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Old 2nd October 2005, 23:46
DAVIDJM DAVIDJM is offline  
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Empire Gilden

Ihope the memberes can help me with this one.
i have among my b/w prints, a copy of a photo of a ship with the words

EMPIRE GILDCN BR or gilden, gilocn, giloon.
taken 8/28/42 at anch I take it that means 28 august 1942
US AUTHORITY i think is on the bottom

my problem is that i can not find it in THE EMPIRE SHIPS second edition
nor on line

i have tried to scan the photo but having a little problem at moment but i hope someone will have an answer.
many thanks for now

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Old 22nd November 2005, 09:37
ray1buck1 ray1buck1 is offline  
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Have a look on Ted Finch's site
it could be
Guidon 7044 431 56 10 1942 MOWT
31.10.42 Torpedoed and sunk by U.504 at 30.10S 33.50E.
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Old 23rd November 2005, 12:11
DAVIDJM DAVIDJM is offline  
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Thank you Ray,
I have had a look at the website you mension, It gave me a target to start with.
I also have the book Empire Ships by W H Mitchell and L A Sawyer.

but i have now found a lot more info on http://uboat.net

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Old 25th August 2006, 17:23
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Empire Guidon

Hi here is some info on the Empire Guidon built 1942 Grt 7,041 yard Furness S.B.Haverton Hill.Sunk by Sub.U504 30-10s- 33-50e on voyage U.K.To Alexandria crew member George Alvin order of the British Empire 12th April 1943 for courage,initative and Leadership hope this is of some help.
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Old 30th August 2006, 14:07
DAVIDJM DAVIDJM is offline  
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Thanks Rob

Sorry I hadnít noticed your message until now, I had thought this line was closed. But that bit of info is very handy.

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