Class and type Oberon-class submarine
Launched 6 September 1975
Phone +55 21 2104-5100
|Namesake Battle of Riachuelo|
Construction started 26 May 1973
Length 90 m
Commissioned March 1977
|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.
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.