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Histories of ships of the Brazilian Navy.  The Brazilian Navy  after its independence form Portugal was small. In 1860 the fleet consisted on  7 screw sloops and 8 paddle steamers and a sailing fleet of 6 frigates and corvettes and 14 smaller vessels.  During the war against Paraguay between 1865 and 1870 a number of ironclads (were purchased from Britain and France (Brasil, Tamandare Lima Barros, Bahia, Silvado, Mariz E Barros, Herval, Cabral, Colombo, ). After the rebellion of 1893 very little naval building was done until  the 1905 naval  programme.

Coastal Defence battleships

Barrozo      1864 scrapped 1885
Brasil Le Seyne 1864 Scrapped 1905
Tamandare     1865 Scrapped 1885
Rio de Janeiro     Sunk after hitting mine 2nd September 1866 during the war with Paraguay
Lima Barros Laird 21st December 1865 Scrapped 1905
Bahia Laird 6th October 1865 Scrapped 1895
Silvado Arman Launched 1866 Scrapped 1895

 MARIZ E BARROS CLASS COAST DEFENCE BATTLESHIPS 

Like many of the above ships these were ordered by Paraguay but sold to Brazil 

Mariz E Barros   Rennie  1866 scrapped 1890 / 1892
Herval Rennie 1866 Scrapped 1985  /1887

 CABRAL CLASS COASTAL DEFENCE BATTLESHIPS 

Cabral  Rennie  1866  Scrapped 1985  /1887
Colombo Rennie 1866 Scrapped 1985  /1887

 SETE DE SETEMBRO CLASS COASTAL DEFENCE BATTLESHIPS

Sete de Setembro Rio De Janeiro 1874 Scrapped 1895
 JAVARY CLASS COASTAL DEFENCE BATTELSHIP
Javary Le Havre 1874 Sunk 22nd November 1893
Solimoes  le Seyne 1874 Scrapped during the 1890's
 
Riachuelo Samuda 7th June 1883 Scrapped 1910
Aquidaban Samuda 17th January 1885 Sunk 22nd January 1906
MARSHAL DEODORO CLASS COASTAL DEFENCE BATTLESHIPS
Marshal Deodoro Le Seyne 18th June 1898 sold in 1924 to
Marshal Floriano Le Seyne 6th July 1899 Scrapped 1936

                    

The Launch of the Coast Defence Battleship "Marshal Deodoro" at the French dockyard La Seyne on 18th June 1898

MINAS GERAIS CLASS  BATTLESHIPS
Minas Gerais Armstrons at Elswick 17th April 1907 Sold in 1953
Sao Paulo Vickers at barrow 19th April 1909 Sold 1951

  Brazilian battleship Minas Geraes, launched in September 1908 and sold in 1953. 

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Brazilian Cruisers

Almirante Barrozo Rio de Janeiro 1882 Foundered during the round the world voyage with cadet in the Gulf of suez
Almirante Tamandare Rio de Janeiro 20th march 1890 Scrapped early 1920's
Benjamin Constant La Seyne 1892 classified as a training ship but had the armament and size of  a cruiser

Benjamin-Constant a training ship.

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Benjamin-Constant a training ship

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Republica Armstrong 26th May 1892 during 1898 refitted as minelayer Quinze de Novembro  Scrapped early 1920's
 

Brazilian protected cruiser Republica, shown  after refitting as minelayer Quinze de Novembro c.1898

Almirante Barrozo Armstrong 25th august 1896 Scrapped 1948
 BAHIA CLASS CRUISERS.
Bahia Armstrong, Elswick 20th April 1909 Exploded and Sank 4th July 1945  midway between Brazil and Africa with the loss of 294 Crew
Rio Grande do Sul Armstron Elswick 20th January 1909 Stricken 1948
  
Barroso  (C11) (ex USS Philadelphia) Philadelphia N yard Purchased January 1951 Sold and Scrapped 1974
  
Tamandare  (C12) (ex USS St Louis) Newport News Purchased 29th  January 1951 Sold and Scrapped 1973 / 1974

Brazilian Aircraft Carriers

Minas Gerais  (ex HMS vengeance) Swan Hunter Purchased 14th December 1956 purchased for $9 million. still in Service 1997

Brazilian Aircraft Carrier Minas Gerais.  

Ex-British Colossus Class aircraft carrier Minas Gerais. (ex Vengeance) Acquired in 1956 and still in service

Brazilian  wooden Corvettes and Sloops

Nichtheroy  (Wooden Corvette) Rio de Janeiro Dockyd 1862 Scrapped 1899 / 1901
Vital De Oliveira  (Wooden Corvette) Rio de Janeiro Dockyd 1867 Scrapped 1885 / 1888
Trajano    (Wooden Sloop) Rio de Janeiro Dockyd reconstructed as cruiser Tonelero
Guanabara  (Wooden Corvette) Rio de Janeiro Dockyd 1877 Scrapped 1905
Parnahyba  (Wooden Sloop) Rio de Janeiro Dockyd  1878 re classified as a 2nd rate cruiser
Primeiro De Marco   (Wooden Sloop) Rio de Janeiro Dockyd  1881 re classified as a 2nd rate cruiser

Brazilian  Destroyers

PARA CLASS DESTROYERS
Para  Yarrow shipbuilders 11 July 1909 Scrapped 1933
Alagoas Yarrow shipbuilders 27th July 1909 Scrapped 1939
Amazonas Yarrow shipbuilders 21st Nov  1908 Scrapped 1931
Mato Grosso Yarrow shipbuilders 23rd Jan 1909 Scrapped 1945
Paraiba Yarrow shipbuilders  18th May 1909 Scrapped 1944
Paiui  Yarrow shipbuilders 7th Sept  1908 Scrapped 1944
Rio Grande Do Norte Yarrow shipbuilders April 1909 Scrapped 1944
Santa Catherina Yarrow shipbuilders 26th Oct  1909 Scrapped 1944
Sergipe Yarrow shipbuilders 25th May 1910 Scrapped 1944
Parana Yarrow shipbuilders 27th march 1910 Scrapped 20th October 1933
 
Maranhao Yarrow shipbuilders  18th May 1909  Was given to Brazil in 1920 .Scrapped 1944
MARCILIO DIAS 
Greenhalgh    8th July 1941 Scrapped 1966
Marcilio Dias   20th July 1940 Scrapped 1966
Mariz E Barros   28th Dec. 1940 Scrapped 1972
 ACRE CLASS DESTROYERS
Acre    30th May 1945 Scrapped 1974
Ajuricaba    30th May 1945 Scrapped 1964
Amazonas   29th Nov. 1943 Scrapped 1973
Apa   30th may 1945 Scrapped 1964
Araguary   14th July 1946 Scrapped 1974
Araguaya   2 Scrapped 1974
 EX US FLETCHER CLASS DESTROYERS  (dates given when purchased from US)
Maranhao (D33) (ex USS Shields)  Puget Sound N YD  1st July 1972 Scrapped 1990
Para (D27) (ex USS Guest)   Boston Navy yard 5th June 1959 Scrapped 1978
Paraiba (D28) (ex USS Bennett)   Boston Navy yard 15th Dec. 1959 Scrapped 1978
Parana (D29)  (ex USS Franks)  Bethlehem Staten I 20th July 1961 Scrapped 1982
Pernambuco (D30) (ex USS Knapp)  Seattle Tacoma 20th July 1961 Scrapped 1982
Piaui (D31) (ex USS Lewis Hancock)  Federal, Kearny 2nd August 1967 Scrapped 1989
Santa Catarina (D32) (ex USS Irwin)  Bethlehem San Pedro 10th May 1968 Scrapped 1978
 EX US ALLEN M SUMNER  CLASS DESTROYERS  (dates given when purchased from US)
Mato Grosso (D34) (ex  Compton)  Federal, Kearny  1st July 1972 Scrapped 1990
Sergipe (D35) (ex James C Owens)   Bethlehem San Pedro 16th July 1973 Still Operating ( 1998)

BNS Sergipe.  Closing to Fuel from RFA Green Rover, South Atlantic, April 1977.

BNS Sergipe.  (ex - James C Owens)  Acquired 16th July 1973.

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Alagaos (D36) (ex USS Buck) Bethlehem San Pedro 16th July 1973 Still Operating ( 1998)
Rio Grande Do Norte (D37)(ex USS Strong  Bethlehem San Pedro 29th October 1973 Still Operating ( 1998)

BNS Rio Grande Do Norte.  closing to fuel from RFA Green Rover.  South Atlantic, April 1977.

BNS Rio Grande Do Norte.  (ex - Strong)  Acquired 29th October 1973.

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Espirito Santo (D38) (ex USS Lowry)  Bethlehem San Pedro 29th October 1973 Still Operating ( 1998)

 EX US GEARING  CLASS DESTROYERS  (dates given when purchased from US)

Marcilio Diaz  (D25) (ex USS Henry W Tucker )  Consolidated Orange 3rd December 1973 Still in Service
Mariz E Barros (D26) (ex USS Brinkley Bass )  Consolidated Orange 3rd December 1973 Still in

Brazilian  Frigates

 
Constituicao   (F42)  Vosper Thornycroft  15th April 1974 Still In S
Defensora  (F41)   Vosper Thornycroft 27th March 1975 Still In S
Independencia  (F44)  Arsenal de Marinho 2nd Sep  1974 Still In S
Liberal   (F43)  Vosper Thornycroft 7th Feb.  1977 Still In S
Niteroi   (F40)  Vosper Thornycroft 8th Feb 1974 Still In S
Uniao  (F45)   Arsenal de Marinho 14th March 1975 Still In S
 EX US GARCIA CLASS FRIGATES
Para (D27) (ex USS Albert David)  Lockheed SB 19th Dec 1964 Recommissioned into the Brazilian navy 28th September 1989
Paraiba (D28) (ex USS Davidson)  Avondale 2nd October 1964 Recommissioned into the Brazilian navy 25th July 1989
Parana (D29) (ex USS Sample)  Lockheed SB 28th April 1964 Recommissioned into the Brazilian navy 24th August 1989
Pernambuco (D30) (ex USS Bradley)  Bethlehem San Francisco 26th march 1964 Recommissioned into the Brazilian navy 25th September 1989
INHAUMA CLASS FRIGATES
Inhauma  (V30)  Arsenal de Marinha, Rio De Janeiro 13th December 1986 Still In Service
Jaceguay   (V31)   Arsenal de Marinha, Rio De Janeiro 8th June 1991 Still In Service
Julio De Noronha  (V32)   Arsenal de Marinha, Rio De Janeiro 7th October 1992 Still In Service
Frontin   (V33)   Arsenal de Marinha, Rio De Janeiro 6th February 1992 Still In Service
 

Sail Training Vessel NE Cisne Branco at the Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, June 2005.

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Sail Training Vessel Cisne Branco, at the Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, June 2005.

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NE Cisne Branco at Trafalgar 200, June 2005.

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 Byron Duckenfield and his 501 Squadron wingman struggle to get airborne in their Hurricanes as the spectacle of the scrambling squadron draws a group of passing motorists out of their vehicle to witness the thunderous noise of the aircraft.

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 Erich Lowenhardt was already the holder of the Knights Cross 1st and 2nd Class for acts of bravery even before becoming a pilot. After serving as an observer for a year, he was eventually posted to Jasta 10 in 1917 where he immediately began to score victories, sending down balloons and enemy aircraft at a fearsome rate. He was appointed Commander of Jasta 10 one week before his 21st birthday, making him one the youngest pilots to rise to such a rank in the German Army Air Service. He continued to increase his score steadily throughout 1917 and 1918, but was involved in a mid-air collision with a Jasta 11 aircraft on 10th August. Lowenhardt elected to abandon his aircraft, but his parachute failed to deploy and the young ace fell to his death. He flew a number of aircraft, but this yellow-fuselaged Fokker D.VII was his most distinctive and is believed to be the aircraft in which he was killed. His final victory total was 54.

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 HMS Intrepid embarks some of her landing craft during the Falklands conflict of 1982.
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USS Tang, The Life Guard of Truk Atoll by Robert Barbour.
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 The largest and fastest of all the ships that took part in the Battle of Jutland, the elegant battle cruiser HMS Tiger was launched in 1913 and is easily recognisable by the unusual position of Q turret just aft of the third funnel, She is shown about  to pass beneath the Forth Bridge as she departs Rosyth for a sea trial

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 Study for the original painting Charge and Pursue.
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 Depicting members of the 9th Regiment of Hussars 1806.

Point of the Advance Guard (Title in French) by Edouard Detaille (Y)
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 Roveredo is a small town 30 miles south of Trent in the Adige valley, this was the scene of an engagement between the advance formations of the army of Italy (10,200 strong) commanded by Massena and the larger part of Davidovitchs Austrian force (14,000 strong) general Wurmser had entrusted Davidovitch to defend the area around Trent, while the main Austrian army headed east and South in an attempt to relieve besieged Mantua. The 14,000 Austrians deployed between the road Junction of Roveredo and the village of Marco. The French captured the main position by sending one brigade to outflank Marco. During the battle the French forces took 6,000 Prisoners and 20 artillery pieces for the loss of a few hundred men.

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 1st Battalion in action at Escaut Canal, Belgium, May 1940. The last Highland Regiment to wear a kilt in battle, attacking the Germans at the River Escaut.  From the Diary of Captain R. Leah, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders : Tuesday 21st May : Bn left Ere about 2 a.m. to march back. Fortunately Coy Cmdr. were required for some sort of recce and we went in C.O.s car.  Arrived Taintignies 3 a.m. and self went out again with Wilkie in C.O.s car to look for for C Coy which had gone astray, and to see Q.M. about Bn rations in Wez-Velvain.  Could not find either.  Met the Battalion arriving from Ere when I left the village at 3 a.m.  Got back myself at 4 a.m. found empty house which I entered by window and slept well for 5 hours. Officers mess going in house beside M.T. park, and had good breakfast.  Fairly quiet morning and orders to move this afternoon to Bn assembly position S of Wez-Velvain.  Thence we were directed to Merlin and prepared for counter-attack to drive enemy off Western side of Escaut.

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 McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth.  World Champion 1976.
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 The legendary Welsh rugby union captain Gareth Edwards is brought to life in the triple portrait. Gareth Edwards is revered in Wales and considered one of the finest players ever. in part of the montage he is shown going over for a try against England.
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