1960 to 2001    

A11 NAeL Minas Gerais

BR Brazilian Navy

1952 to 1955 - AU RAN - R71 HMAS Vengeance    

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History of AU HMAS Vengeance R71

1952-nov-13CommissionedCommissioned UK HMD Devonport ex RN HMS Vengeance
1953-jan-16AircraftAircraft took delivery of first 3 Sycamore HR.50 for the RAN in the English Channel (XA219, XA220 and XA221) and transported them to Oz, arriving early Mar.
1955-junDeploymentDeployment departed Sydney for return to UK. Her Ships Company would take over HMAS Melbourne after hand-over in the UK.
1955-aug-13DecommissionedDecommissioned returned to RN, until sold to Brazil on 13 Dec 1956.

History of BR NAeL Minas Gerais A11

1957-junRefitRefit until Dec 1960 in Rotterdam (NL): reconstruction for Brazilian service
1960-dec-06CommissionedCommissioned ex RN HMS Vengeance (from reserve)
1976RefitRefit Service Life Extension Programme until 1981
2004-aprFate: scrappedFate: scrapped IN Alang Breakers Yard towed to Alang, India and scrapped.

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Colossus class
13190light (tn)
18400full load (tn)
211.80length (m)
24.40beam (m)
7.20draught (m)
12000range (nm)
25max speed (knots)
42000power (shp)

2Naval Engine steam turbines

32Naval Gun single 20 mm

1Naval Radar air direction radar Type 277

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