HMS Denbigh Castle (K 696)
|Name||HMS Denbigh Castle (K 696)|
|Completed||1944 - John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen|
|Date of attack||13 Feb 1945||Nationality: British|
|Fate||A total loss by U-992 (Hans Falke)|
|Position||69° 20'N, 33° 33'E - Grid AC 88|
|Complement||? men (11 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Loch Ewe - Kola Inlet|
|History||Completed in December 1944 |
|Notes on event|
At 00.05 hours on 13 February 1945, U-992 attacked convoy JW-64 and reported a steamer damaged. But the torpedo hit HMS Denbigh Castle (K 696) (LtCdr Graham Butcher, DSC, RNVR) 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.
|On board||We have details of 18 people who were on board.|
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