Ships hit by U-boats

T-911 (No 65)

Soviet M/S trawler

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NameT-911 (No 65)
Type:M/S trawler
Tonnage559 tons
Completed1933 - Zavod No 190 (A. Zhdanov), Leningrad 
OwnerSoviet Navy 
Date of attack30 Jul 1943Nationality:      Soviet
FateSunk by U-703 (Joachim BrĂ¼nner)
Position71° 07'N, 51° 50'E - Grid AT 7282
Complement42 (28 dead and 14 survivors).
RouteKolguev Island (30 Jul) - Belush’ia Guba 
History Completed as steam trawler RT-76 Astrakhan for Sevgosrybtrest NKRP, Murmansk. On 13 Nov 1941, the ship was requisitioned by the Soviet Navy, converted to the M/S trawler T-911 (No 65), armed with two 45mm guns and two machine guns and assigned to the White Sea Flotilla on 26 November. 
Notes on event

At 15.48 hours on 30 July 1943, U-703 fired a torpedo at T-911 (No 65) off Novaya Zemlya and scored a hit after 90 seconds. The minesweeper was escorting convoy BA-12 when a U-boat was sighted and the ships continued on a zigzag course at higher speed. She could not keep up, was hit aft on the starboard side and sank by the stern within 50 seconds. 14 survivors were rescued after about 15 minutes by the Soviet minesweeper T-901 (No 55).


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