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BRAZILIAN NAVY SOUTHERN NAVAL FORCE - SOUTHERN NAVAL FORCE

15)MINESWEEPER ITAPEMIRIM I3



Photo. www.naval.com.br


Displacement. 340 tons


Length: 35,50 meters


Beam: 6,25 meters


Draught: 3,66 meters


Propulsion: Coal


Speed: 10 kts


Armament: 2 37mm Vickers Sons & Maxim guns


1 27 mm Lewis Machine Gun


24 Mines


Itapemirim was  built in Sweden, as the fishing trawler  "Atlantique". The same was acquired and incorporated into Brazilian Navy on 21 May 1917.


On 17 Oct 1938, she was renamed as Minesweeper Itapemirim. At the same time, it was incorporated into the Minesweeper Flotille. During the Second World War, She was assigned to the local defense of  Rio de Janeiro harbor. She was decommissioned on 13 Sep 1946.


 

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