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Reybold (DE 275) / HMS Goodall (K.479)

Class: Evarts (lend-lease)
Type: GMT (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, short hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1140 tons (light), 1430 tons (full)
Length: 283' 6" (wl), 289' 5" (oa)
Beam: 35' (extreme)
Draft: 11' (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 19 kts
Range: 4,150 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3-3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 4-20mm Mk 4 AA (varied by ship), 4 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 156
Building and Operational Data:
  • Contract Awarded, 25 January 1942
  • Keel Laid, 20 May 1943 at Boston Naval Shipyard, Boston MA
  • Launched, 8 July 1943
  • Christened 20 January 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Diana V.K. Evans-Lombe
  • Transferred to RN and commissioned as HMS Goodall (K.479) 4 October 1943
  • Torpedoed by U-968 off Kola Inlet, 29 April 1945, sunk by gunfire from HMS Anguilla, 30 April 1945
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    Goodall 81k undated wartime image Anne C. Heighington
    Goodall 116k Five photos of HMS Goodall (K-479).

    first / top photo: looking aft from the forecastle

    second photo: showing a fine view of her forecastle and A and B gundecks.

    third photo: Goodall's wheelhouse. Note the utility ship's wheel - brass, with plastic rim and no spokes

    fourth photo: a view from the mast of the bridge area

    fifth / bottom photo: looking aft from the funnel top. Note the additional racking to hold up to 200 depth charges.

    (Photos from "The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War" by Donald Collingwood)
    Robert Hurst
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    Goodall 76k
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    Goodall 117k

    History of HMS Goodall (K.479), ex-Reybold (DE 275)
    (No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)

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