Acre (D 10)

Acre refueling at sea after her 1964 modernization. Brazilian Navy photo.

Nation
Ship Type
Laid Down
1940
Launched
1945
Commissioned
1951
Decommissioned
1974
AD/BC
AD
History

After the outbreak of World War II, the Royal Navy purchased a set of H-class destroyers under construction for Brazil. In 1940, the Brazilians began building a replacement set in their own yards, based on the H-class. Acre was laid down in December, 1940, and not launched until 1945. Design complications further delayed the completion until 1951. She used American equipment, including 5"/38 caliber guns, and mounted two triple 21" torpedo tubes. The number two 5" gun was swapped for a 40mm Bofors AA mount in 1964, during a refit to improve her electronics. Acre remained in service until 1974.