Zhemchug (No 27)
|Name||Zhemchug (No 27)|
|Completed||1937 - Zavod No 190 (A. Zhdanov), Leningrad|
|Date of attack||10 Aug 1941||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Sunk by U-451 (Eberhard Hoffmann)|
|Position||68° 39'N, 42° 07'E - Grid AW 2352|
|Complement||61 officers and men (61 dead - no survivors)|
|History||Completed in December 1937 as patrol ship PSK-301 for the NKVD. The ship participated in the Winter war against Finland. On 5 January 1941 renamed Zhemchug (No 27) and on 23 June assigned to the Northern Fleet. |
|Notes on event|
At 21.12 hours on 10 August 1941 the Zhemchug (No 27) was hit by one torpedo from U-451 while on patrol duties between Cape Svyatoj Nos and Cape Kanin Nos. The U-boat observed how the ship sank immediately west of Kanin Nos and later saw debris and two survivors, but all hands were lost. Only a life buoy of the ship was found ashore some days later.
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