British Steam merchant
|Completed||1927 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||F. Bolton & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||31 Oct 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-504 (Hans-Georg Friedrich Poske)|
|Position||30° 02'S, 35° 02'E - Grid KP 9843|
|Complement||47 (47 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||New York - Durban - Karachi, India|
|History||Completed in February 1927 |
|Notes on event|
At 17.18 hours on 31 Oct 1942 the unescorted Reynolds (Master Roderick David McLeod) was hit by two torpedoes from U-504 about 210 miles east of Durban. She was hit amidships and in the stern, capsized and sank within seconds. The Germans questioned the few survivors and they told them that the ship was the Reynolds en route from Durban to India with general cargo. However, no survivors were ever found and it was first assumed that the ship had been sunk by a raider in about 29°S/41°E. The master, 39 crew members and seven gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 47 people who were on board.|
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