Ships hit by U-boats

Port Antonio

Norwegian Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of H. Larsson-Feddes Collection

NamePort Antonio
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,266 tons
Completed1913 - Sørlandets Skibsbyggeri A/S, Fevig near Arendal 
OwnerL. Harboe Jensen & Co, Oslo 
Date of attack19 Jul 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-129 (Hans-Ludwig Witt)
Position23° 39'N, 84° 00'W - Grid DM 4153
Complement24 (13 dead and 11 survivors).
RoutePuerto 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.

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On boardWe have details of 24 people who were on board

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