The São Paulo was a Brazilian Navy aircraft carrier that was in service from 2000 until it was decommissioned in 2017.
The São Paulo was the flagship of the Brazilian Navy and was the only aircraft carrier in South America.
It was capable of carrying a mix of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, including A-4 Skyhawk fighters.
The São Paulo was powered by steam turbines and could reach a maximum speed of 32 knots.
The carrier participated in joint military exercises with the United States and other South American countries.
The Brazilian Navy decommissioned the São Paulo due to the high cost of maintaining and upgrading the aging vessel.
Brazil sank the decommissioned the toxic aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Ocean off its northeast coast.
The São Paulo remains an important part of Brazilian naval history as a symbol of the country's military power projection capabilities.