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BRAZILIAN NAVY SOUTHERN NAVAL FORCE - SOUTHERN NAVAL FORCE

10)TORP BOAT MATO GROSSO CT10



Torpedo Boat Mato Grosso on her way for a patrol mission.

Photo.https://www.marinha.mil.br/dphdm/sites/www.marinha.mil.br.dphdm/files/MatoGrossoContratorpedeiro1909-1946.pdf


Completed: 5 May 1909 by Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. Scotland


Incorporated 24 Jul 1909


Displacement: 560 tons. 650 (full loaded)


Length: 70,24 meters


Beam: 7,16 meters


Draught: 2,31 meters


Propulsion: 2 steam boilers Yarrow; 2 triple expansion engines with 8.800 hp, 2 shafts 2 screws. 


Armament: 2 4 in. (101,6 mm) Armstrong guns.  two single mounts; 4 47 mm guns; 2 single torpedo tubes 18 in. 1 MK 22 Depth Charge Thrower


Fuel: 111 tons in five coal bunkers.


Speed: 27 knots


Max. Range: 1.600 miles at 15 knots.


Complement: 112


Decommissioned 13 September 1946 


For rescue purposes, the ship was equipped with two motorboats with a capacity of 16 crew members each, two rowing boats for 16 and nine people, a cabin for two four ferries for 15 people each, two ferries for eight people each and also 135 lifesavers.

During the war CT 10 Mato Grosso played an active role in patrolling the adjacent waters off Rio de Janeiro harbor and also in several escort convoy missions along the southern Brazilian coast.



Above Torpedo boat Mato Grosso seen entering the Guanabara Bay following one patrol mission.


 

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