Ships hit by U-boats


Brazilian Steam tanker

Piave under her former name Hamiltonian

Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage2,347 tons
Completed1912 - Western Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Port Arthur, Ontario 
OwnerLloyd Nacional SA, Rio de Janeiro 
HomeportRio de Janeiro 
Date of attack28 Jul 1942Nationality:      Brazilian
FateSunk by U-155 (Adolf Cornelius Piening)
Position12° 30'N, 55° 49'W - Grid EE 8296
Complement35 (1 dead and 34 survivors).
RoutePernambuco - Para, Brazil - Trinidad - Caripito 
History Built as Canadian Hamiltonian for Canadian Interlake Line, Montreal PQ and 1913 transferred to Canada Steamship Lines Ltd, Montreal PQ. 1918 sold to Brazil and renamed Piave for Lloyd Nacional SA, Rio de Janeiro. 1923 sold to Cia. Unizo Combustiveis, Sao Paulo, but 1927 returned to Lloyd Nacional SA. 
Notes on event

At 22.30 hours on 28 July 1942 the unescorted Piave (Master Renato Ferreira da Silva) was hit by one torpedo from U-155 about 100 miles off Barbados and sunk by gunfire. The master was the only casualty.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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