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     U-26 Custodio de Mello      

Photo byOctober 1983. Constanta. Photo from the archives of A. Andreev.

Country: Bpazil.
Class [Type]: Pereira, [AXH].

Callsign: PWJP ( Papa Whiskey Juliet Papa )

Builder: Ishikawajima Co Ltd, Tokyo, Japan.
Laid down date: 13 December 1953.
Launch date: 10 June 1954.
Commission date: 3 December 1954.
Decommission date: 2002.

Displacement ( tons ): 5800 standard, 9500 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 119,5 x 16 x 6,3.
Main machinery: 2 x Ishikawajima geared turbines ( 4800 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 17.
Range ( miles ): 5000 at 14 knots.
Complement: 127 plus 497 troops. 

Guns: 4 x 1 76mm Mk26, 2 x 1 20mm Oerlikon.
Military lift: 4000 t cargo.

Radars: Navigation: 2 x Decca TM 1226C.

Year of visit the Black Sea:  1983

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