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Carvalho Araújo
Born (1881-05-18)May 18, 1881
Died October 14, 1918 (1918-10-15) (aged 37)
Place of birth Porto, Portugal
Place of death Atlantic Ocean
Allegiance  Portugal
Service/branch  Portuguese Navy
Years of service 1899-1918
Rank Captain-Lieutenant (posthumous)
Commands held NRP Augusto Castilho

World War I

  • Copper Medal of Philanthropy and Charity (socorros e naufrágios)
  • Silver Exemplary Behaviour Medal
  • Silver Medal commemorative of the campaigns of the Portuguese Army in Southern Angola (1914-1915)
  • 2nd Degree of the Order of the Tower and Sword (phostumous)
  • 1st class War Cross (Medal of Silver, phostumous).
  • José Botelho de Carvalho Araújo (18 May 1881 – 14 October 1918) was a Portuguese Navy officer and colonial administrator.


    Son of José de Carvalho Araújo Júnior and Margarida Ferreira Botelho de Araújo, he was born in the northern city of Porto at the parish of São Nicolau, while his fathers were visiting the city. Two months later, his fathers returned to Vila Real in Trás os Montes where they lived.[1]

    After completing his studies at the Academia Politécnica do Porto, he enlisted in the Portuguese Navy in 1899.

    He served on several ships: the frigate Dom Afonso, the corvette Duque da Terceira, the cruisers Vasco da Gama, Adamastor and São Rafael, the gunboats Zambeze, Liberal, Diu and Lúrio, the tugboat Bérrio and the transport ship Salvador Correia.[2]

    A strong supporter of the republican ideals, he was elected deputy after the proclamation of the Portuguese Republic and governor of the Inhambane district in the Portuguese colony of Mozambique.[3]

    He died in 14 October 1918, at the command of the Portuguese naval trawler NRP Augusto Castilho while protecting the cargo ship São Miguel from the attack of the German U-boat U-139, commanded by submarine ace Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière.

    Navy career

    • 1903 - Midshipman
    • 1905 - Lieutenant
    • 1915 - First Lieutenant
    • 1918 - Captain-Lieutenant (posthumous rank)



    Fernando Félix Lopes, Missões franciscanas em Moçambique, 1898-1970 (1972) (Portuguese)

    External links

    (English) (Portuguese) University of Porto - Official website

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