Ships hit by U-boats

Empire Guidon

British Steam merchant

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NameEmpire Guidon
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,041 tons
Completed1942 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough 
OwnerAnning Brothers Ltd, Cardiff 
Date of attack31 Oct 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-504 (Hans-Georg Friedrich Poske)
Position30° 48'S, 34° 11'E - Grid KP 9787
Complement57 (5 dead and 52 survivors).
RouteNew York - Durban (30 Oct) - Alexandria 
Cargo7032 tons of military stores, general cargo and coal 
History Completed in August 1942 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) 
Notes on event

At 09.03 hours on 31 Oct 1942 the unescorted Empire Guidon (Master Henry Burgess) was torpedoed and sunk by U-504 about 180 miles east-southeast of Durban. One crew member, one gunner and three passengers were lost. The master, 43 crew members and eight gunners were picked up by the Clan Alpine and landed at Port Elizabeth.

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