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Name: BAHIA
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 19/08/1907
Launched: 20/01/1909
Completed: 02/03/1910
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 809
Dimensions: 3100disp, 380.0 x 39.0 x 13.5(draft)ft
Engines: 3 x steam turbines, Parsons type, 18000shp
Engines by: Vickers Ltd, Barrow
Propulsion: 3 x Screws, 27.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 10 x 1 x 4.7ins QF, 6 x 1 x 3pdr QF guns; 2 x 18.0ins torpedoes
History:
02/03/1910 Government of Brazil
04/07/1945 Sank
Comments: 04/07/1945: Exercise AA firing, east of Brazil, detonated a stowed depth charge
Severe stern damage lead to rapid sinking and death of 294 crew


Photos show original 2 funnels and later 3 funnels after modernisation

Profile & Decks plans courtesy of The Engineer, May 1910. Click HERE to enlarge