Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Goodson (K 480)

British Frigate

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NameHMS Goodson (K 480)
Type:Frigate (Captain)
Tonnage1,300 tons
Completed1943 - Boston Navy Yard, Boston MA 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack25 Jun 1944Nationality:      British
FateA total loss by U-984 (Heinz Sieder)
Position50° 00'N, 2° 49'W - Grid BF 2662
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
History Laid down as destroyer escort USS George (DE 276) of the Evarts-class for the US Navy, completed in October 1943 as frigate HMS Goodson (K 480) for the Royal Navy. 
Notes on event

At 15.14 hours on 25 June 1944, U-984 fired a Gnat at the ships of the 5th Escort Group and hit the HMS Goodson (K 480) (A/LtCdr J.W. Cooper, RNR (retired)) in the stern. She was towed to Portland by HMS Bligh (K 467) (T/Lt W.B. de Quincey, RNVR) and declared a total loss. In October 1944 the ship was returned to the US Navy, but sold to be broken up at Belfast in January 1947.

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