Brazilian patrol boat Grajaú (P40)

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NPa Grajaú (P40)
Name: Grajaú
Namesake: Grajaú River
Operator: Brazilian Navy
Builder: Arsenal de Marinha do Rio de Janeiro
Launched: 21 May 1993
Commissioned: 1 December 1993
Homeport: Natal
Nickname(s): Siri Valente (Brave Crab)
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Grajaú class offshore patrol vessel
Displacement: 197 tons standard, 217 tons full load
Length: 46.5 m (153 ft)
Beam: 7.5 m (25 ft)
Draught: 2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 2 MTU 16V 396 TB94 diesel 2,740 hp
Speed: 26.5 knots (49.1 km/h; 30.5 mph)
Range: 2,200 nautical miles (4,100 km; 2,500 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Endurance: 10 days
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 Rigid-hulled inflatable boat
Crew: 29
Sensors and
processing systems:
Decca 1290A, equipped with Global Maritime Distress Safety System and night vision

NPa Grajaú (P40) is a Grajaú-class patrol boat of the Brazilian Navy. Grajaú was the first of twelve Grajaú-class patrol boats ordered by the Brazilian Navy in September 1990. Grajaú was launched on 21 May 1993, and was commissioned on 1 December 1993.[1]


In June 2009, NPa Grajaú participated in the recovery mission of the wreckage of Air France Flight 447.


  1. ^ NPa Grajaú - P 40 Archived 2008-09-19 at the Wayback Machine. Navios de Guerra Brasileiros. Retrieved on June 03 2009.