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The Bertioga-class destroyers were a class of eight destroyers built for the Brazilian Navy in World War II. They were based on stolen blueprints of the Gleaves-class destroyers, but expanded in length, width, and height. They served throughout the second world war and into the mid-1960s.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1940-1966
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 355 feet (108.2 meters)
    • Beam: 36 feet 6 inches (11.13 meters)
    • Draft: 17 feet 6 inches (4.93 meters)
    • Displacement: 1,690 tons (Standard); 2,300 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 160
  • Propulsion: 4 x boilers, 2 x geared steam turbines, 2 x shafts
  • Range: 6,500 nautical miles (12,038 kilometers) at 12 knots (22.22 km/h)
  • Speed: 37 knots (68.52 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 5 x QF 4.7"/45-caliber Mk.XII naval guns (5x1)
    • 4 × .50-caliber (12.7 mm) machine guns
    • 4 x Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns
    • 8 × 21" (533.4 mm) torpedo tubes (2x4)

Unit RunEdit

  • NRB Bertioga (D-16)
  • NRB Beberibe (D-17)
  • NRB Bracuí (D-18)
  • NRB Bauru (D-19)
  • NRB Baependi (D-20)
  • NRB Benevente (D-21)
  • NRB Babitonga (D-22)
  • NRB Bocaina (D-23)
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