Almirante Maximiano (H-41)

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Almirante Maximiano (H41)
Brazilian Naval EnsignBrazil
Name: Almirante Maximiano
Namesake: Admiral Maximiano Eduardo da Silva Fonseca
Operator: Brazilian Navy
Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards
Launched: 13 February 1974
Commissioned: 3 February 2009
Homeport: Rio de Janeiro
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Type: Icebreaker
Displacement: 3,865 tons standard, 5,450 tons full load
Length: 93.4 m (306 ft)
Beam: 13.4 m (44 ft)
Draught: 6.59 m (21.6 ft)
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph)
Range: 20,000 mi (17,000 nmi; 32,000 km)
Endurance: 90 days
Crew: 106
Aircraft carried: 2 Helibrás Esquilo (locally designated as UH-12/13)
Aviation facilities: Helipad and hangar
Notes: NGB[1]

The Almirante Maximiano (H-41) is an icebreaker and oceanographic research ship of the Brazilian Navy. The ship bears this name in honor of Admiral Maximiano Eduardo da Silva Fonseca. It was built by the Todd Pacific Shipyards of Seattle, Washington, and was launched on 13 February 1974. It was acquired by the Brazilian Navy on 3 September 2008 for the Brazilian Antarctic Program. Prior to Brazilian service, the ship served commercial operations under the names Ocean Empress, Naeraberg, American Empress, Maureen Sea, Scotoil I and Theriot Offshore I.


  1. ^ NPo Almirante Maximiano - H41 Navios de Guerra Brasileiros. Retrieved on 2012-02-29. (in Portuguese).