Allied Warships

HMS Goodwin (4.68)

Armed boarding vessel

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed boarding vessel
Class[No specific class] 
Built byCaledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. (Dundee, Scotland) 
Laid down 
LaunchedApr 1917 
Commissioned 1939 
End service 

Passenger vessel completed in May 1917.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Displacement: 1928 GRT.
Dimensions: 82.4 x 11.3 feet.
Armament: 1 12 pdr AA
Speed: 12.5 knots.

Became an auxiliary Anti Aricraft vessel in 1941.


Commands listed for HMS Goodwin (4.68)

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1Lt. Angus Alexander Mackenzie, RNR9 Sep 19393 Oct 1939
2Lt.Cdr. (retired) Charles Frederick Nock, RN3 Oct 1939mid 1940
3Lt. Robert Ernest Brett, RNRmid 19408 Apr 1941
4Lt.Cdr. Joseph Stretch, RNR8 Apr 1941late 1942

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Notable events involving Goodwin include:

23 May 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Holyhead for Rothesay. She was escorted by the British patrol vessel HMS Goodwin (Lt.Cdr. J. Stretch, RNR). (1)

24 May 1941
HMS H 44 (Lt. W.N.R. Knox, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Holy HMS Goodwin (Lt.Cdr. J. Stretch, RNR). (2)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/16781

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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