Brazilian Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - Cantieri Officine Savoia, Genoa-Cornigliano|
|Owner||Cia de Navegação Lloyd Brasileiro, Rio de Janeiro|
|Homeport||Rio de Janeiro|
|Date of attack||4 Jul 1943||Nationality: Brazilian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-590 (Werner Krüer)|
|Position||0° 24'S, 47° 36'W - Grid FA 5322|
|Complement||42 (5 dead and 37 survivors).|
|Route||Curaçao - Port of Spain, Trinidad - Salinas, Brazil - Cabedelo - Recife|
|Cargo||6000 tons of coal and 400 tons of military stores, including aircraft engines and spare parts|
|History||Completed in October 1918 as Italian Ansaldo Savoia I for Società Nazionale di Navigazione di Genova, Genoa. 1925 renamed Ansaldo Savoia Primo for the same owner. 1928 renamed Auctoritas for Pietro Ravano fu Marco, Genoa. In December 1941 seized by Brazil at Rio de Janeiro and renamed Pelotaslóide. |
|Notes on event|
On 19 June 1943 the Pelotaslóide (Master Jony Pereira Máximo) arrived at Trinidad in convoy GAT-68, but the authorities did not allow her to join another convoy because she had not been able to maintain the minimum speed of 6 knots and made excessive smoke. On 27 June, the single ship then continued her voyage to Recife escorted by Jacuí (CS 57) (Capitão-Tenente Carlos Roberto Perez Paquet) and Jundiaí (CS 58) (Capitão-Tenente Pedro Borges Lynch).
At 16.00 hours on 4 July, the ships arrived off Salinas and while the escorts went to Belém for refueling, the merchant ship waited for a harbour tug to be towed to a pier until her escorts returned. At 17.45 hours, the Pelotaslóide was hit on the starboard side by two torpedoes from U-590 and sank five miles north of Salinas, Brazil. The escorts immediately returned to the area, dropped depth charges on several sonar contacts and Jundiaí (CS 58) then picked up the survivors (five of them wounded).
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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