Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Gould (K 476)

British Frigate

HMS Gould as completed. Photo courtesy of Paul Shaw

NameHMS Gould (K 476)
Type:Frigate (Captain)
Tonnage1,192 tons
Completed1943 - Boston Navy Yard, Boston MA 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack1 Mar 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-358 (Rolf Manke)
Position45° 46'N, 23° 16'W - Grid BE 48
Complement137 officers and men (123 dead and 14 survivors).
History Laid down as destroyer escort USS Lovering (DE 272) of the Evarts-class for the US Navy, completed in September 1943 as frigate HMS Gould (K 476) for the Royal Navy. 
Notes on event

On 29 Feb 1944, U-358 was located by four frigates of the 1st Escort Group north-northeast of the Azores. HMS Affleck (K 362) (A/Cdr. C. Gwinner, DSO, RN (retired)), HMS Gould (K 476) (Lt D.W. Ungoed, RN), HMS Gore (K 481) (LtCdr J.V. Reeves-Brown, RN) and HMS Garlies (K 475) (Lt R.L. Calpe, DSC, RN) dropped 104 depth charges in the subsequent attacks, which were continued all throughout the night. The next day HMS Gore (K 481) and HMS Garlies (K 475) had to withdraw to Gibraltar for fuel, but the other two frigates continued the attack. In the afternoon, U-358 succeeded in torpedoing HMS Gould (K 476) with a Gnat, but was then forced to surface after being submerged for 38 hours and was sunk by gunfire by HMS Affleck (K 362).

The commander, six officers and 116 ratings from HMS Gould (K 476) were lost.

On boardWe have details of 127 people who were on board

Location of attack on HMS Gould (K 476).

ship sunk.

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

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