Brazilian submarine Riachuelo (S22)

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Coordinates: 22°54′1.5″S 43°10′28.5″W / 22.900417°S 43.174583°W / -22.900417; -43.174583

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Riachuelo (S22)
History
 Brazil
Name: Riachuelo
Namesake: Battle of Riachuelo
Ordered: 1972
Builder: Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering, Barrow, England
Launched: 6 September 1975
Commissioned: March 1977
Decommissioned: 1997
General characteristics
Class and type: Oberon-class submarine
Displacement: Surface 2,030 tons, Submerged 2,410 tons
Length: 295.2 ft (90.0 m)
Beam: 26.5 ft (8.1 m)
Draught: 18 ft (5.5 m)
Propulsion: 2 × Admiralty Standard Range 16WS - ASR diesels. 3,680bhp 2 electric generators. 2560 kW. 2 electric motors. 6000shp. 2 shafts
Speed: Surface 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph), Submerged 17 kn (31 km/h; 20 mph)
Range: 9,000 nmi (17,000 km; 10,000 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph) surfaced
Complement: 6 officers, 64 ratings
Armament: 8 × 21-inch (530 mm) torpedo tubes (6 bow, 2 stern)
Notes: given a mid-life modernisation in 1995 by the company HDW/FERROSTAL[dubious ]

Riachuelo (S22) was an Oberon-class submarine in the Brazilian Navy.

Design and construction[edit]

Riachuelo was ordered in 1972, separately from her two sister boats.[1] The submarine, built by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering at their shipyard in Barrow, was laid down on 26 May 1973, and launched on 6 September 1975.[1] She was commissioned into the Brazilian Navy in early 1977.[1]

Operational history[edit]

Decommissioning and fate[edit]

Riachuelo was decommissioned in 1997..[2] She is now displayed at the Navy Cultural Centre in Rio de Janeiro.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Moore, John, ed. (1977). Jane's Fighting Ships 1977-78. Jane's Fighting Ships (80th ed.). London: Jane's Yearbooks. p. 44. ISBN 0531032779. OCLC 18207174. 
  2. ^ Sharpe, Richard, ed. (1998). Jane's Fighting Ships 1998-99. Jane's Fighting Ships (101st ed.). Coulsdon, Surrey: Jane's Information Group. p. 57. ISBN 071061795X. OCLC 39372676. 

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