Brazilian Steam merchant
|Completed||1905 - William Hamilton & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Cia de Carbonífera Rio Grandese, Rio de Janeiro|
|Homeport||Rio de Janeiro|
|Date of attack||18 Feb 1942||Nationality: Brazilian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-432 (Heinz-Otto Schultze)|
|Position||37° 30'N, 75° 00'W - Grid CA 5817|
|Complement||46 (0 dead and 46 survivors).|
|Route||Pernambuco - St. Lucia - New York|
|Cargo||53.400 bags of cocoa and other food stuff like coffee and castor beans|
|History||Completed in December 1905 as British Cara for Cara SS Co Ltd (Japp & Kirby), Liverpool. 1912 sold to Netherlands and renamed Kennemerland for Koninklijke Hollandsche Lloyd, Amsterdam. 1934 sold to Brazil and renamed Olinda.
|Notes on event|
At 18.07 hours on 18 Feb 1942 the neutral Olinda (Master Jacob Benemond) was stopped by U-432 off Cape Hatteras with a shot across her bow. The crew abandoned ship in two lifeboats and was questioned by the Germans. The vessel was shelled and finally sunk with a coup de grâce at 21.00 hours. The survivors were picked up the next day by USS Dallas (DD 199).
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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