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BRAZILIAN NAVY - 9)BRAZILIAN NAVY

24)DE ESC BENEVENTE D20



Photo. SDGM Serviço de Documentação Geral da Marinha


Built 1943


Tonnage : 1630


Length: 93.2 m


Beam: 11 m


Draught: 6.09 m.


Propulsion: Diesel-Electric 4 General Motors Engines Model 16-278A in tandem, with 6.000 shp, two shafts.


Speed: 21 knots


Armament: 3.3 inch (76.2 mm/50) guns three single mountings Mk 22; 2 Bofors guns L/60 , 40 mm doublé mounting Mk 1; 8 Oerlikon Machineguns 20 mm single mounting Mk 4; 1 triple mounting torpedo tube 21 in (533 mm); 1 Thrower A/S (LBG) Mk 10; 2 Depth Charge racks Mk 3 and 8 K gun K Mk 6 for Depth Charges Mk 6 or Mk 9 and 2 Smoke Generators Mk 4.Sensors: 1 air surveillance radar SA; 1 Surface radar SL; 2 Optical directors Mk 51, coupled to the fire direction system Mk 51 and Sonar QCS-1.


Complement: 216


DE 100 Christopher was decommissioned at Natal 19 December 1944, and loaned to Brazil under lend-lease. Renamed Benevente D 20



In the picture we can see both DE Herzog and Christopher during the ceremony of delivery to the Brazilian Navy in Dec 1944 at Natal Naval Base. Brazilian and American complements are sided along the quay. Photos. SDGM (Serviço de Documentação Geral da Marinha)


 

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