NRP P1147 Zambezea


NRP P 1147 Zambeze was one of a total of ten Cacine class patrol boats built, and was launched in 1971 for the Portuguese navy. In the beginning of the 1990s these ships were upgraded with new engines, but they were in general becoming outdated. She did service until 2004 when she finally got stricken. After being rigged down she was scuttled at Portimao outside Algerva 30.October 2012 as part of a program to create artificial reefs. The wreck rest today on a depth of 25 meter.

Former names:
44,0 x 7,7 x 2,2 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
310 displ
Lisboa ( PT ) 1971
Faro ( PT )

Picture: NRP Cuanze in 1979
Courtesy of Navy.Mil, Public domain

Last updated: September 2019