ERIC CHARLES GOODWIN

Born: 9th July 1917, Ipswich.

Died: 12th August 1941; Age: 24; MPK – at sea.

Rank: Leading Supply Assistant; Service Number: C/MX 52044.

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Picotee’

 

Memorial Reference:

49.1.

Chatham Naval Memorial,

Chatham,

Kent.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles Alfred & Jessie Goodwin, of Ipswich.

 

Father: Charles Alfred Goodwin, born August 1888, Chelsea, Middlesex – died April 1938, Dover, Kent.

Mother: Jessie Goodwin (nee Hancock), born January 1891, Ipswich.

 

H.M.S. ‘Picotee’ – 12th August 1941.

 

H.M.S. ‘Picotee’ was a Flower class corvette, built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Laid down 21st March 1940. Launched 21st March 1940. Completed 5th September 1940. Commisioned 5th September 1940. She was based at Greenock, Renfrewshire and commanded by Lieutenant Ronald Arthur Harrison. She was allocated to the 4th Escort Group and left port on the 7th August 1941 escorting convoy ONS-4 bound for Iceland. During the night of the 11th/12th August 1941, she was torpedoed by German submarine U-568. Hit by 1 torpedo amindships just below the bridge she broke in two and sank immediately, 70 miles south of Iceland. 5 officers and 61 ratings lost their lives.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/49/a2467749.shtml

 

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