HMS Lark (U 11)
|Name||HMS Lark (U 11)|
|Type:||Sloop (Modified Black Swan)|
|Completed||1943 - Scott´s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Date of attack||17 Feb 1945||Nationality: British|
|Fate||A total loss by U-968 (Otto Westphalen)|
|Position||69° 30'N, 34° 33'E - Grid AC 8865|
|Complement||? men (3 dead and ? survivors).|
|History||Completed in April 1944 |
|Notes on event|
At 10.15 hours on 17 Feb 1945, U-968 fired one LUT torpedo at a warship reported as a Soviet destroyer of the Groznyj class and observed a hit after 6 minutes 20 seconds. HMS Lark (U 11) (Cdr Hedworth Lambton, RN, (retired)) was hit in the stern northeast of Murmansk, towed into the Kola Inlet and beached near Rosta. The ship was declared a total loss by the Royal Navy and the wreck handed over to the Soviets.
|On board||We have details of 6 people who were on board.|
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