Fade2Gray wrote:That thing hasn't been scrapped yet?
) was, but Brazil's only carrier is our old Foch
renamed São Paulo
Fade2Gray wrote:Does it even work still?
In December 2014 it was announced that São Paulo will be expected to continue active service until 2039, at which time the vessel will be nearly 80 years old. IHS Janes reported that during its career with the Brazilian Navy, São Paulo has suffered from servicability issues and has never managed to operate for more than three months at a time without the need for repairs and maintenance.
At the end of 2010, sea trials began, and as of 2011 the São Paulo had been evaluated by the CIASA (Inspection Commission and Training Advisory). She was expected to rejoin the fleet in late 2013, but suffered another major fire in 2012. As of 2014 she is still undergoing repairs.