Amazonas (1908)

Amazonas during September, 1923 Independence Day celebrations, with her crew manning the rails. Note the open gun mounts, and light bridge structure, both common on pre-World War I destroyers. Brazilian Navy photo.

Nation
Ship Class
Ship Type
Laid Down
1908
Launched
1908
Commissioned
1909
Decommissioned
1931
AD/BC
AD
History

Laid down in 1908, Amazonas was a ParĂ¡-class destroyer, ordered from Yarrow for the Brazilian Navy. Completed in 1909, she was designed for 27 knots, but managed 28 on trials. Armament comprised two 4" (102mm) guns, four 3-pounders, and a pair of single 18" (460mm) torpedo tubes. Amazonas was highly maneuverable, and well protected, with her hull divided into ten watertight compartments. She was not retired until 1931, being subsequently broken up for scrap.