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|Completed||1942 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||Anning Brothers Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||31 Oct 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-504 (Hans-Georg Friedrich Poske)|
|Position||30.48S, 34.11E - Grid KP 9787|
|Complement||57 (5 dead and 52 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Durban (30 Oct) - Alexandria|
|Cargo||7032 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.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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