HMS Lark (U 11)
Sloop of the Modified Black Swan class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Modified Black Swan|
|Built by||Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland)|
|Ordered||27 Mar 1941|
|Laid down||5 May 1942|
|Launched||28 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||10 Apr 1944|
|Lost||17 Feb 1945|
At 10.15 hours on 17 February 1945 the German submarine U-968 fired one LUT torpedo at a destroyer of the Groznyj-class and observed a hit after 6 minutes 20 seconds. In fact HMS Lark (Cdr. Hedworth Lambton, RN, (retired)) was hit in the stern north-east of Murmansk in position 69º30'N, 34º33'E, towed into the Kola Inlet and beached near Rosta. The ship was declared a total loss by the Royal Navy and the wreck was handed over to the Soviets.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Lark|
Commands listed for HMS Lark (U 11)
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|1||Cdr. Henry Leslie Pryse, RNR||Mar 1944||16 Oct 1944|
|2||Cdr. (retired) Hedworth Lambton, RN||16 Oct 1944||Feb/Mar 45|
|3||Lt. Reginald Kersley, RN||Feb/Mar 45||???|
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Notable events involving Lark include:
17 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-425 was sunk in the Barents Sea near Murmansk, Russia, in position 69°39'N, 35°50'E, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Lark (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Lambton, RN) and the British corvette HMS Alnwick Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. H.A. Stonehouse, DSC, RNR).