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SHIPS AND PORTS OF BRAZIL
In Postcards and Souvenir Albums
João Emílio Gerodetti and Carlos Cornejo

Built in 1912, the Palatia was one of 10 Hapag ships that took refuge in the ports of Brazil after the outbreak of the First World War. She was seized in 1917, and renamed the Macau. This photograph was taken in Rio de Janeiro on September 5, 1917. We see the Macau setting off for France, on what would be her final voyage out of Brazil. On October 18, 1917, while sailing off the Spanish coast, she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-93.