Allied Warships

HMS Goathland (L 27)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type III) 
PennantL 27 
Built byFairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland) 
Ordered28 Jul 1940 
Laid down30 Jan 1941 
Launched3 Feb 1942 
Commissioned6 Nov 1942 
End service24 Jul 1944 
History

Heavily damaged by mines off Normandy on 24 July 1944, declared a constructive total loss and not repaired.

HMS Goathland is not listed as active unit in the October 1944 Navy List

Scrapped at Troon in February 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Goathland (L 27)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Edward Nigel Pumphrey, DSO, DSC, RN8 Sep 194225 Oct 1943
2Lt. Breon George Buckle Bordes, DSC, RN25 Oct 1943mid 1944

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Notable events involving Goathland include:


16 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Kingston Olivine (Lt. G.C. Crowley, RN), HMS Wear (?), HMS Goathland (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Pumphrey, RN, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Fiaray (T/Lt. W.F. McAusland, RNVR). (1)

17 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Wear (?), HMS Goathland (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Pumphrey, RN, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN), HMS Test (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Collinson, RD, RN) and HMIS Carnatic (Lt. H.J.D. Hamilton, RIN). (1)

18 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMIS Baluchistan (Lt. D.A. McDonald, RIN) and HMS Goathland (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Pumphrey, RN, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN). (1)

7 Dec 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. C. Gordon, RN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Abdiel (Capt. D. Orr-Ewing, RN) and HMS Goathland (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Pumphrey, RN, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN). (2)

11 Dec 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. C. Gordon, RN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Goathland (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Pumphrey, RN, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN). After these exercises HMS H 32 conducted a practice attack on HMS Howe (Capt. C.H.L. Woodhouse, CB, RN). (2)

19 Dec 1942
HrMs O 15 (Lt. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Relentless (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Fell, RN) and HMS Goathland (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Pumphrey, RN, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) (3)

11 Dec 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Watchman (Lt.Cdr. G.H.D. Williams, RN) and HMS Goathland (Lt.Cdr. B.G.B. Bordes, DSC, RN). (4)

12 Dec 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Watchman (Lt.Cdr. G.H.D. Williams, RN) and HMS Goathland (Lt.Cdr. B.G.B. Bordes, DSC, RN). (4)

13 Dec 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Goathland (Lt.Cdr. B.G.B. Bordes, DSC, RN). (5)

14 Dec 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Goathland (Lt.Cdr. B.G.B. Bordes, DSC, RN) and HMCS Summerside (T/Lt. G. St. A.Mongenais, RCNVR). (5)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17255
  2. ADM 173/17220
  3. File 2.12.03.6397 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  4. File 2.12.03.6384 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  5. ADM 173/17777

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


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