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BRAZILIAN NAVY - 9)BRAZILIAN NAVY

25)DE ESC BERTIOGA D21



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 double 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


On 1 Aug 44 DE 175 Pennewill was decommissioned at Natal and recommissioned the same day in the Brazilian Navy and renamed Bertioga D 21. Between 9 and 20 February, participated in the convoy JW-65, along with the CTE Benevente - Be 6, being the 6th Brazilian escort only. In April, under the command of the Strike Group 27.6.8, along with the CTE Babitonga - Be 7 and CS's Grajaú - Guajará 7 and G - G 5 patrolled a wide area on the northeast coast in search of two suspects submarines.


 

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