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Color Pics of the Marinha do Brasil (Brazilian Navy) (Image heavy)

Which colorized photos do you want to see next?  

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    • Japanese Destroyers (All remaining)
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    • Armada de la Republica Argentina
      7
    • Merivoimat (Finnish Navy)
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Hi guys! The winner of the previous poll was the Brazilian Navy. New poll above for the next series. Pics as per usual, come from:  http://blog.livedoor.jp/irootoko_jr/  and google images.

Let's get the show on the seas!

 

 

 

 

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I'll begin with the oldest one on this list, the coastal defense ship, Marshal Deodoro, 1898. I don't have much on this ship, but she was sold to the Mexican Navy in 1924 as Anáhuac and served as a training ship for 14 years before being scrapped.

 

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The battleship, Aquidabã, 1899. She was an ironclad battleship which served during two naval revolts. She was the flagship of the Revolta da Armada (Revolt of the Navy); on the morning of April 16, 1894, she was attacked at anchor by first class torpedo boat Gustavo Sampaio, and three other torpedo boats, hitting her with two and sinking her in shallow water; this was the first usage of torpedoes by Brazil. On January 21, 1906, she was moored at Jacuacanga Bay near Ilha Grade (Big Island) when her powder magazines blew up sinking the ship in three minutes. She took 212 people with her, including three admirals and most of the officers of the ship and 36 were injured; 98 survived.

 

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The battleship, Minas Geraes, the lead ship of two, the other is São Paulo. She was the ship that started the naval arms race in South America between Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. She was a major part of the Revolt of the Lash when a Afro-Brazilian sailor was flogged 250 times for insubordination, whose back was described as "A mullet sliced open for salting." The revolt began on Minas Geraes, ending in the murder of the ship's captain and several loyal crewman. The revolt ended a few days later; you can read up on the revolt here:  Revolt of the Lash  Brazil offered to send Minas Geraes and São Paulo to the Royal Navy to assist after Brazil's declaration of war on the Central Powers in WWI but was declined due to the age and poor condition of the ships. Both ships were modernized during the interwar period and while Brazil did declare war on Germany in WWII, the battleships were in no condition to fight and remained as floating coastal batteries. Minas Geraes was towed to Genoa and scrapped in 1955; São Paulo was taken under tow to be scrapped in the UK, while underway, the tow line snapped and she was never seen again.

 

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Aircraft carrier, Minas Geraes. She was a Colossus-class aircraft carrier purchased by the Brazilian Navy to bolster their naval forces. She served for 40 years with Brazil, and another 15 with other navies before her trip to the scrapyards.

 

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São Paulo, Clemenceau-class aircraft carrier. Previously the Foch, she served in the Marnie National before her transfer to the Brazilian Navy, though she has been plagued with service issues resulting in her decommissioning and subsequent scrapping soon.

 

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Constituição, a Niteroi-class frigate, and the main class of frigates of the Brazilian Navy. Constituição herself brought 12 students, faculty, and crew of the SV Concordia ashore after they were initially rescued by merchant vessels. The Concordia, a tall ship floating classroom operated by the West Island College International's Class Afloat program, was abandoned approximately 300 nautical miles south east of Rio de Janeiro with all 64 people aboard making it to life rafts. The remaining 52 students, faculty, and crew were to be transferred from merchant vessels to the Constituição and another Brazilian frigate, but weather and other concerns prevented that. 

 

 

 

That's all guys I hope you enjoyed! New poll above for the next series of pictures, and as always:

Fair winds and following seas captains! :honoring:

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The battleship, Minas Geraes, the lead ship of two, the other is São Paulo. She was the ship that started the naval arms race in South America between Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. She was a major part of the Revolt of the Lash when a Afro-Brazilian sailor was flogged 250 times for insubordination, whose back was described as "A mullet sliced open for salting." The revolt began on Minas Geraes, ending in the murder of the ship's captain and several loyal crewman. The revolt ended a few days later; you can read up on the revolt here:  Revolt of the Lash  Brazil offered to send Minas Geraes and São Paulo to the Royal Navy to assist after Brazil's declaration of war on the Central Powers in WWI but was declined due to the age and poor condition of the ships. Both ships were modernized during the interwar period and while Brazil did declare war on Germany in WWII, the battleships were in no condition to fight and remained as floating coastal batteries. Minas Geraes was towed to Genoa and scrapped in 1955; São Paulo was taken under tow to be scrapped in the UK, while underway, the tow line snapped and she was never seen again.

 

Another mysteriously sinking battleship...

 

USS Oklahoma parted her tow and sank between Hawaii and the West Coast were she was being towed to be scrapped after the war...

 

Old sailors giving their ships an honorable death, rather than seeing them cut up for razor blades perhaps?

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I forgot to say that it snapped during a storm.

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I forgot to say that it snapped during a storm.

 

Same with Oklahoma... rough weather, the hulk began to list slightly, and the tow parted before anything could be done...

 

(Below is complete fantasy on my part...)

 

Scene on towing vessel;

 

Sailor comes across... 'something,' while checking on the tow cable...

 

"Hey Chief, what's that torch for... You're cutting the cable???"

 

"Go back inside scrub; you don't see nothin'. Besides; it's dangerous out here and you don't want to fall overboard."

 

"But the cable..."

 

"You wanna fall overboard?"

 

"Er... No, and I didn't see anything."

 

"There's a good sailor."

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Hehe, nice.

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