Barão de Teffé (H-42)
|Name:||Barão de Teffé|
|Namesake:||Antônio Luís von Hoonholtz (the Baron of Tefé)|
|Launched:||8 May 1957|
|Commissioned:||28 September 1982|
|Decommissioned:||23 July 2002|
|Homeport:||Rio de Janeiro|
|Fate:||scrapped in 2007|
|Displacement:||2,183 tons standard, 5,500 tons full load|
|Length:||82.11 m (269.4 ft)|
|Beam:||13.72 m (45.0 ft)|
|Draught:||6.30 m (20.7 ft)|
|Speed:||12.5 knots (23.2 km/h; 14.4 mph)|
|Aircraft carried:||2 Helibrás Esquilo (locally designated as UH-12/13)|
|Aviation facilities:||Helipad and hangar|
Barão de Teffé (H-42) was an oceanographic research ship of the Brazilian Navy. She was the first Brazilian Navy ship to bear this name in honor of Admiral Antonio Luis von Hoonholtz. Built as a freighter named Thala Dan at the end of the 1950s in Denmark, she was launched in 1957 and discharged from military service on 23 July 2002.
In 1982 she was acquired by the Brazilian Navy to be adapted and take part in the Operation Antarctica (OPERANTAR 1) of the Brazilian Antarctic Program (PROANTAR), being one of the pioneers of Brazilian missions to Antarctica.
In 2007, Barão de Teffé was reported awaiting wrecking in Rio de Janeiro. After failed Australian attempts to purchase and turn her into a museum ship, she was scrapped in Rio de Janeiro in October 2007.
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- "Newsletter #15" (pdf). Maritime Heritage Association of Victoria Inc. October 2007. p. 5. Retrieved 23 March 2008.
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