Ships hit by U-boats


Brazilian Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,223 tons
Completed1919 - Ateliers & Chantiers de St.Nazaire (PenhoĆ«t) SA, St.Nazaire 
OwnerManoel Leonidas de Albuquerque, Para 
Date of attack28 Sep 1942Nationality:      Brazilian
FateSunk by U-516 (Gerhard Wiebe)
Position5° 30'N, 53° 30'W - Grid EO 6595
Complement40 (16 dead and 24 survivors).
RoutePara - Paramaribo 
History Completed in June 1919 as Tourneur for the French Government. 1923 sold to Britain and renamed Ashbay. 1935 sold to Brazil and renamed Antonico
Notes on event

At 09.15 hours on 28 Sep 1942 the unescorted Antonico was shelled and sunk by U-516 at the entrance to the Marowyne River, Brazil.


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