Brazil Squadron


Brazil Squadron

The Brazil Squadron (or South Atlantic Squadron) was an overseas station established by the United States in 1826 to protect American commerce in the South Atlantic during a war between Brazil and Argentina. [ Klafter, Craig E., United States Involvement in the Falkland Islands Crisis of 1831-1833, Journal of the Early Republic, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Winter, 1984), pp. 395-420 ] [Howarth, S. To Shining Sea: A History of the United States Navy, 1775-1998, University of Oklahoma Press, 1999.]

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