Afonso Pena

Brazil,South America

Minas Gerais was built at Workmam Clark & Company Ltd in Belfast, and was launched in 1910 for the company Lloyds Brasiliero. She was renamed Afonso Pena in 1923 but continued to sail for Lloyds. Under a journey from Manaus to Rio De Janeiro with passengers 2. March 1943, she was torpedoed by the Italian uboat Barbarigo under command of  Enzo Grossi outside Bahia. She quickly went down in the deep and 133 people perished in the sinking. The survivors were picked up by the American tanker Tennessee who came to assist. The wreck rest today on a depth of approximately 15 to 20 meter outside Porto Seguro.

Former names:
Afonso Pena
Minas Gerais
103,7 x 13,8 x 7,6 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
3540 grt
Belfast ( UK ) 1910
Rio De Janeiro ( BR )

Picture: Afonso Pena after 1923
Lloyds Brasiliero

Last updated: May 2019