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28)DE ESC GREENHALGH D24




Destroyer Greenhalgh seen at The Brazilian Navy Arsenal at Rio at the ceremony of her launching. Pictures. SDGM (Serviço de Documentação Geral da Marinha) Edson Lucas collection.


Displacement: 1500 tons. 2200 tons Full load.


Length 108.81m.


Beam 10,61 m.


Draught 3.04m.


Propulsion: 2 shaft GE geared turbines, 4 Babcock & Wilcox boilers 42 800 HP.


Range: 6,000 miles at 15 knots.


Speed  36,5 knots.


Complement 210.


Armament 5 x 5 Inch / 38 guns.


4 - 20 Inch torpedo tubes.


4 Depth Charge throwers.


Decommissioned 1966.


Destroyer Greenhalgh was launched  8/7/41 and commissioned November 43. They were built based on Mahan Class Destroyers. Soon after completion in U.S. shipyards, one 5 inch gun and torpedo tube were removed to improve stability when extra A/A guns and radar were fitted.


On July 2, 1944, she left Rio de Janeiro as part of a Task Group composed by Destroyers Marcilio Dias - M 2 and Mariz e Barros - M 1, along with Cruisers USS Omaha - CL 4 and two US Destroyers with the mission of escorting the 1st Brazilian Expeditionary Force bound for Italy, carried by USS General Mann - AP 112. On July 13, the USS Kearny - DD 432 was added to the group in Gibraltar.
In August 1944 Escorted the 2nd echelon of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force  FEB for the Italian front

In Sep. 1944 Rescued survivors of a B-17 Flying Fortess which ditched 500 miles off the northeast coast.

On February 8 1945, she departed from Rio de Janeiro as part of a Task Group composed of DE Mariz and Barros - M 1 and USS Marblehead - CL 12, as part of an escorting for 5th Squadron of Brazilian Expeditionary Force bound for Italy, embarked on the USS General Meigs


During the War she participated in eight escort missions and three missions to support air transport.


 

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