Dudley Louis Reynolds, born at Blair, Nebr., 20 November 1910, enlisted in the Navy on 4 January 1928. Warranted Machinist from 18 February 1938, he was commissioned ensign on 23 July 1942. He served briefly in Saratoga (February and March 1938), then reported for duty in Pensacola (CA-24). Ensign Reynolds was killed on board Pensacola during action against the Japanese in the Battle of Tassafaronga, Solomon Islands, on 30 November 1942.
DE-91, originally assigned the name Reynolds, was designated for transfer to the United Kingdom on 10 June 1943; laid down on 10 October 1943 by the Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, Hingham, Mass.; launched on 14 October 1943; and delivered to and commissioned in the Royal Navy as HMS Halsted on 3 November 1943. Subsequently damaged, she was cannibalized for spares in late 1944 and was scrapped in 1948 by the R. V. Holland Shipbreaking Yard.
25 September 2005