Ships hit by U-boats


Jacyra

Brazilian Sailing ship


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NameJacyra
Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage89 tons
Completed 
OwnerNorberto Hilário dos Santos 
Homeport 
Date of attack19 Aug 1942Nationality:      Brazilian
 
FateSunk by U-507 (Harro Schacht)
Position14° 30'S, 38° 40'W - Grid FQ 1396
Complement6 (0 dead and 6 survivors).
Convoy
RouteBelmonte, Bahia (18 Aug) - Salvador, Bahia 
Cargo800 bags of cacao, coconuts, bananas and piaçaba, boxes of empty bottles and a dismantled truck 
History  
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.

 

Location of attack on Jacyra.

ship sunk.


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