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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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 HMS Thrasher returning from patrol off Crete in March 1942.

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 Panzer IVF2 tanks of 6th Panzer Division, Panzer Armee Hoth, attempt to fight their way through to the beleaguered Sixth Army at Stalingrad, 12th December 1942.  On the 21st the operation was abandoned when the expected breakout from Stalingrad failed to materialise, the relief column was only 25 miles from the city.

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 Depicting the Ox and Bucks during close quarter combat amongst the forest area around Ypres. 1914.

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 England 1 Germany 0, Euro 2000.  On the 17th of June 2000 England once again faced their old nemesis Germany in a Group A qualifying match at Euro 2000.  England entered the game knowing that they had not defeated Germany in a competitive match since the famous World Cup victory in 1966.  Germany made four changes to the side that had drawn with Romania including the introduction of midfielder Sebastian Deisler, whilst England had been forced to replace Tony Adams and Steve McManaman with Martin Keown and Dennis Wise due to injury.  As expected the game started at a frenetic pace and Jancker made things difficult for England's central defenders early on with his height and strength.  England appeared to be lacking cohesion and allowed Germany to take control of the game.  Deisler brought the German crowd to their feet with a clever run down the right hand side and minutes later Hamaan had their first strike on goal which was hit directly at David Seaman.  England were looking for a flash of inspiration and it was very nearly delivered as Michael Owen managed to meet Phil Neville's cross with his head but only managed to direct the ball on to the post.  Paul Scholes in typical fashion drove a ferocious volley, which was tipped just over the bar, and suddenly it appeared that England were beginning to find some weaknesses in certain areas of the German side.  At the interval little separated the two sides however, England started the second half with a steely determination.  After just seven minutes David Beckham earned his side a free kick in a very dangerous position on the England right.  With good movement from the forwards in the German area Beckham swung a speculative cross into the six yard box.  Owen, beaten by the pace, failed to connect but man of the match Alan Shearer anticipated the kind bounce and without hesitation headed the ball back across Kahn and into the right hand side of the German goal.  The England captain had broken the deadlock and instilled in his side the belief that they could finally defeat their oldest rivals.  Germany threw everything they had at England but Keegan's team were equal to the task in every area of the pitch.  As the final whistle blew a huge roar erupted from the England supporters as Alan Shearer's goal had ended over thirty years of frustration and sealed his place in the history books as one of England's greatest ever strikers.

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