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The Acre-class destroyers were a class of six destroyers built during World War II for the Brazilian Navy. The ships were built in Brazil to a modified British design to complement the six H-class destroyers in the Brazilian Navy. The ships were built in Brazilian shipyards to allow the British shipyards to work on vessels for the Royal Navy. The ships received a refit in the early 1960s with new electronics and the no. 2 gun being replaced by a 40mm Bofors mounting. Two ships were decommissioned in 1964 and the remaining four in 1973/4.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1942-1974
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 323 feet (98.45 meters)
    • Beam: 35 feet (10.67 meters)
    • Draught: 8 feet 6 inches (2.59 meters)
    • Displacement: 1,340 tons (Standard); 1,800 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 150
  • Propulsion: 3 x boilers, 2 x Parsons geared turbines, 2 x shafts, 34,000 shp (25,000 kW)
  • Range: 5,600 nautical miles (10,371 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 35.5 knot (65.75 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 4 x QF 4.5"/45-caliber Mk.III dual purpose naval guns (4x1)
    • 8 x Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns (2x4)
    • 4 x Oerlikon 20mm anti-aircraft cannons (2x2)
    • 6 x 21" torpedo tubes
    • 8 x depth charge throwers

Unit RunEdit

  • NRB Acre (D-10)
  • NRB Ajuricaba (D-11)
  • NRB Amazonas (D-12)
  • NRB Apa (D-13)
  • NRB Araguarí (D-14)
  • NRB Araguaya (D-15)
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