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Name: RIO GRANDE DO SUL
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 30/08/1907
Launched: 20/04/1909
Completed: 14/05/1910
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 810
Dimensions: 3100disp, 380.0 x 39.0 x 13.5(draft)ft
Engines: 3 x steam turbines, Parsons type, 18000shp
Engines by: Vickers Ltd, Barrow
Propulsion: 3 x Screws, 27.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 10 x 1 x 4.7ins QF, 6 x 1 x 3pdr QF guns; 2 x 18.0ins torpedoes
History:
14/05/1910 Government of Brazil
1948 Stricken
Comments: 1926: Modernised, re-engined and 3rd funnel added


Photo shows later 3 funnel configuration after modernisation

Profile & Decks plans courtesy of The Engineer, May 1910. Click HERE to enlarge