Graham Wallace was a sub-lieutenant in HMS Gould when she was sunk in 1944

December 23, 2009 3:50 AM

Subject: HMS Gould

Hello Mac

Seeing a letter on your site from Eddie Smith concerning HMS Gould, my uncle, Graham Wallace was a sub-lieutenant in Gould when she was sunk in 1944. I have written a pamphlet for my mother's benefit (Graham's sister) having done extensive research at the Public Record Office at Kew which unearths the board of enquiry notes following the sinking and various correspondence. The Midshipman in Gould was a man called Hainsworth who survived the sinking but
transferred to the Army. Sadly he died just before I could make contact with him 

What a great service you have undertaken

Best wishes
Graham Merriam


Thank you for that.

Some detail about HMS Gould from Uboat.net

HMS Gould (K 476)
Frigate of the Captain class

HMS Gould as completed.
Photo Courtesy of Paul Shaw.

      Navy The Royal Navy
      Type Frigate
      Class Captain
      Pennant K 476
      Built by Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)
      Laid down 23 Apr 1942
      Launched 4 Jun 1943
      Commissioned 18 Sep 1943
      Lost 1 Mar 1944
      Loss position 45.46N, 23.16W (See a map)

      History 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).

Former name USS Lovering DE-272

Commands listed for HMS Gould (K 476)
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     Commander From To
      1 Lt. Daniel William Ungoed, RN 16 Aug 1943 1 Mar
1944 (+)

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Noteable events involving Gould include:

26 Feb 1944
The German submarine U-91 was sunk Northern Atlantic, in position 49º45'N, 26º20'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). (see map)

1 Mar 1944
The German submarine U-358 in the North Atlantic north of the Azores, in position 45º46'N, 23º16'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). (see map)

Best wishes,


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