Monday, 5 June 2017

Brazilian battleship Rio de Janeiro laid down at Elswick, England according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1909-1910 no. 10

An item reported that the keel of the for Brazilian account at Elswick, England built battleship was laid down. Again claimed rumours that her main armament consisted of 34,3cm guns.(1)

1. Part of the Minas Geraes-class. She was laid down on 16 March 1910 but further building cancelled on 7 May 1910. Using a modified design was the Rio de Janeiro laid down by Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick, Newcastle-upon Tyne, on 14 September 1911, launched on 22 January 1913 and sold to the Ottoman Empire in December 1913.