Ships hit by U-boats


HMS Denbigh Castle (K 696)

British Corvette



Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), FL-6032

NameHMS Denbigh Castle (K 696)
Type:Corvette (Castle)
Tonnage1,060 tons
Completed1944 - John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Homeport 
Date of attack13 Feb 1945Nationality:      British
 
FateA total loss by U-992 (Hans Falke)
Position69° 20'N, 33° 33'E - Grid AC 88
Complement? men (11 dead and ? survivors).
ConvoyJW-64
RouteLoch Ewe - Kola Inlet 
Cargo 
History Completed in December 1944 
Notes on event

At 00.05 hours on 13 Feb 1945, U-992 attacked the convoy JW-64 and reported a steamer damaged. But the torpedo hit HMS Denbigh Castle (K 696) (LtCdr G. Butcher, RNR) on the port side, which was towed by HMS Bluebell (K 80) (Lt G.H. Walker, DSC, RNVR) and a Russian tug into the Kola Inlet. The ship was beached in the Bolshaya Volokovaya Bay near Vaenga, but later capsized and was declared a total loss.

 
More infoMore on this vessel 
On boardWe have details of 16 people who were on board

Location of attack on HMS Denbigh Castle (K 696).

ship damaged.


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