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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1993
Total Production: 13
Also Known As: Brendan Simbwaye
Origin: Brazil
Corporations: Arsenal de Marinha do Rio de Janeiro, INACE, Peene-Werft GmbH and VT Shipbuilding
Parent System: Grajau
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1993
Total Production: 13
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Description: The 46 meters Grajau class patrol vessels feature steel hull an aluminum superstructure. These vessels were designed by Vosper, now VT Shipbuilding, for the Brazilian Navy and built by Arsenal de Marinha, INACE and Peene-werft. The propulsion system consists of two diesel engines developing 5,800-hp and a top speed of 24 knots. The armament includes a Bofors 40mm gun and two Oerlikon 20mm machine guns. The Brazilian Navy ordered 12 boats between 1993 and 2000 with another boat ordered by the Namibian Navy and built in Brazil by INACE.

Grajau Specifications

Crew: 31
Beam: 7.50 meter (24.6 foot)
Draft: 2.30 meter (7.55 foot)
Length: 47 meter (153 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 40 millimeter
Max Range: 2,200 nautical mile (4,074 kilometer)
Total Combined Power: 5,800 hp (4,327 kW)
Economical Speed: 12 knot
Top Speed: 24 knot (44 kph)
Full Displacement: 217 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 132
Cannons & Gear
40mm Mk3x1

Grajau Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
P-40 Grajau-1993-
P-41 Guaiba-1994-
P-42 Grauna-1994-
P-43 Goiana-1997-
P-44 Guajara-1995-
P-45 Guapore-1995-
P-46 Gurupa-1995-
P-47 Gurupi-1996-
P-48 Guanabara-1999-
P-49 Guaruja-2000-
P-50 Guaratuba-2000-
P-51 Gravatai-1999-
Brendan Simbwaye-1999-

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