Ships hit by U-boats


Anten

Swedish Steam merchant



Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-1941

NameAnten
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,135 tons
Completed1920 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerRederi-A/B Transatlantic, Gothenburg 
HomeportGothenburg 
Date of attack23 Nov 1940Nationality:      Swedish
 
FateSunk by U-123 (Karl-Heinz Moehle)
Position56° 57'N, 18° 18'W - Grid AL 3958
Complement33 (1 dead and 32 survivors).
ConvoyOB-244
RouteLiverpool - Capetown 
CargoBallast 
History Completed in November 1920 
Notes on event

At 09.14 hours on 23 Nov 1940 the Anten in convoy OB-244 was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-123 and was abandoned by the crew. The survivors were picked up by HMS Sandwich (L 12) (Cdr M.J. Yeatman, RN) and landed at Liverpool on 27 November. The wreck sank two days later in 57°15N/17°40W.

The U-boat had tried to finish off the torpedoed ship, but it collided submerged with an object, probably another wreck or debris. Both periscopes and the conning tower were damaged and forced U-123 to break off the patrol.

 
On boardWe have details of 4 people who were on board

Location of attack on Anten.

ship sunk.


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