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MINAS GERAIS (A-11) class

Country of Origin: Brazil

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 0 MINAS GERAIS-class AIRCRAFT CARRIER (CV) (ex-British COLOSSUS class)

 Name             Pendant   Launched         Commissioned      Status
 MINAS GERAIS     A-11      March 23, 1944   Jan. 15, 1945     Scrapped
   (ex-HMS VENGEANCE, R-71)

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This British-built light aircraft carrier served first in the Royal Navy from 1945 to 1952. She was then lent to the Royal Australian Navy from 1952 to 1955. She was purchased by Brazil in December 1956. She was overhauled and modernized...

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