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Marcílio Dias

Warship Class - Marcílio Dias - Destroyer
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NameMarcílio Dias
Primary CountryBrazil (Details)
PeriodWorld War II
Source of TextWikipedia
Credit Linkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc%C3%ADlio_Dias-class_destroyer
TypeDestroyer
Number Planned3
Number Completed3
First Commisioned1943
Last Year Active1973
Other Nationsnone



History: The Marcílio Dias-class destroyers (sometimes referred to as M class) were three destroyers of the Brazilian Navy that served during World War II. They were based on the United States Navy's Mahan class. The Marcílio Dias class were the first warships to be constructed in Brazil of any type. They entered service in 1943 and served on Atlantic convoy duty with the Allies. In July 1944, the three destroyers escorted the Brazilian Expeditionary Force to Italy. Following the end of the war, the destroyers remained in service, undergoing modernisation. Two were discarded in 1966, with the last taken out of service in 1973.
Type: Destroyer
Primary Country:
Brazil, a vast South American country, stretches from the Amazon Basin in the north to vineyards and massive Iguaçu Falls in the south. Rio de Janeiro, symbolized by its 38m Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado, is famed for its busy Copacabana and Ipanema beaches as well as its enormous, raucous Carnaval festival, featuring parade floats, flamboyant costumes, and samba music and dance.

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Item created by: gdm on 2019-09-29 12:26:06

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