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CT Acre - D 10
|Builders:||Ilha das Cobas, Rio de Janeiro|
|Preceded by:||H class|
|General characteristics |
|Displacement:||1,340 long tons (1,360 t) standard
1,800 long tons (1,800 t) full load
|Length:||98.45 m (323 ft 0 in) oa|
|Beam:||10.67 m (35 ft 0 in)|
|Draught:||2.59 m (8 ft 6 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 shaft Parsons geared turbines, 3 boilers 34,000 hp (25,000 kW)|
|Speed:||35.5 knots (40.9 mph; 65.7 km/h)|
|Armament:||4 × 5 inch/38 guns (4 × 1)
2 × 40 mm guns
4 × 20 mm guns
6 × 21 inch torpedo tubes
8 depth charge throwers
The Acre-class destroyers were a class of six destroyers built during World War II for the Brazilian Navy. None were completed before the end of the war. They are also referred to in some sources as the Amazonas class.
The ships were built in Brazil to a modified British design (but with some U.S. equipment) to replace six H-class destroyers (or Jurua class) ordered from Britain but purchased by Britain for use in the war. The ships took a long time to complete, being finished in 1949-1951
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.
The six ships were:
|Acre||28 December 1940||30 May 1945||10 December 1951||1974|
|Ajuricaba||28 December 1940||30 May 1945||December 1951||1964|
|Amazonas||20 July 1940||29 November 1943||10 November 1949||1973|
|Apa||28 December 1940||30 May 1945||December 1951||1964|
|Araguarí||28 December 1940||14 July 1946||23 June 1951||1974|
|Araguaya||20 July 1940||24 November 1943||3 September 1949||1974|
- Whitley 2000, p. 22
- Gardiner and Chesneau 1980, p. 417.
- Gardiner, Robert and Roger Chesneau. Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. London: Conway Maritime Press, 1980. ISBN 0-85177-146-7.
- Whitley M.J. Destroyers of World War Two: An International Encyclopedia. London: Cassell Publishing, 2000. ISBN 1-85409-521-8
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