Brazilian Steam merchant
|Completed||1913 - William Dobson & Co, Walker-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Cia de Navegação Lloyd Brasileiro, Rio de Janeiro|
|Homeport||Rio de Janeiro|
|Date of attack||1 Jul 1943||Nationality: Brazilian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-513 (Friedrich Guggenberger)|
|Position||24° 43'S, 47° 19'W - Grid GB 16|
|Complement||37 (7 dead and 30 survivors).|
|Route||Paranaguá - Santos|
|Cargo||750 tons of general cargo, including coffee, lumber, potatoes and salted meat|
|History||Completed in October 1913 as British Mitcham for Wandsworth, Wimbledon & Epsom District Gas Co, London. 1927 sold to Brazil and renamed Uno for Cia de Navegação Lloyd Brasileiro, Rio de Janeiro. 1930 renamed Tutoya for the same owner. |
|Notes on event|
Shortly after midnight on 1 July 1943 the unescorted Tutoya (Master Acácio de Araújo Faria) was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-513 and sank by the bow with a heavy list to port in a few minutes about 6 miles from Iguape, São Paulo. The U-boat had chased another steamer, but lost contact in a rain squall and while searching for it found the much smaller Tutoya. The master and six crew members were lost. 17 survivors in a lifeboat and 6 men on a raft made landfall at the coast near Jureia and a second boat with 7 occupants was towed into the harbour of Santos by a motorboat.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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