Allied Warships

BZ Javarí (CS 51)

Submarine chaser of the SC-497 class

NavyThe Brazilian Navy
TypeSubmarine chaser
PennantCS 51 
Built byW.A. Robinson Inc. (Ipswich, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down23 Mar 1942 
Launched25 Sep 1942 
Commissioned7 Dec 1942 
End service 

Former nameUSS PC-763

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Notable events involving Javarí include:

20 Jul 1944
At 04.54 hours on 20 July 1944 German U-boat U-861 torpedoed the Brazilian troop transport Vital de Oliveria which sank within 6 minutes about 25 miles south of S?o Tom? lighthouse in position 22°29'S, 41°09'W. Her sole escort Javar? (CS 51) was missed by a torpedo and initially searched for the attacker but then rescued the commander and other survivors (175 in all) together with the Brazilian fishing vessel Guanabara.

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