Ships hit by U-boats


Soviet Steam tanker

Photo courtesy of Dmitriy A. Sidorov

Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage1,846 tons
Completed1939 - Zavod No 198 (Andre Marti), Nikolaev 
Date of attack29 Nov 1943Nationality:      Soviet
FateDamaged by U-20 (Karl Grafen)
Position42° 39'N, 39° 38'E - Grid CL 9529
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteTuapse - Batumi 
History Built for Sovtanker/NKMF, on 25 July 1942 transferred to ChABU/NKMF and on 25 September 1944 back to Sovtanker/NKMF.

Broken up in Russia in 1970. 
Notes on event

At 06.02 hours on 29 November 1943, U-20 fired a spread of two torpedoes at a convoy consisting of a tanker escorted by one torpedo boat and four patrol boats about 50 miles southwest of Gogra. No detonation was heard, so Grafen assumed that they had missed. In fact, one torpedo hit the Peredovik but was a dud and only made a small hole into the hull.


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