American Sailing ship
|Completed||1922 - Newcastle ME|
|Owner||F.J. O´Hara Bros Co, Boston MA|
|Date of attack||13 Jun 1944||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Damaged by U-107 (Volker Simmermacher)|
|Position||43° 00'N, 65° 12'W - Grid BB 7782|
|Complement||27 (0 dead and 27 survivors).|
|Route||La Have Banks, Nova Scotia - Boston|
|Cargo||50 tons of fish|
|Notes on event|
At 07.55 hours on 13 June 1944, U-107 missed the unescorted and unarmed Lark (Master James L. Abbott) with a torpedo and again at 08.15 hours about 32 miles southeast of Cape Sable. The U-boat then surfaced off the starboard quarter of the fishing vessel and fired at 08.30 hours a warning shot over the ship. The diesel engines were secured immediately and the crew of two officers and 25 crewmen abandoned ship in five dories, with the exception of the master and the cook who remained on board. The U-boat began shooting at the rigging, deck and hull with the 3.7cm and 2cm guns. Hits were made on the pilot house and in the hull above the waterline and the mainsail and riding sail were shot away. At daybreak, 40 minutes later, the U-boat departed.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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