The eight 'L' boats were:
Laforey G99 (Captain D) sunk 30/3/44 by U-223 N Sicily
Lance G87 bombed and put out of action 9/4/42 in Malta harbour
Legion G74 bombed and put out of action 26/3/42 in Malta harbour
Lightning G55 (Half leader) torpedoed 12/3/43 by German 'E' boat off Bizerta
Lively G40 sunk 11/5/42 by German aircraft off Sollum
Lookout G32 the only 'L' boat to survive the war
Loyal G15 mined 12/10/44 NE coast of Italy
Gurkha G63 (ex Larne) sunk 17/1/42 by U-133 off Sidi Barani
Lance was declared a constructive total loss (CTL) and was later salved
and scrapped in 1944.
Loyal was declared a CTL and was scrapped in 1948 after four years as a
It is interesting to note that Lightning and Laforey received oblique references
as 'L' class destroyers Liberal and Lancelot in Nicholas Monsarrat's classic
The Cruel Sea.