Brazilian corvette Caboclo (V19)

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Cv Caboclo (V19)
Career (Brazil) Brazilian Naval Ensign
Name: Caboclo
Namesake: Caboclo
Operator: Brazilian Navy
Builder: Bodewes Scheepswerf
Launched: 19 August 1954
Christened: 8 October 1953
Commissioned: 16 July 1955
Nickname: Chico Bento (Chuck Billy)
Status: in active service, as of 2014
General characteristics
Class & type: Imperial Marinheiro class
Type: Corvette
Displacement: 911 tons standard, 1,025 tons full load
Length: 55.72 m (182.8 ft)
Beam: 9.55 m (31.3 ft)
Draught: 3.6 m (12 ft)
Propulsion: 2 Sulzer 6TD36 1,080 hp
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Range: 15,000 nmi (28,000 km; 17,000 mi)
Crew: 64
Armament:

1 3"/50 caliber gun;

4 Oerlikon 20 mm cannon

The Cv Caboclo (V19) is an Imperial Marinheiro class corvette of the Brazilian Navy. The Caboclo was the fifth of ten Imperial Marinheiro class corvettes ordered by the Brazilian Navy in 1953. The Caboclo was launched on 19 August 1954, and was commissioned on 16 July 1955.[1]

History[edit]

In June 2009, the Cv Caboclo (V19) participated in the recovery mission for the wreckage of Air France Flight 447.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cv Caboclo - V 19 Navios de Guerra Brasileiros. Retrieved on June 03 2009.