Allied Warships

HMS Goodson (K 480)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 480 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 Jan 1942 
Laid down20 May 1943 
Launched8 Jul 1943 
Commissioned9 Oct 1943 
End service 

At 15.14 hours on 25 June 1944 the German submarine U-984 fired a Gnat torpedo at the ships of the 5th Escort Group and hit HMS Goodson (A/Lt.Cdr. Jack Winston Cooper, RNR (retired)) in the stern. She was towed to Portland by HMS Bligh and declared a total loss.


Hit by U-boat
A total loss on 25 Jun 1944 by U-984 (Sieder).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Goodson
Former nameUSS George DE 276

Commands listed for HMS Goodson (K 480)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Frank Brown Allen, RNR9 Oct 1943May 1944
2A/Lt.Cdr. (retired) Jack Winston Cooper, RNR1 May 1944mid 1945

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Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

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