Allied Warships

HMS Gould (K 476)

Frigate of the Captain class

HMS Gould as completed.
Photo Courtesy of Paul Shaw.

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 476 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 Jan 1942 
Laid down23 Apr 1942 
Launched4 Jun 1943 
Commissioned18 Sep 1943 
Lost1 Mar 1944 
Loss position45° 46'N, 23° 16'W

HMS Gould (Lt. Daniel William Ungoed, RN) was torpedoed and sunk south-west of Ireland in position 45º46'N, 23º16'W by the German submarine U-358. 123 officers and men, including the commanding officer, went down with the ship. There were only 14 survivors.  

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 1 Mar 1944 by U-358 (Manke).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Gould
Former nameUSS Lovering DE-272

Commands listed for HMS Gould (K 476)

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1Lt. Daniel William Ungoed, RN16 Aug 19431 Mar 1944 (+)

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Notable events involving Gould include:

19 Feb 1944
HMS Vivid (Lt. J.C. Varley, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Gould (Lt D.W. Ungoed, RN). (1)

20 Feb 1944
HMS Vivid (Lt. J.C. Varley, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Gould (Lt D.W. Ungoed, RN), HMS Gore (Lt J. Reeves-Brown, RN), HMS Philante (Cdr. L.F. Durnford-Slater, RN) and ships from the 1st Escort Group. (1)

26 Feb 1944
German U-boat U-91 was sunk Northern Atlantic, in position 49°45'N, 26°20'W by the British frigates HMS Affleck (A/Cdr. C. Gwinner, DSO, RN (retired)), HMS Gore (Lt J. Reeves-Brown, RN) and HMS Gould (Lt D.W. Ungoed, RN).

1 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-358 in the North Atlantic north of the Azores, in position 45°46'N, 23°16'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Gould (Lt. D.W. Ungoed, RN), HMS Affleck (A/Cdr. C. Gwinner, DSO, RN (retired)), HMS Gore (Lt. J.V. Reeves-Brown, RN) and HMS Garlies (Lt. R.L. Calpe, DSC, RN).

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald


  1. ADM 173/19425

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

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