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DUQUE DE CAXIAS

DUQUE DE CAXIAS

DUQUE DE CAXIAS, U-11, Marinha do Brazil
Brazilian visiting Copenhagen after WW II

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DUQUE DE CAXIAS.

•Laid down in 1918 as SS Orizaba at William Cramp and Sons Ship and Engine Co., Philadelphia, PA.
•Acquired by the Navy from New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Co., 11 April 1918
•Commissioned, USS Orizaba (SP#1536), 27 May 1918, CDR. Richard D. White in command
•Decommissioned, 4 September 1919
•Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
•Turned over to the War Department for use as a transport, later returned to New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Co.
•Reacquired by the War Department in early 1941
•Transferred to the US Navy, 4 June 1941
•Commissioned USS Orizaba (AP-24), 15 June 1941
•During World War II USS Orizaba operated in both the Asiatic-Pacific and Europe-Africa-Middle East Theaters and participated in the following campaign:



Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign


Campaign and Dates

Sicilian Occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943

•Decommissioned, 23 April 1945
•Transferred to Brazil under the Lend Lease Program, 16 July 1945, renamed Duque de Caxias (U-11)
•Permanently transferred to Brazil under the Military Assistance Program in June 1953
•Struck from the Naval Register, 20 July 1953
•USS Orizaba (AP-24) earned one battle star for World War II service
•Struck from the Brazilian Navy in 1960
•Final Disposition, fate unknown
 

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Thank you Stephen J. Card !
What was the meaning, transferring a troupship to Brazil after the war ?
Where did Brazil need a armed troupship after the war ?
Was it rebuilded to a conventional passenger ship ?
 

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During the war the ship was a troop transport for the Americans. My guess is that she went to Brazil and remained as a troopship... and probably used for training purposes... and likely shown as during at Copenhagen. No, they didn't need it but the kept it! Again, as a training ship.

Nice photo too!

Stephen
 

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