Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Lark (U 11)

British Sloop

Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), FL-9968

NameHMS Lark (U 11)
Type:Sloop (Modified Black Swan)
Tonnage1,350 tons
Completed1943 - ScottĀ“s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack17 Feb 1945Nationality:      British
FateA total loss by U-968 (Otto Westphalen)
Position69° 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.

Earlier that day, U-425 (Bentzien) had been sunk by depth charges from HMS Lark (U 11) and HMS Alnwick Castle (K 405).

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