Brazilian Steam merchant
|Completed||1917 - Helsingørs Jernskibs-og Maskinbyggeri A/S, Elsinore|
|Owner||Cia de Navegação Lloyd Brasileiro, Rio de Janeiro|
|Homeport||Rio de Janeiro|
|Date of attack||22 Nov 1942||Nationality: Brazilian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-163 (Kurt-Eduard Engelmann)|
|Position||13° 28'N, 54° 42'W - Grid EE 9151|
|Complement||56 (5 dead and 51 survivors).|
|Route||Pernambuco - Trinidad - New York|
|Cargo||3500 tons of coffee, castor seed and general cargo|
|History||Completed in July 1917 as Danish Nevada for Det Forenede D/S (DFDS), Copenhagen. In April 1940 laid up at Santos and on 26 Feb 1942, seized by Brazil and renamed Apalóide. |
|Notes on event|
At 22.17 hours on 22 Nov 1942 the Apalóide, dispersed from convoy BRN-3, was hit by one of two torpedoes from U-163 east of Trinidad. The ship capsized to port and sank. When the Germans tried to question the survivors, they only followed the orders to get alongside after some machine-gun rounds were fired into the water.
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