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SHIPS AND PORTS OF BRAZIL
In Postcards and Souvenir Albums
João Emílio Gerodetti and Carlos Cornejo

The Minas Geraes fires her powerful guns during an artillery exercise at Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, shortly after her delivery to a Brazilian Navy delegation in 1910. According to Impressões do Brasil no século vinte [Impressions of Brazil in the twentieth century], published in 1913: "Both the Minas Geraes and the São Paulo can fire eight guns forward and eight astern, thus achieving an exceptional offensive power regardless of fighting conditions. In fact, at the time of launching, their artillery represented the most formidable weaponry ever given to a battleship."