HMS Stork (U 81)
|Name||HMS Stork (U 81)|
|Completed||1936 - William Denny & Brothers Ltd, Dumbarton|
|Date of attack||12 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-77 (Otto Hartmann)|
|Position||36.40N, 02.45E - Grid CH 9448|
|Complement||? men (? dead and ? survivors).|
|History||Laid down as sloop HMS Stork (L 81) and completed in September 1936 as survey vessel without armament. She served in the Far East until early 1939 and was then converted back to a sloop at Devonport.|
|Notes on event|
At 03.05 hours on 12 Nov, 1942, U-77 fired a spread of three torpedoes (one torpedo did not left its tube) at HMS Stork (U 81) (Cdr G.N. Brewer, RN) and observed a hit near the bridge. The U-boat was then attacked with depth charges from another escort while the sloop was taken in tow to Gibraltar. After temporary repairs she was taken to Falmouth and returned to service after being repaired.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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