The Brazilian Navy announced that the submarine Timbira would be decommissioned after 27 years of active service and put up for sale.
The Tupi-class diesel-electric vessel was built at the Rio de Janeiro Navy Arsenal (AMRJ) based on the German IKL-209/1400-class.
Brazil’s four IKL-209/1400 class submarines are named after indigenous tribes: Tupi, Timbira, Tamoio, and Tapajos.
The Timbira (S 32) was the third ship and the second submarine to bear this name in the Brazilian Navy, in honor of the warrior Timbira of the indigenous Maranhão nation.
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