Brazilian Motor merchant
|Completed||1927 - Chantier de Normandie, Grand Quévilly, Rouen|
|Owner||Cia Nacional de Navegação Costeira, Rio de Janeiro|
|Homeport||Rio de Janeiro|
|Date of attack||26 Sep 1943||Nationality: Brazilian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-161 (Albrecht Achilles)|
|Position||10° 05'S, 35° 54'W - Grid FJ 6711|
|Complement||107 (22 dead and 85 survivors).|
|Route||Rio de Janeiro (22 Sep) - Salvador - Recife - Belém|
|Cargo||600 tons of general cargo, including barrels with diesel oil and muriatic acid, 2000 boxes of beer bottles, 30,000 panels and two trucks|
|History||Completed in November 1927 |
|Notes on event|
At 18.50 hours on 26 Sep 1943 the Itapagé (Master Antônio da Barra) was hit on the starboard side by two torpedoes from U-161 and sank within four minutes off Lagoa Azeda about 20 miles south of Maceió, Alagoas. 16 crew members and four passengers were lost. The master, 54 crew members and 32 passengers abandoned ship in lifeboats and made landfall at Jequiá beach, São Miguel dos Campos where they received first aid, food and clothes from the local population. Later they were transported to Maceió where 22 injured survivors were taken to a hospital. On 27 September, the crew member Domingos Silva Santos (who had survived the sinking of Arabutan) died of his wounds and was buried at Santa Casa´s cemetry the same day. Two days later, the machinist Antônio José dos Santos also died in the hospital.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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