NRP P1147 - Zambeze


NRP P1147 Zambeze was one of ten Cacine class ocean patrol boats built, and was launched in 1971 for the Portuguese Navy. In the beginning of the 1990's these ships were upgraded with new engines, but they were in general becoming outdated. She did service until 2004 when she finally got stricken from the navy lists. After being rigged down and cleaned up she was scuttled at Portimao outside Algerva 30. October 2012 as part of a program to create artificial reefs. The wreck rest today standing on her keel as a classic Donald Duck wreck 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 2015