Poon Lim's 133 Day South Atlantic Odyssey

Poon Lim and his raft, photo made on request of the US Navy for its Survival Training.
Poon Lim and his raft, photo made on request of the US Navy for its Survival Training.

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