British Sailors and the Brazilian Navy 1822–1850

By Brian Vale, published August 1994


The liberation of Brazil was decided in 1823. Jose Bonifacio’s, government created a new Imperial Navy. First Admiral Lord Thomas Cochrane led the new Navy to total victory in a short and brilliant campaign of only six months. Cochrane could not have achieved this alone. In 1825 there were 174 commissioned officers in the Brazilian Navy, of this number, 49 were British.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Strategy & Diplomacy

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