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Both pictures above show Sub Chaser Gurupi sailing off Rio de Janeiro and at the docks of Brazilian Navy Arsenal.

Photos DPHDM via www.naval.com.br


Built 1942


Tonnage 450 ton (Loaded).


Length: 52.73 m


Beam: 7.01 m


Draught 3.04 m.


Propulsion: Diesel; 2 Engines 16 Cylinders; General Motors Model 16-258S with 2.000 bhp, 2 shafts with 3 blade propellers.


Speed:  max. 20 knots.


Range: 3.000 Nautical miles @12 knots.


Armament: 1 3 pol. (76.2 mm/50) Oerlikon gun; 1 Bofors L/60 gun, 40 mm in one single mounting Mk 3; 2 machineguns Oerlikon 20 mm single mountings Mk 4; 2 grenade octuples throwers of A/S (LBG) 7.2 pol. Mousetrap Mk 20 at the bow ; 2 Depth Charges rack Mk 3 and 2 side throwers type K Mk 6 for Depth Charges Mk 6 or Mk 9.


Sensors: 1 surveillance surface radar type SF or SL; 1 hull sonar.


Complement: 65



Guaiba plying the rolling sea in a patrol search for enemy submarines.


Sub Chaser Guaiba - G 1, ex-USS PC 604, was built at Sullivan Dry Dock and Repair Co., Brooklyn, New York. She was launched 24/Oct/42 and incorporated to the Brazilian Navy on 11/Jul/42. She was transferred and incorporated to the Brazilian Navy 11/Jun/1943 in a ceremony Miami, Florida. Her first commander was Lieutenant Captain Aluisio Galvão Antunes. The cost of acquisition of the sub chaser of these class in 1942/1943 was US$ 1,7 million.


 

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