german German Navy (Kriegsmarine) 1935-1945 Monte Pascoal [+1946]
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nationality german
purpose transport
type ocean liner
subtype/class Monte class ocean liner (ger.)
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1931
weight (tons) 13870  grt
dimensions 152.5 x 20 x -- m
engine 4 x diesel engines, dual shaft, 2 screws
power 6800  b.h.p.
yard no. 491
about the loss
cause lost ammunition dump
date lost 31/12/1946  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
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Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
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[1]German Navy (Kriegsmarine) 1935-1945
Monte Pascoal [+1946]
period 1940 ~ 1946
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[2]Hamburg-Sudamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts Gesellschaft, Hamburg
Monte Pascoal
period 1930 ~ 1940
no. of crew 284
no. of passengers 2400
about the wreck
depth (m.) 235 max. / -- min. (m)
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last update 07/07/2011
Lettens Jan31/07/2012
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Lettens Jan07/07/2011The Hamburg-Süd ocean liner Monte Pascoal was built in 1930 and delivered in 1931. She had a accommodation for 1372 third class and 1028 tween decks passengers and had a crew of 284.

She was used in the South-America services and occasionally made cruises in Norway and the Mediterranean. In 1940, she was requisitioned by the Kriegsmarine and used as an accommodation vessel at Wilhelmshaven.

On February 3rd, 1944, she was bombed by the allies, burnt out and sunk. In May 1944, she was raised and repaired. Seized in May 1945 by the allies, she was used as a poison gas ammunition depot and sunk again in the Skaggerak.
Lettens Jan07/07/2011On February 3rd 1944, USAAF planes (8th Air Force) bomb the German naval base at Wilhelmshaven, sink the accommodation ship Monte Pascoal and damage minesweepers M-18 and M-19.
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 Cressman R. J., Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in WWII
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About Owners
German Navy (Kriegsmarine) 1935-1945

Kriegsmarine is the name of the Navy of Germany during WWII, not to be confused with Imperial German Navy, which is the German Navy during WWI and before.
About Builders
 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
The name Blohm & Voss has stood for quality in ship construction and marine and mechanical engineering for 125 years. Blohm & Voss was founded in 1877 by Hermann Blohm and Ernst Voss as a general partnership. A shipyard was built on the island of Kuhwerder having three building berths along a 250m water front. - - -

Although the company was almost completely demolished at the end of World War II, it still builds warships both for the Deutsche Marine and for export. Today Blohm + Voss is an innovative German shipyard specializing in the construction of naval vessels and technically sophisticated megayachts from building facilities in Hamburg including repairs, refits, and modification of such vessels as well as merchant ships.

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