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  • A11 NAeL Minas Gerais

    BR Brazilian Navy

    1952 to 1955 - AU RAN - R71 HMAS Vengeance    

    1960 to 2001    


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    History of AU R71 HMAS Vengeance

    1952-nov-13CommissionedUKHMD Devonport ex RN HMS Vengeance
    1953-jan-16Aircrafttook 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-junDeploymentdeparted Sydney for return to UK. Her Ships Company would take over HMAS Melbourne after hand-over in the UK.
    1955-aug-13Decommissionedreturned to RN, until sold to Brazil on 13 Dec 1956.

    History of BR A11 NAeL Minas Gerais

    1957-junRefituntil Dec 1960 in Rotterdam (NL): reconstruction for Brazilian service
    1960-dec-6Commissionedex RN HMS Vengeance (from reserve)
    1976RefitService Life Extension Programme until 1981
    2004-aprFate: scrappedINAlang Breakers Yard towed to Alang, India and scrapped.



        from 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



        Typical Max
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    BR Brazilian Navy SNIA HB350B Esquilo 20
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