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BRAZILIAN NAVY SOUTHERN NAVAL FORCE - SOUTHERN NAVAL FORCE

18)AUXILIARY SHIP JOSE BONIFACIO



Jose Bonifacio seen above at Vitoria harbor. Photohttp://www.naval.com.br/ngb/J/J039/J039-f06.jpg


Launched 1908


Incorporated to the Brazilian Navy 29 Oct 1931


Tonnage 1,842 tons


Length 86 m


Beam 6,42 m


Draft 4,30 m


Propulsion Coal. Triple expansion


Armament 2 L/40 47mm Guns


Speed 9 kts


Complement 159


Decommissioned 15 Jul 1965


During the Second World War, between 1942 and 1945, she made numerous commercial trips and personnel transportation, sailing independently or as part of convoys, subordinated to the Naval Command Center. During this period, the ship was equipped with two more lifeboats for rescue. On April 8, 1944, she was reclassified as a Hydrographic Ship later to return as Auxiliary Ship category.


 

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