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Name: MINAS GERAIS also seen as MINAS GERAES
Type: Battleship
Keel: 17/04/1907
Launched: 10/09/1908
Completed: 05/01/1910
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 791
Dimensions: 19280disp, 500.0 x 83.0 x 25.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT3cyl (39, 63 & 73, 73 x 42ins), 27000shp
Engines by: Vickers Ltd, Barrow
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 21.4knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 6 x 2 x 12.0ins, 22 x 1 x 4.7ins QF, 8 x 1 3pdr QF guns
History:
05/01/1910 Government of Brazil
1953 Broken up
Comments: When completed she was the world's most heavily armed ship
1953: Sold for breaking up
1954: Broken up at Genoa, Italy


Above photo copyright of Newcastle City Libraries

Above photo copyright of Newcastle City Libraries

Above photo copyright of Newcastle City Libraries

Above photo copyright of Newcastle City Libraries

Above, leaving on trials 14/09/1909. Photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo after modernisation in 1934-38. Photo courtesy of Photoship

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