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Brazilian tanker Almirante Gastão Motta
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NT Almirante Gastão Motta
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Name: Almirante Gastão Motta
Namesake: Almirante Gastão Motta
Operator: Brazilian Navy
Builder: Ishikawajima do Brasil S/A
Launched: 1 July 1990
Christened: 11 December 1989
Commissioned: 26 November 1991
Homeport: Rio de Janeiro
  • Nós fazemos a Esquadra ir mais longe
  • (We take the fleet farther)
  • Nickname: São Bernardo (The Saint Bernard)
    Status: in active service, as of 2020
    General characteristics
    Class & type: Almirante Gastão Motta-class tanker
    Displacement: 6,000 tons standard, 10,300 tons full load
    Length: 135 m (443 ft)
    Beam: 19 m (62 ft)
    Draught: 7.5 m (25 ft)
    Propulsion: 2 Wärtsilä Vasa marine diesel engines 11,700 hp
    Speed: 20.5 knots (38.0 km/h; 23.6 mph)
    Range: 10,000 nautical miles (19,000 km; 12,000 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
    Capacity: 4,400 tons (fuel)
    Crew: 121

    NT Almirante Gastão Motta is an Almirante Gastão Motta-class replenishment oiler of the Brazilian Navy. The Almirante Gastão Motta was ordered by the Brazilian Navy on 15 December 1987. The ship was launched on 1 July 1990, and was commissioned on 26 November 1991.[1]


    In June 2009, Almirante Gastão Motta participated in the recovery mission for the wreckage of Air France Flight 447.


    1. NT Almirante Gastão Motta - G 23 Archived March 28, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Navios de Guerra Brasileiros. Retrieved on June 04 2009.

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