Ships hit by U-boats

Empire Antelope

British Steam merchant

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NameEmpire Antelope
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,945 tons
Completed1919 - Todd Drydock & Construction Corp, Tacoma WA 
OwnerMoss Hutchinson Line Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack2 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-402 (Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner)
Position52° 26'N, 45° 22'W - Grid AJ 8658
Complement50 (0 dead and 50 survivors).
RouteNew York (24 Oct) - St. Johns (30 Oct) - Glasgow 
Cargo5560 tons of general cargo, including steel 
History Built as American Ophis for US Shipping Board, Tacoma; 1928 renamed Bangu for the same owner; 1937 transferred to US Maritime Commission, New York and was laid up as part of the reserve fleet.
1941 taken over by Britain and renamed Empire Antelope by Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 08.03 hours on 2 Nov 1942, U-402 attacked convoy SC-107 about 500 miles east of Belle Isle and sank two ships, the Empire Leopard and Empire Antelope.

The master, 41 crew members and eight gunners from the Empire Antelope (Master William John Slade) were picked up by the British rescue ship Stockport (Master Thomas Ernest Fea OBE) and landed at Reykjavik on 8 November.

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