HMS Benbow (centre), HMS Essex (right) and SS Zeppelin (left) at Devonport, 1919. Painting by Frank Watson Wood.
HMS Benbow was an Iron Duke-class superdreadnought, HMS Essex was a Monmouth-class protected cruiser (likely in service as a training ship at this time) and SS Zeppelin was a recent war reparation from Germany. It would soon be transferred to the United States Navy and, as USS Zeppelin, make two voyage back and forth across the Atlantic bringing home nearly 16,000 soldiers.
Cruiser Rio Grande do Sul in Guanabara Bay some point after her 1925-26 rebuild.
Lead ship of her class. "Carioca" (C1) at Rio de Janeiro after commissioning in late 1939
Originally built as a 6 ship class of minelayers. The Carioca class were converted into ASW corvettes after Brazil's declaration of war against Italy and Germany. They had all the minelaying equipment removed and replaced with sonar gear, Y guns and depth charge racks.
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