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Photo: SDGM (Serviço de Documentação Geral da Marinha)


Built 1921


Displacement:  500 ton


Armament 2 x 47mm guns


Speed 11 knots


Acquired in France 1921


Fleet tug Heitor Perdigão along with AVP 3 Thrush, towed the Brazilian Merchant Comandante Lyra which was attacked by one Italian submarine off Natal. Comandante Lyra managed to make port at Fortaleza despite heavily damaged by shelling. This event marked the first time a Brazilian ship was attacked in territorial waters.



Photo: SDGM (Serviço de Documentação Geral da Marinha)


 

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