HMS Gould (K 476)
|Name||HMS Gould (K 476)|
|Completed||1943 - Boston Navy Yard, Boston MA|
|Date of attack||1 Mar 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-358 (Rolf Manke)|
|Position||45° 46'N, 23° 16'W - Grid BE 48|
|Complement||137 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 board||We have details of 127 people who were on board.|
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