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The Pará-class destroyers were the first indigeniously designed destroyers of the Brazilian Navy. They served throughout the middle and end of World War II.

In OTL, the Para-class destroyers were ex-USN Fletcher-class destroyers transferred over to the Brazilian Navy during the Cold War.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1942-1978
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 377 feet (114.91 meters)
    • Beam: 40 feet (12.2 meters)
    • Draft: 18 feet (5.49 meters)
    • Displacement: 2,150 tons (Standard); 2,623 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 330 officers and enlisted
  • Propulsion: 4 oil-fired boilers; 2 geared steam turbines; 2 screws, 60,000 shp (45,000 kW)
  • Range: 5,600 nautical miles (10,371 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 36.5 knots (67.6 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Type 291 Air Warning RDF
    • Type 293 Target Indication RDF
    • Type 285 Anti-aircraft Fire Control RDF
  • Armament:
    • 10 x QF 4.5"/45-caliber Mk.III dual purpose naval guns (5x2)
    • 16 x Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns (4x4)
    • 12 x Oerlikon 20mm anti-aircraft cannons (6x2)
    • 8 x 21" torpedo tubes (4x2)
    • 6 x K-gun depth charge projectors
    • 2 x depth charge racks

Unit RunEdit

  • NRB Pará (D-27)
  • NRB Maranhao (D-28)
  • NRB Paraná (D-29)
  • NRB Pernambuco (D-30)
  • NRB Piaui (D-31)
  • NRB Santa Catarina (D-32)
  • NRB Paraiba (D-33)
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