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Brazilian corvette Caboclo (V19)

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Cv Caboclo (V19)
Name: Caboclo
Namesake: Caboclo
Operator: Brazilian Navy
Builder: Bodewes Scheepswerf
Launched: 19 August 1954
Christened: 8 October 1953
Commissioned: 16 July 1955
Nickname(s): Chico Bento (Chuck Billy)
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Imperial Marinheiro-class corvette
Displacement: 911 tons standard, 1,025 tons full load
Length: 55.72 m (182.8 ft)
Beam: 9.55 m (31.3 ft)
Draught: 3.6 m (12 ft)
Ice class: 1A
Propulsion: 2 Sulzer 6TD36 1,080 hp
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Range: 19,000 nmi (35,000 km; 22,000 mi)
Crew: 64

Cv Caboclo (V19) is an Imperial Marinheiro-class corvette of the Brazilian Navy. Caboclo was the fifth of ten of the class ordered by the Brazilian Navy in 1953. Caboclo was launched on 19 August 1954, and commissioned on 16 July 1955.[1]


In June 2009, Caboclo participated in the recovery mission of the wreckage of Air France Flight 447.


  1. ^ Cv Caboclo - V 19 Archived 2004-08-14 at the Wayback Machine Navios de Guerra Brasileiros. Retrieved on June 03 2009.