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61)TORP BT MARANHÃO CT12



Photo by SDGM (Serviço de Documentação Geral da Marinha)


Launched 1913 as Royal Navy HMS Porpoise


Decommissioned 1920


Incorporated to Brazilian Navy Dec. 1922


Displacement: 934 ton. 1.094 ton. (loaded).


Dimensions: Length: 80.46 m


Beam: 8.08 m


Draught: 2.81 m 3.27 maximum.


Propulsion: 4 Steam boilers Yarrow/Thornycroft , 2 Parsons steam turbines 12.200 hp, 2 Shafts 22.500 shp, 2 screws.


Fuel: 250 tons oil fuel.


Speed: Max 31 knots (trials).


Range:: 1.530 miles at 11 knots.


Armament: 3 guns Armstrong Mod. III 101.6 mm (4 in./40) 3 mounts; 2 Armstrong Guns Mod.II 47 mm/50; 4 450 mm Armstrong, Whitworth Co. torpedo tubes


Complement: 142.


During War she was fitted with 3 Oerlikon 20 mm, machine guns, D/C tracks and a sonar equipment was installed in the hull.


On 13/Jul/43 Maranhao rescued 86 survivors from US merchant SS African Star. This ship had been sunk on the previous day by U-172 in pos. 25º46"S 40º35"W. The survivors had a radio transmitter and signals were picked up by spotting aircrafts. 37 hours after sinking all them were rescued and taken to Rio de Janeiro. There was only one loss when an armed guard was thrown overboard and drowned.




CT Maranhão seen in both pictures sailing off Rio de Janeiro in one patrol duty. Photos. SDGM (Serviço de Documentação Geral da Marinha


 

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