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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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