ES Antilla


The Electro Schiff Antilla was built in Germany and was launched in March 1939. At the outbreak of world war two she was in the Caribbean and sought harbor in Aruba. Here she and other German ships were blocked in by Allied warships. 10.May 1940 it was decided to confiscate all German ships in Aruba, but this was refused by the Captain on Antilla and the crew set the ship ablaze and opened the valves. A few hours later she sank in Malmok Bay and laid herself at rest on a depth of 18 meter.

Former names:

383,3 x 55,7 x 22,8 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
4363 grt
Hamburg ( D ) 1939 Hamburg ( D )

12 60175 N 070 05815 W

Picture: ES Antilla
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