Sunday, 15 April 2018

The proposed strengthening of the Brazilian coastal defence according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1913 No. 1

An item reported that the Brazilian deputy Augusto Carlos de Souza e Silva (1) two proposals presented which would authorize the cabinet to strengthen the defence of the harbour of Rio de Janeiro and founding 2 auxiliary stations for the mobile defence. Each station included a torpedo boat and a submarine groups, a mine ship, the needed mines equipment, a radio station, a small workshop, a coal depot, barracks with hospital, a tug and some smaller craft. In the Bough of Rio de Janeiro was an anchorage to be created just for warships and where nearby an arsenal was to be founded and the already existing but scattered navy establishments were to be united.

1. The vice admiral and author naval books?