Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,545 tons
Completed1928 - Napier & Miller Ltd, Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow 
OwnerNew Egypt & Levant Shipping Co Ltd, Alexandria 
Date of attack11 May 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-402 (Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner)
Position40° 30'N, 32° 30'W - Grid CE 1547
Complement46 (3 dead and 43 survivors).
RouteSt.John, New Brunswick - Halifax - Avonmouth 
Cargo7800 tons of grain, 255 tons of general cargo and 250 trucks 
Notes on event

At 20.00 hours on 11 May 1943, U-402 attacked convoy SC-129 about 300 miles northwest of the Azores and claimed two ships sunk with 9000 tons. The ships sunk were the Antigone and Grado.

Three crew members from the Antigone (Master Frederick Williams) were lost. The master, 35 crew members and seven gunners were picked up by the British rescue ship Melrose Abbey (Master Ralph Good OBE) and landed at Gourock on 20 May.

On boardWe have details of 6 people who were on board

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