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Brazilian ironclad Brasil
Brazilian ironclad Brasil.jpg
Brasil in Guanabara Bay before its departure to Paraguay
Class overview
Name: Brasil class
Operators:  Brazilian Navy
Preceded by: None
Succeeded by: Barroso
Built: 1864–1865
In service: 1865–1890
Completed: 1
Scrapped: 1
Career (Empire of Brazil)
Name: Brasil
Namesake: Brazil
Ordered: 5 January 1864
Builder: Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée, La Seyne-sur-Mer
Laid down: 1864
Launched: 23 December 1864
Commissioned: 2 March 1865
Fate: Converted into a floating battery 1890
General characteristics
Class & type: Brasil-class central battery ironclad
Displacement: 1,518 metric tons (1,494 long tons)
Length: 63.41 m (208 ft 0 in)
Beam: 10.75 m (35 ft 3 in)
Draft: 3.81 m (12.5 ft)
Installed power: 250 nominal horsepower
Propulsion: 1 shaft, 1 steam engine, 2 boilers
Speed: 10.5 knots (19.4 km/h; 12.1 mph)
Armament: 4 × 70-pdr Whitworth guns
4 × 68-pounder guns
Armor: Belt: 90–114 mm (3.5–4.5 in)
Casemate: 102 mm (4.0 in)

The Brazilian ironclad Brasil was an armored corvette built in France for the Brazilian Navy in the mid-1860s.


A heavily damaged Brasil (without masts) after the attack on Curuzu Fort, downstream of Curupaity, 1866


  • Gardiner, Robert, ed (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. Greenwich: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-8317-0302-4. 
  • Gratz, George A. (1999). "The Brazilian Imperial Navy Ironclads, 1865–1874". In Preston, Antony. Warship 1999–2000. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-724-4. 

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