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Picture SDGM (Serviço de Documentação Geral da Marinha)


Laid down 1914


Incorporated to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN): 3/Feb/1915


Decom. RCN: 3/Apr/1919


Incorporated to the Brazilian Navy (MB): 14/Dec/1932


Tonnage : 825 ton (Full loaded).


Length: 55.59 m


Beam: 9.75 m


Draught: 4.57 m.


Speed:  15 knots.


Armament: 2 57 mm guns/L 40.


Complement 50


With the entry of Brazil in the War II, Rio Branco was fitted with 47 mm guns and reclassified as Corvette and incorporated to the FNN Naval Northeast Force. During her brief stay at the ports of Recife and Salvador, between two convoy escort missions, Rio Branco was involved in the task of mapping those two important ports. She served until the end of the war and  took part in several escort duties.



Corvette Rio Branco seen moored at Guanabara Bay. Photo SDM. Jose Henrique Mendes Collection.



Rio Branco seen at full steam during one patrol escort. Picture SDGM (Serviço de Documentação Geral da Marinha)


 

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