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Photo.Sister ship Vidal de Negreiros

Launched: 10/Oct/1942.

Incorporated: 20/Nov/1943.

Displacement: 680 ton , 813 (loaded).

Length: 53.70 m.

Beam: 8.53 m.

Draught: 4.87 m.

Speed: 12,5 knots.

Range: 2.500 miles.

Armament: 1 , 3 pol. (76 mm) gun, 4 Oerlikon Mk 10 , 20 mm/70 Machineguns, single mountings and 4 D/C throwers K Mk 6 and Mk 9.

Propulsion: Coal burners and triple expansion boilers with 1.000 hp.

Complement: 70.

Decomissioned: Aug/1952.

Corvette Fernandes Vieira, Ex-Parati, was ordered with five more of the same class by British Shipowner The Marine Navigation Company Ltd., as fishing trawlers and was built by the Brazilian shipyard Organização Henrique Lage, at Viana Island, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro. With the War II outset, these vessels already under construction, with all units with keel laid and 2 launched, were ceded by the British Admiralty to the Brazilian Government on 24/Aug/1942.

Thence the cost was afforded by the Brazilian Navy and they were incorporated 20/Nov/1943. Parati, was re classified as a Corvette and was named Fernandes Vieira. Her first commander was Lieutenant Captain Antônio Raja Gabaglia. Fernandes Vieira took active role in the patrol escorting several convoys in the West South Atlantic sub area.


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