Norwegian Motor merchant
|Completed||1939 - Kockums Mekaniska Verksteds A/B, Malmö|
|Owner||S. Holter-Sørensen, Oslo|
|Date of attack||23 Apr 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Damaged by U-752 (Karl-Ernst Schroeter)|
|Position||39° 10'N, 72° 00'W - Grid CA 5394|
|Complement||? men (1 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Santos (6 Apr) - New York|
|History||Completed in June 1939|
1965 sold to Bulgaria and renamed Topaz for Bulet State Economic Enterprise. 1968 sold to Greece and renamed Eleni for V. Hadji Ioannou. Broken up at Karachi in January 1973.
|Notes on event|
At 11.20 hours on 23 April 1942 the unescorted Reinholt (Master Hans Nielsen) was attacked by U-752 with gunfire for about 20 minutes. The U-boat fired about 40 rounds of which 20-25 hit, but had then to break off the attack because two destroyers were spotted. The merchant had returned fire with 14 rounds from the stern gun without hitting. One man was killed and two were injured, which were transferred after about seven hours to a destroyer and were brought to a hospital in Brooklyn. The Reinholt had caught fire which was brought under control by the crew after 20 minutes, assisted by USS Rhind (DD 404) and reached New York the next day. She was repaired and returned to service after 17 days.
The master was awarded the Krigskorset, the highest Norwegian war medal. 15 other men received Krigsmedaljen.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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