Allied Warships

HMS Goodall (K 479)

Frigate of the Captain class

HMS Goodall as seen during the war

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 479 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 Jan 1942 
Laid down20 May 1943 
Launched8 Jul 1943 
Commissioned4 Oct 1943 
Lost29 Apr 1945 
Loss position69° 25'N, 33° 38'E

HMS Goodall (Lt.Cdr. James Vaudalle Fulton, RNVR) was torpedoed and on 29 April 1945 in position 69º25'N, 33º38'E by U-286.

Just an hour before Goodall was was sunk she was missed with a gnat torpedo fired by U-968.


Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 29 Apr 1945 by U-286 (Dietrich).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Goodall
Former nameUSS Reybold DE 275

Commands listed for HMS Goodall (K 479)

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1Lt.Cdr. James Vaudalle Fulton, RNVR4 Oct 194329 Apr 1945 (+)

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Notable events involving Goodall include:

survivor of the sinking of HMS Goodhall not on any lists! rank torpedo man abs (1)

15 Mar 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Vidette (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC, RN or Lt. P.J. Stoner, RN), HMS Goodall (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Fulton, RNVR), HMCS Midland (T/Lt. W.O.O. Barbour, RCNR) and HMS Swale (Lt.Cdr. J. Jackson, DSC, RNR). (2)

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. Personal communication
  2. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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