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BRAZILIAN NAVY NORTHEAST NAVAL FORCE * - SUBMARINE FORCE

6)SUBMARINE TENDER CEARA



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Keel laid: 15 Jul 1913


Launched: 7 Sep 1915


Incorporated: 28 Apr 1917


Decommissioned: 21 Mar 1946


Displacement: 3.500 ton (Standard), 5.740 ton (Full loaded).


Dimensions: 

Length: 101.30 meters


Beam: 15.75 meters


Draught: 6.0 meters


Propulsion: 2/6 Cylinders Fiat Diesel Engines with 2,100 HP each.


Speed Max. 14 kts.


Armament: 4/4 inch (102mm) guns, 2/57 mm guns, 2/47 mm guns and 2/13,2 mm Hotchkiss machine guns.


Tender Ceara operated at the Submarine Flotilla when was incorporated into the Northeast Naval Force, based in Recife with four Brazilian submarines. In addition to intensely participating in the training of escorts to convoys, antisubmarine tactics for surface units and aircraft, these submarines worked together with the 4th US Fleet against Axis forces.


 

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