HMS Lark (1944) SL  (16th)

This the sixteenth ship to carry the name HMS Lark/Larke was a Modified Black Swan (1942), escort vessel (sloop).

Built by Scotts, laid down 05-May-1942, launched 28-Aug-1943 and completed 10-Apr-1944.

On completion took part in Normandy landings operations until Sep-1944. Then it was to the Arctic for Russian convoy escort. Sank U-425 on 17-Feb-1945 but was herself attacked by U-968 and torpedoed. Severely damaged she was towed to Kola Inlet and beached. The hull was stripped of all stores, spares and some main machinery. The remaining hulk was handed over to the Russians 13-Jun-1945 for disposal.

Won the Battle Honours: Normandy 1944, English Channel 1944, North Sea 1944 and Arctic 1944-45.


Other HMS Lark/Larke
- 1st  HMS Larke
- 2nd HMS Larke
- 3rd HMS Larke
- 4th HMS Larke
- 5th HMS Larke
- 6th HMS Larke
- 7th HMS Larke
- 8th HMS Lark
- 9th HMS Lark
- 10th HMS Lark
- 11th HMS Lark
- 12th HMS Lark
- 13th HMS Lark
- 14th HMS Lark
- 15th HMS Lark
- 16th HMS Lark

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This page last edited - 21 October, 2012.

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