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Photographer:DDGHANSA [View profile]Title:BarbacenaAdded:Nov 05, 2019
Captured:IMO:UnavailableHits:138
Photo Category: General cargo ships built before 1940 (Over 3000gt)
Description:
Builder: Joh. C. Tecklenborg A.G., Bremerhaven-Geestemünde, Germany
Year of build: 1910 (Yard no. 226)
Measures: GRT 4878,49, NRT 3032,24, LOA 119,8 m, breadth 15,8 m, draught 7,81 m, 3300 bhp, 12,0 kn
History:
GUNDRUN (1910 - 1922)
Owner: Hamburg-Bremer Afrika-Linie, Bremen, Germany
1914 laid up at Recife, Brazil
1917 seized by Brazilian government
BARBACENA (1922 - 1942)
Owner: Brazilian government (Companhia de Navegação Lloyd Brasileiro, Rio de Janeiro), Brazil (1922 - 1927)
Owner: Companhia de Navegação Lloyd Brasileiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1927 - 1942)
28/07/1942 BARBACENA was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-155 (Adolf Cornelius Piening) whilst on a voyage from Santo - Recife - Port of Spain, Trinidad and New York with a cargo of 5,000 tons of general cargo, including coffee, castor seed, dried beans and caroa fibre. Six of her crew were killed.

From the collection of my grandfather. Source unknown.
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