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Brazilian submarine Riachuelo (S22)

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Name  Riachuelo
Ordered  1972
Class and type  Oberon-class submarine
Launched  6 September 1975
Phone  +55 21 2104-5100
Namesake  Battle of Riachuelo
Decommissioned  1997
Construction started  26 May 1973
Length  90 m
Commissioned  March 1977
Brazilian submarine Riachuelo (S22)
Displacement  Surface 2,030 tons, Submerged 2,410 tons
Address  R. do Mercado, 50 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20010-120, Brazil
Builder  Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering
Similar  Espaço Cultural da Marinha, Museu Naval ‑ Diretoria, Ilha Fiscal, Praia do Pepino, HMAS Ovens

Riachuelo (S22) was an Oberon-class submarine in the Brazilian Navy.

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Design and construction

Riachuelo was ordered in 1972, separately from her two sister boats. The submarine, built by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering at their shipyard in Barrow, was laid down on 26 May 1973, and launched on 6 September 1975. She was commissioned into the Brazilian Navy in early 1977.

Decommissioning and fate

Riachuelo was decommissioned in 1997.. She is now displayed at the Navy Cultural Centre in Rio de Janeiro.

References

Brazilian submarine Riachuelo (S22) Wikipedia


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