British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Napier & Miller Ltd, Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow|
|Owner||New Egypt & Levant Shipping Co Ltd, Alexandria|
|Date of attack||11 May 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-402 (Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner)|
|Position||40° 30'N, 32° 30'W - Grid CE 1547|
|Complement||46 (3 dead and 43 survivors).|
|Route||St.John, New Brunswick - Halifax - Avonmouth|
|Cargo||7800 tons of grain, 255 tons of general cargo and 250 trucks|
|Notes on event|
At 20.00 hours on 11 May 1943, U-402 attacked convoy SC-129 about 300 miles northwest of the Azores and claimed two ships sunk with 9000 tons. The ships sunk were the Antigone and Grado.
Three crew members from the Antigone (Master Frederick Williams) were lost. The master, 35 crew members and seven gunners were picked up by the British rescue ship Melrose Abbey (Master Ralph Good OBE) and landed at Gourock on 20 May.
|On board||We have details of 6 people who were on board.|
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