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

1º  DE MARÇO
The training ship 1o de Março in a postcard issued around 1915. The Navy Arsenal in Rio de Janeiro built this 50.6-meter, 726-ton wood-and-iron cruiser from a design by Cândido Brasil. Launched on October 7, 1881, she was propelled by both wind and steam. After 1890 she served as a training ship, and in 1917, transferred to Lloyd Brasileiro as the Wenceslau Brás, became a school for aspiring merchant marine pilots. The name 1o de Março pays homage to the date the Paraguayan War ended, in 1870. The ship was taken out of service in 1935.