Ships hit by U-boats


Brazilian Motor merchant

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Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage6,075 tons
Completed1936 - Howaldtswerke AG, Hamburg 
OwnerCia de Navegação Lloyd Brasileiro, Rio de Janeiro 
HomeportRio de Janeiro 
Date of attack18 Feb 1943Nationality:      Brazilian
FateSunk by U-518 (Friedrich-Wilhelm Wissmann)
Position12° 47'S, 37° 33'W - Grid FJ 8577
Complement50 (0 dead and 50 survivors).
RouteMaceio - Bahia 
CargoGeneral cargo, including cotton. salt, textiles and a deck cargo of motor boats and trucks 
History Completed in November 1936 as German Montevideo for Hamburg-Südamerikanische DG, Hamburg. On 20 Nov 1939 laid up at Rio Grande. On 27 Jan 1942 seized by Brazil and renamed Brasiloide
Notes on event

At 03.15 hours on 18 Feb 1943 the unescorted Brasiloide (Master Eurico Gomes de Souza) was torpedoed by U-518 about 5 miles from the Garcia D´Avila lighthouse. The ship broke in two after being hit by a coup de grâce and sank in 12°38S/37°57W.

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