Brazilian cruiser Rio Grande do Sul

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A sleek ship with two funnels is at sea; smoke is streaming to the right
Rio Grande do Sul's sister ship, Bahia, sometime before her mid-1920s modernization, as indicated by her two funnels[1]
Career (Brazil)
Name: Rio Grande do Sul
Namesake: The Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul
Builder: Armstrong Whitworth[1]
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Class & type: Bahia-class cruiser
Displacement: 3,100 tonnes (3,050 long tons; 3,420 short tons)[1][2]
Length: 122.38 m (401.5 ft) oa
115.82 m (380.0 ft) pp[2]
Beam: 11.89–11.91 m (39.0–39.1 ft)[2]
Draft:

3.81 m (12.5 ft) forward[2]
4.75 m (15.6 ft) amidships[2]
4.42 m (14.5 ft) aft[2]

Propulsion: Five Parsons steam turbines,[3] ten Yarrow boilers[2]
Coal normal 150 t (148 long tons; 165 short tons)[3]
Maximum 650 t (640 long tons; 717 short tons)[3]
Speed: 27.016 knots (50.034 km/h; 31.089 mph) trial[1]
25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph) at full load[2]
Endurance: 1,400 nautical miles (2,600 km; 1,600 mi) at 23.5 knots (43.5 km/h; 27.0 mph)[3]
3,500 nautical miles (6,500 km; 4,000 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)[3]
Complement: 320[3] to 357[2]
Armament: ten × 120 mm (4.724 in)/50 caliber,[2]
six × 3 pdr 47 mm (1.85 in)/50 caliber,[1][2]
two × 457 mm (18.0 in) torpedo tubes[1]
Armor:

Deck: 19 mm (0.748 in)[1]
Conning tower: 76 mm (2.992 in)[1]

Notes: Specifications given are prior to the 1925–26 modernization.

Rio Grande do Sul was a Bahia-class cruiser built for the Brazilian Navy in 1909–10.

Endnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Scheina, "Brazil," 405.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Rio Grande do Sul I," Serviço de Documentação da Marinha — Histórico de Navios.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Moore ed., Janes Fighting Ships, 300.

References[edit]

  • Moore, John, ed. Jane's Fighting Ships of World War I. London: Random House [Jane's Publishing Company], 2001 [1919]. ISBN 1-85170-378-0. OCLC 48257502.
  • "Rio Grande do Sul I." Serviço de Documentação da Marinha — Histórico de Navios. Diretoria do Patrimônio Histórico e Documentação da Marinha, Departamento de História Marítima. Accessed 13 July 2012.
  • Scheina, Robert L. "Brazil" in Robert Gardiner and Randal Gray, eds. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships: 1906–1921. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1984. ISBN 0-87021-907-3. OCLC 12119866.
  • Whitley, M.J. Cruisers of World War Two: An International Encyclopedia. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1995. ISBN 1-55750-141-6. OCLC 34089382.