BZ Camaqua

Brasil,South America

Camaqua was a Carioca class corvette which was laid down at Arsenal de Marinha do Rio de Janeiro in 1938 and launched in September 1939. She did service from 1940 as a mine layer and escort before she sank during a storm while she protected a convoy to Trinidad 21.July 1944. The wreck rest today on her starboard side on a depth of 45 to 55 meter approx thirty nautical miles east of Recipe.

Former names:
C 6
187,0 x 23,0 x 6,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
550 displ
Rio de Janeiro ( BR ) 1939
( BR )

07º50'S, 34º29'W
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Picture: Carioca class Corvettes C1 & C2 in 1938

Last updated: September 2019