Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Stork (U 81)

British Sloop

NameHMS Stork (U 81)
Type:Sloop (Bittern)
Tonnage1,190 tons
Completed1936 - William Denny & Brothers Ltd, Dumbarton 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack12 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-77 (Otto Hartmann)
Position36° 40'N, 2° 45'E - 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.

Broken up at Troon in June 1958.

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 boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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