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Brazilian ship seen during a routine patrol somewhere off Brazilian northeastern coast. FNN destroyers, cruisers, sub-chasers, patrol crafts, submarines, destroyer escorts and auxiliaries under command of Vice Adm Jonas Ingram did a superb job until the end of hostilities patrolling their assigned areas, rescuing survivors from sunken merchant ships and during long and extenuating  convoy and patrol sweeps. All pictures were kindly provided by SDGM. Serviço de Documentação Geral da Marinha.  

Brazilian sub chasers from FNN  Northeast Naval Force seen at Natal harbor. Along with ships of the Fourth Fleet FNN patrolled the vast sea lanes of Brazilian coast as well as provided efficient escort convoys on the long Bahia Trinidad route. 

Brazilian Navy guards the South Atlantic. Speed boat during a patrol around a convoy. Every ship refitted, rearmed to meet the challenge of modern war. Brazil with almost 4000 mile of an open coast is on guard.  Brazilian Navy did a remarkable job in aiding US Navy Fourth fleet in every assigned duties, laying mines to protect harbors and minelayers to sweep strategic shipping lanes and coastal waters.

Nearly 80 German and Italian U-boats were an ominous presence in the waters of the South Atlantic. Day and night these tiny Brazilian Sub Chasers and other vessels provided an efficient escort and patrol duties despite the the crucial limitations of men and material Brazilian Navy endured.


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