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Gurupa seen on one patrol mission. Photo.

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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