British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Todd Drydock & Construction Corp, Tacoma WA|
|Owner||Moss Hutchinson Line Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||2 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-402 (Siegfried von Forstner)|
|Position||52.26N, 45.22W - Grid AJ 8658|
|Complement||50 (0 dead and 50 survivors).|
|Route||New York (24 Oct) - St. Johns (30 Oct) - Glasgow|
|Cargo||5560 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 loss|
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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