Poon Lim's 133 Day South Atlantic Odyssey

Location: Belém, Pará, Brazil

Photographer: U.S Navy
Source: The Vintage News

Historical Events

  • 1942-11-23 Chinese steward Poon Lim begins 133 days adrift after British ship SS Benlomond torpedoed by german U-boat and he is the sole survivor
  • 1943-04-05 Chinese steward Poon Lim is found off the coast of Brazil by a Brazilian fisherman family after being adrift 133 days, after British ship SS Benlomond torpedoed by german U-boat

Historical Photos