The "Vera Cruz" - 21,765-ton sister ship to the "Santa Maria", ??? by Captain Galvao?
The "Vera Cruz" - 21,765-ton sister ship to the "Santa Maria", ??? by Captain Galvao in January - arrived February 14 in Lisbon, Portugal. Soon after she berthed, 100 Portuguese, and eight Venezuelan passengers from the "Santa Maria" were disembarked.
As the "Santa Maria" arrived in Funchal, Madeira, Feb 13, many people went on board for a requiem mass for the dead third mate, Nascimenot Costa. Because of the crowds, the Bishop of Funchal held the service on the starboard deck instead of in the ship's chapel.
When the "Santa Maria" arrives in Lisbon Feb 15 - with Costa's body still on board - she will be met by a naval escort on entering the Tagus. A big reception had been planned for her.