Parnahyba, 1880.

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Primeiro De Marco   (Wooden Sloop) Rio de Janeiro Dockyd  1881 re classified as a 2nd rate cruiser

Brazilian  Destroyers

PARA CLASS DESTROYERS
Para  Yarrow shipbuilders 11 July 1909 Scrapped 1933
Alagoas Yarrow shipbuilders 27th July 1909 Scrapped 1939
Amazonas Yarrow shipbuilders 21st Nov  1908 Scrapped 1931
Mato Grosso Yarrow shipbuilders 23rd Jan 1909 Scrapped 1945
Paraiba Yarrow shipbuilders  18th May 1909 Scrapped 1944
Paiui  Yarrow shipbuilders 7th Sept  1908 Scrapped 1944
Rio Grande Do Norte Yarrow shipbuilders April 1909 Scrapped 1944
Santa Catherina Yarrow shipbuilders 26th Oct  1909 Scrapped 1944
Sergipe Yarrow shipbuilders 25th May 1910 Scrapped 1944
Parana Yarrow shipbuilders 27th march 1910 Scrapped 20th October 1933
 
Maranhao Yarrow shipbuilders  18th May 1909  Was given to Brazil in 1920 .Scrapped 1944
MARCILIO DIAS 
Greenhalgh    8th July 1941 Scrapped 1966
Marcilio Dias   20th July 1940 Scrapped 1966
Mariz E Barros   28th Dec. 1940 Scrapped 1972
 ACRE CLASS DESTROYERS
Acre    30th May 1945 Scrapped 1974
Ajuricaba    30th May 1945 Scrapped 1964
Amazonas   29th Nov. 1943 Scrapped 1973
Apa   30th may 1945 Scrapped 1964
Araguary   14th July 1946 Scrapped 1974
Araguaya   2 Scrapped 1974
 EX US FLETCHER CLASS DESTROYERS  (dates given when purchased from US)
Maranhao (D33) (ex USS Shields)  Puget Sound N YD  1st July 1972 Scrapped 1990
Para (D27) (ex USS Guest)   Boston Navy yard 5th June 1959 Scrapped 1978
Paraiba (D28) (ex USS Bennett)   Boston Navy yard 15th Dec. 1959 Scrapped 1978
Parana (D29)  (ex USS Franks)  Bethlehem Staten I 20th July 1961 Scrapped 1982
Pernambuco (D30) (ex USS Knapp)  Seattle Tacoma 20th July 1961 Scrapped 1982
Piaui (D31) (ex USS Lewis Hancock)  Federal, Kearny 2nd August 1967 Scrapped 1989
Santa Catarina (D32) (ex USS Irwin)  Bethlehem San Pedro 10th May 1968 Scrapped 1978
 EX US ALLEN M SUMNER  CLASS DESTROYERS  (dates given when purchased from US)
Mato Grosso (D34) (ex  Compton)  Federal, Kearny  1st July 1972 Scrapped 1990
Sergipe (D35) (ex James C Owens)   Bethlehem San Pedro 16th July 1973 Still Operating ( 1998)

BNS Sergipe.  Closing to Fuel from RFA Green Rover, South Atlantic, April 1977.

BNS Sergipe.  (ex - James C Owens)  Acquired 16th July 1973.

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Alagaos (D36) (ex USS Buck) Bethlehem San Pedro 16th July 1973 Still Operating ( 1998)
Rio Grande Do Norte (D37)(ex USS Strong  Bethlehem San Pedro 29th October 1973 Still Operating ( 1998)

BNS Rio Grande Do Norte.  closing to fuel from RFA Green Rover.  South Atlantic, April 1977.

BNS Rio Grande Do Norte.  (ex - Strong)  Acquired 29th October 1973.

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Espirito Santo (D38) (ex USS Lowry)  Bethlehem San Pedro 29th October 1973 Still Operating ( 1998)

 EX US GEARING  CLASS DESTROYERS  (dates given when purchased from US)

Marcilio Diaz  (D25) (ex USS Henry W Tucker )  Consolidated Orange 3rd December 1973 Still in Service
Mariz E Barros (D26) (ex USS Brinkley Bass )  Consolidated Orange 3rd December 1973 Still in

Brazilian  Frigates

 
Constituicao   (F42)  Vosper Thornycroft  15th April 1974 Still In Service

F42 Constituicao, completing, August 1977.

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F42 Constituciao.

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Defensora  (F41)   Vosper Thornycroft 27th March 1975 Still In Service
Independencia  (F44)  Arsenal de Marinho 2nd Sep  1974 Still In Service
Liberal   (F43)  Vosper Thornycroft 7th Feb.  1977 Still In Service

Liberal, August 1977.

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Niteroi   (F40)  Vosper Thornycroft 8th Feb 1974 Still In Service
Uniao  (F45)   Arsenal de Marinho 14th March 1975 Still In Service
 EX US GARCIA CLASS FRIGATES
Para (D27) (ex USS Albert David)  Lockheed SB 19th Dec 1964 Recommissioned into the Brazilian navy 28th September 1989
Paraiba (D28) (ex USS Davidson)  Avondale 2nd October 1964 Recommissioned into the Brazilian navy 25th July 1989
Parana (D29) (ex USS Sample)  Lockheed SB 28th April 1964 Recommissioned into the Brazilian navy 24th August 1989
Pernambuco (D30) (ex USS Bradley)  Bethlehem San Francisco 26th march 1964 Recommissioned into the Brazilian navy 25th September 1989
INHAUMA CLASS FRIGATES
Inhauma  (V30)  Arsenal de Marinha, Rio De Janeiro 13th December 1986 Still In Service
Jaceguay   (V31)   Arsenal de Marinha, Rio De Janeiro 8th June 1991 Still In Service
Julio De Noronha  (V32)   Arsenal de Marinha, Rio De Janeiro 7th October 1992 Still In Service
Frontin   (V33)   Arsenal de Marinha, Rio De Janeiro 6th February 1992 Still In Service

Brazilian  Submarines

 Ex-US Gato Class
S14 Humaita January 1957 Returned to US 1969.
S15 Riachvelo January 1957 Scrapped 1968
EX-US Balao Class
S11 Rio Grande Do Sul September 1963 Scrapped 1975.
S12 Bahia September 1963 Became a museum ship, 1972.
Ex-US Guppy II Class
S10 Guana Bara 28th July 1972 Discarded 1983.
S11 Rio Grande Do Sul 13th May 1972 Scrapped 1981.
S12 Bahia 27th March 1973 Discarded 1993.
S13 Rio de Janeiro 8th July 1972 Scrapped 1981.
S14 Ceara 17th October 1973 Scrapped 1990.
Oberon Class
S20 Humaita 5th October 1971 In service 1995.

S20 Humaita, July 1973.

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S21 Toneleros 22nd November 1972 In service 1995.
S22 Riachuelo 6th September 1975 In service 1995.
Ex-US Guppy III Class
S15 Goias 15th October 1973 Discarded 1992.
S16 Amazonas 19th December 1973 Became museum ship, 1992.
Tupi Class
S30 Tupi 28th April 1987 In service 1995
S31 Tamoio 18th November 1993 In service 1995
S32 Timbira 1995 In service.
S33 Tapajos 1997 In service.
 
S34 Tamandare 1998 In service.
 

Sail Training Vessel NE Cisne Branco at the Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, June 2005.

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Sail Training Vessel Cisne Branco, at the Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, June 2005.

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NE Cisne Branco at Trafalgar 200, June 2005.

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Almirante Saldanha, 1930s.

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Almirante Saldanha, July 1951.

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