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Gurupa seen on left still as US Navy  SC 605


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 gearing 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


Sub Chaser Gurupa - G 4, ex-USS PC 605, was built at Luders Marine Construction Co., em Stanford, Connecticut. She was launched 19/Nov/42. She was transferred and incorporated to the Brazilian Navy 11/Jun/43 in a ceremony  held at Miami Fla.. Her first commander was Lieutenant Captain Hélio Ramos de Azevedo Leite. The acquisition cost of one unit of that class was US$ 1,7 million.


 

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