George Henry Reynolds, RN

Born  4 Sep 1908


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Ranks

1 Jan 1929 A/S.Lt.
16 Sep 1929 S.Lt.
16 Jun 1931 Lt.
16 Jun 1939 Lt.Cdr.
??? A/Cdr.
4 Sep 1953 Cdr. (retired)

Retired: 4 Sep 1953


Decorations

Warship Commands listed for George Henry Reynolds, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Rover (N 62)Lt.Cdr.Submarine13 Dec 19418 Oct 1943
HMS Wuchang (F 30)A/Cdr.Submarine Depot Ship13 Oct 19435 Feb 1944

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS Rover (N 62)


25 Jan 1942
HMS Rover (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Reynolds, RN) was undocked.

Due to the strain on the dockyard, air raids, other priorities, delays in equipment that had to be shipped from the U.K. and the lack of skilled labour available little work had been done on Rover. It was Lt.Cdr. Reynolds estimate that it would take at least three more months before Rover's refit would be completed. Due to the Japanese advance plans were made to tow her away from Singapore as she was not able to proceed under her own power. (1)

29 Jan 1942
HMS Rover (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Reynolds, RN) left Singapore for Batavia, Java, Netherlands East Indies in tow of HMS Express (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Cartwright, RN).

As no log is available for this period no map can be displayed. (1)

30 Jan 1942
The submarine came under attack by a Japanese aircraft in the Banka Straits. Two bombs were dropped and fell between HMS Express and HMS Rover.

31 Jan 1942
HMS Rover (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Reynolds, RN) arrived at Batavia (Tandjong Priok). (1)

12 Feb 1942
HMS Rover (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Reynolds, RN) departed Batavia (Tandjong Priok) for Trincomalee. She was being towed by the mechant vessel City of Pretoria.

As no log is available for this period no map can be displayed. (1)

21 Feb 1942
HMS Rover (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Reynolds, RN) arrived at Trincomalee. (1)

26 Feb 1942
HMS Rover (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Reynolds, RN) departed Trincomalee for Bombay. She was still being towed by the mechant vessel City of Pretoria.

As no log is available for this period no map can be displayed. (1)

4 Mar 1942
HMS Rover (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Reynolds, RN) arrived at Bombay where her refit was to be continued by the Bombay Dockyard.

A lot of her equipment was lost at Singapore and had to be shipped from the U.K. It would therefore take considerable time before Rover would be completed. Her completion date was delayed a number of times due to other priorities and equipment that was being sent from the U.K. being lost. (1)

3 Apr 1942
HMS Rover (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Reynolds, RN) was docked at Bombay. (2)

15 Apr 1942
HMS Rover (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Reynolds, RN) was undocked. (2)

25 Aug 1943
HMS Rover (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Reynolds, RN) was docked at Bombay. (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/1833
  2. ADM 173/17552
  3. ADM 173/17982

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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