Allied Warships

BZ Camaqua (C 6)

Minelayer of the Carioca class

NavyThe Brazilian Navy
PennantC 6 
Built byArsenal de Marinha do Rio de Janeiro (Ilha das Cobras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) 
Laid down22 Oct 1938 
Launched16 Sep 1939 
Commissioned7 Jun 1940 
Lost21 Jul 1944 
Loss position7° 50'S, 34° 29'W

Capsized and sank in a storm around 0950hours on 21 July 1944, some 30 nautical miles east of Recife, Brasil in position 07º50'S, 34º29'W. At the time of loss she was engaged in the escort of a JT convoy to Trinidad.


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Follow the links that says everything about this ship, the Corvette Camaqu? (before mining ship), include ex-comanders. Cordially (1)


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