Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1913 - Sørlandets Skibsbyggeri A/S, Fevig near Arendal|
|Owner||L. Harboe Jensen & Co, Oslo|
|Date of attack||19 Jul 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-129 (Hans-Ludwig Witt)|
|Position||23° 39'N, 84° 00'W - Grid DM 4153|
|Complement||24 (13 dead and 11 survivors).|
|Route||Puerto Barrios, Guatemala - Tampa, Florida|
|History||Completed in February 1913 by Fredriksstad Mekaniske Verksted A/S, Fredriksstad |
|Notes on event|
At 19.12 hours on 19 July 1942 the unescorted Port Antonio (Master Oscar Gundersen) was hit on the starboard side amidships by one torpedo from U-129 and sank within two minutes. The master and 12 crew members were lost. The survivors jumped into the water but managed to get into the starboard lifeboat. The U-boat surfaced, questioned the survivors and gave them the course for Cuba. After a search for more survivors they headed for land, reaching the coast near Santa Lucia on 21 July.
|On board||We have details of 24 people who were on board.|
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