Brazilian Navy


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Brazil is allied by treaty to Chile and it is Brazil who is the senior partner. Brazil has always needed to have as big a navy as Argentina with whatever Chile having providing the Alliances edge. The Chilean reparation package from Britain to Chile meant that both Brazil and Argentina needed to spend a lot of money to catch up and surpass what Chile now possessed.

Aircraft on CV Brasilia 1943

Brazil (BNS)

Class Name


First Date

Page Address (Click on name or thumbnail for page view)

Aircraft Carriers

BNS Brasilia CV



BNS Santa Catarina CV 1 1939
BNS Amazonas (CV) 1 1909

Battleships / Battlecruisers

BNS Riachuelo BB 1 1937
BNS Esperito Santo BC 1 1940
BNS Pernambuco (BC) 1 1927
BNS Rio de Janeiro BB 4 1912
BNS Minas Gerais BB 2 1910
BNS Maranhao BC 1 1908

Heavy / Light Cruisers

BNS Rondonia CL 2 1940
BNS Roraima (CL) 4 1938+
BNS Tocantins (CA) 2 1934
BNS Bahia (CLA) 3 1910
BNS Alagoas (CL) 4 1910


BNS Manaus (DDL) 4 1938
BNS Belem (DD) 16 1937
BNS Fortaleza (DD) 30 1916


BNS Javary (Mon) 3 1914
BNS Monte Cristo (CT) 34 1940-44


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