Brazilian Sailing ship
|Owner||Norberto Hilário dos Santos|
|Date of attack||19 Aug 1942||Nationality: Brazilian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-507 (Harro Schacht)|
|Position||14.30S, 38.40W - Grid FQ 1396|
|Complement||6 (0 dead and 6 survivors).|
|Route||Belmonte, Bahia (18 Aug) - Salvador, Bahia|
|Cargo||800 bags of cacao, coconuts, bananas and piaçaba, boxes of empty bottles and a dismantled truck|
|Notes on event|
At 05.30 hours on 19 Aug, 1942, the barque Jacyra (Master Norberto Hilário dos Santos) was stopped by U-507 with two rounds from the deck gun about 10 miles off Itacaré, Brazil. At 08.00 hours, the vessel was sunk with four scuttling charges after the crew abandoned ship in a lifeboat. The survivors made landfall at Serra Grande beach, about 8 miles south of Itacaré.
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