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The Brazilian Navy (Portuguese: Marinha do Brasil) is the naval service branch of the Brazilian Armed Forces, responsible for conducting naval operations. The Brazilian Navy is the largest navy in South America, and the third largest navy in the Americas, after the American People's Navy and Royal Canadian Navy. The prefix for Brazilian warships is NRB (Navio do República Brasileiro).

The largest vessels in the Brazilian Navy are its three 32,800-ton aircraft carriers, NRB São Paulo, NRB Brasília and NRB Salvador, formerly Foch, Clemenceau and Pétain of the Marine Nationale, respectively. The Brazilian Navy's tonnage also consists of British-built frigates, locally built corvettes, coastal diesel-electric submarines and many other river and coastal patrol craft, among other vehicles.

The navy was involved in Brazil's war of independence from Portugal. Most of the Portugal's naval forces bases in South America were transferred to the newly independent country. In the initial decades following independence, the country maintained a large naval force and the navy was later involved in the Cisplatine War, the River Plate conflicts, the Paraguayan War as well as other sporadic rebellions that marked Brazilian history.

By the 1880s the Brazilian Navy was the most powerful in South America. After the 1893 naval rebellion, there was a hiatus in the development of the navy until 1905, when Brazil acquired two of the most powerful and advanced dreadnoughts of the day which sparked dreadnought race with Brazil's South American neighbours. The Brazilian Navy participated in both World War I and World War II, engaging in anti-submarine patrols in the Atlantic.

List of Active VesselsEdit

  • Clemenceau-class aircraft (3) - 2011
  • Ceará-class Dock Landing Ship (1) - 1991
    • NRB Ceará (G30)
  • Mattosa Maia-class Tank Landing Ship (1) - 2002
    • NRB Mattoso Maia (G28)
  • Round Table-class Landing Ship (2) - 2009
    • NRB Almirante Saboia (G25) - former RFA Sir Bedivere (L3004)
    • NRB Garcia D'Avila (G29) - former RFA Sir Galahad (L3005)
  • Bahia-class (Foudre class) Landing Platform Dock (1) - 2015
    • NRB Bahia (G40) - former MN Siroco (L9012)
  • Democracia-class Guided Missile Cruiser (1) - 2006
    • NRB Democracia (C-13)
    • NRB Republica (C-14)
  • Solimoes-class Guided Missile Destroyer (8) - 2013
    • NRB Solimoes (D39)
    • NRB Alagoas (D40)
    • NRB Minas Geraes (D41) - on sea trials
    • NRB Benevento (D42) - fitting out
    • NRB Almirante Tamandaré (D43) - fitting out
    • NRB Madeira (D44) - under construction
    • NRB Aquidabã (D45) - under construction
    • NRB Marcilio Dias (D46) - under construction
  • Niterói-class Frigate (7) - 1975
    • NRB Niteroi (F40)
    • NRB Defensora (F41)
    • NRB Constituição (F42)
    • NRB Liberal (F43)
    • NRB Independência (F44)
    • NRB União (F45)
    • NRB Brasil (F46)
  • Type 22 Frigate (4) - 1997
    • NRB Greenhalgh (F47) - former HMS Broadsword (F88)
    • NRB Dodsworth (F48) - former HMS Brilliant (F90)
    • NRB Rademaker (F49) - former HMS Battleaxe (F89)
    • NRB Bosísio (F50) - former HMS Brazen (F91)
  • Inhaúma-class Corvette (4) - 1989
    • NRB Inhaúma (V30)
    • NRB Jaceguai (V31)
    • NRB Júlio de Noronha (V32)
    • NRB Frontin (V33)
  • Barasso-class Corvette (1) - 2008
    • NRB Barroso (V34)
  • Tupi-class (Type 209/1400) Submarine (5) - 1989
    • NRB Tupi (S-30)
    • NRB Tamoio (S-31)
    • NRB Timbira (S-32)
    • NRB Tapajos (S-33)
    • NRB Tikuna (S-34)
  • Sirius-class Research Vessel (1) - 1958
    • NRB Sirius (H21)
  • Marajo-class Tanker (1) - 1968
    • NRB Marajo (G27)
  • Paraguassú-class River Transport Ship (1) - 1972
    • NRB Paraguassú (G15)
  • Almirante Guilhem-class Salvage Tug (2) - 1976
    • NRB Almirante Guilhem (R24)
    • NRB Almirante Guillobel (R25)
  • Almirante Graça Aranha-class Light vessel (1) - 1976
    • NRB Almirante Graça Aranha (H34)
  • Felinto Perry-class Submarine Rescue Ship (1) - 1979
    • NRB Felinto Perry (K11)
  • Faroleiro Mário Seixas-class Light vessel (1) - 1979
    • NRB Faroleiro Mário Seixas (H26)
  • Aspirante Nascimento-class Auxiliary Vessel (3) - 1980
    • NRB Aspirante Nascimento (U10)
    • NRB Guarda-Marinha Jansen (U11)
    • NRB Guarda-Marinha Brito (U12)
  • Ary Rongel-class Icebreaker (1) - 1981
    • NRB Ary Rongel (H44)
  • Comandante Varella-class Light vessel (4) - 1982
    • NRB Comandante Varella (H18)
    • NRB Tenente Castelo (H19)
    • NRB Comandante Manhães (H20)
    • NRB Tenente Boanerges (H25)
  • Piraim-class River Transport Ship (1) - 1982
    • NRB Piraim (U29)
  • Almirante Hess-class Torpedo Recovery Craft (1) - 1983
    • NRB Almirante Hess (U-30)
  • Oswaldo Cruz-class River Hospital Ship (2) - 1984
    • NRB Oswaldo Cruz (U18)
    • NRB Carlos Chagas (U19)
  • Antares-class Oceanographic Research Vessel (1) - 1984
    • NRB Antares (H40)
  • Argus-class Oceanographic Research Vessel (3) - 1986
    • NRB Amorim do Valle (H35)
    • NRB Taurus (H36)
    • NRB Garnier Sampaio (H37)
  • Triunfo-class Salvage Tug (3) - 1987
    • NRB Tritão (R21)
    • NRB Tridente (R22)
    • NRB Triunfo (R23)
  • Alte. Gastão Motta-class Tanker (1) - 1991
    • NRB Almirante Gastão Motta (G23)
  • Potengi-class River Tank Ship (1) - 1996
    • NRB Potengi (G17)
  • Cisne Branco-class Sailing Frigate (1) - 1999
    • NRB Cisne Branco (U20)
  • Doutor Montenegro-class River Hospital Ship (1) - 2001
    • NRB Doutor Montenegro (U17)
  • Para-class Auxiliary Vessel (1) - 2005
    • NRB Pará (U15)
  • Cruzeiro do Sul-class Oceanographic Research Vessel (1) - 2008
    • NRB Cruzeiro do Sul (H38)
  • Tenente Maximiano-class River Hospital Ship (1) - 2009
    • NRB Tenente Maximiano (U28)
  • Almirante Maximiano-class Icebreaker (1) - 2009
    • NRB Almirante Maximiano (H41)
  • Aspirante Moura-class Auxiliary Vessel (1) - 2010
    • NRB Aspirante Moura (U14)
  • Rio Branco-class Research Vessel (1) - 2015
    • NRB Rio Branco
  • Aratu-class Patrol Boat (6) - 1971
    • NRB Aratu (M15)
    • NRB Anhatomirim (M16)
    • NRB Atalaia (M17)
    • NRB Araçatuba (M18)
    • NRB Abrolhos (M19)
    • NRB Albardão (M20)
  • Piratini-class Patrol Boat (5) - 1972
    • NRB Piratini (P10)
    • NRB Pirajá (P11)
    • NRB Pampeiro (P12)
    • NRB Paratí (P13)
    • NRB Penedo (P14)
    • NRB Potí (P15)
  • Grajaú-class Patrol Boat (12) - 1993
    • NRB Grajaú (P40)
    • NRB Guaíba (P41)
    • NRB Graúna (P42)
    • NRB Goiana (P43)
    • NRB Guajará (P44)
    • NRB Guapore (P45)
    • NRB Gurupá (P46)
    • NRB Gurupi (P47)
    • NRB Guanabara (P48)
    • NRB Guarujá (P49)
    • NRB Guaratuba (P50)
    • NRB Gravataí (P51)
  • Bracuí-class Patrol Boat Minesweeper (4) - 1998
    • NRB Bracuí (P60)
    • NRB Benevente (P61)
    • NRB Bocaína (P62)
    • NRB Babitonga (P63)
  • Marlim-class Patrol Vessel (6) - 2006
    • NRB Marlim (LP-01)
    • NRB Barracuda(LP-02)
    • NRB Dourado (LP-03)
    • NRB Albacora (LP-04)
    • NRB Anequim (LP-05)
    • NRB Pargo (LP-06)
  • Macaé-class Patrol Vessel (7) - 2009
    • NRB Macaé (P70)
    • NRB Macau (P71)
    • NRB Maracanã (P72)
    • NRB Maragogipe (P73)
    • NRB Miramar (P74)
    • NRB Mangaratiba (P75)
    • NRB Mostardas (P76)
  • Amazonas-class Patrol Ship (7) - 2012
    • NRB Amazonas (P120)
    • NRB Apa (P121)
    • NRB Araguari (P122)
    • NRB Amapari (P123)
    • NRB Aiuruoca (P124)
    • NRB Alcântara (P125)
    • NRB Amandaú (P126)

List of BasesEdit

  • Rio de Janeiro:
    • "Base Naval Almirante Castro e Silva", submarine base
    • "Base Naval do Rio de Janeiro", main naval base
    • "Arsenal da Marinha do Rio de Janeiro", naval shipyard
    • "Base Aérea Naval de São Pedro da Aldeia", naval aviation base
    • "Base de Fuzileiros Navais da Ilha do Governador", marine corps base
    • "Base de Fuzileiros Navais da Ilha das Flores", marine corps base
    • "Base de Fuzileiros Navais do Rio Meriti", marine corps base
  • Bahia:
    • "Base Naval de Aratu", naval base and repair facility
  • Rio Grande do Norte:
    • "Base Naval de Natal", naval base
    • "Base Naval Almirante Ary Parreiras", naval base and repair facility
  • Pará:
    • "Base Naval de Val-de-Cães", naval base and repair facility
  • Mato Grosso do Sul:
    • "Base Fluvial de Ladário", riverine naval aviation base, riverine naval base and repair facility
  • Amazonas:
    • "Estação Naval do Rio Negro", riverine naval base and repair facility
  • Rio Grande do Sul:
    • "Estação Naval do Rio Grande", naval base

Future VesselsEdit

  • Scorpene-class Submarines (4)
    • NRB Riachuelo (S40)
    • NRB Humaitá (S41)
    • NRB Tonelero (S42)
    • NRB Angostura (S43)
  • Álvaro Alberto-class Nuclear Attack Submarine (3) - 2023-2025
    • NRB Álvaro Alberto (SN10)
    • NRB Unnamed (SN11)
    • NRB Unnamed (SN12)

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