Ships hit by U-boats


T-118

Soviet Fleet minesweeper


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NameT-118
Type:Fleet minesweeper (Admirable)
Tonnage625 tons
Completed1943 - Tampa Shipbuilding Co Inc, Tampa FL 
OwnerSoviet Navy 
Homeport 
Date of attack12 Aug 1944Nationality:      Soviet
 
FateSunk by U-365 (Heimar Wedemeyer)
Position73° 22'N, 66° 35'E - Grid AT 6434
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
ConvoyBD-5
RouteWhite Sea - Dikson 
Cargo 
History Completed on 16 Sep 1943, as USS Armada (AM 145) for the US Navy, but on the same day transferred to the Soviet Navy under lend-lease agreement and renamed T-118
Notes on event

At 18.53 hours on 12 Aug 1944, U-365 attacked convoy BD-5 in Kara Sea with a spread of three FAT torpedoes and hit the Marina Raskova, which continued damaged. The U-boat was attacked by the escorting minesweepers, but at 19.03 hours, managed to sink T-118 with a Gnat and at 23.45 hours T-114 with a T-3 torpedo. The merchant sank following two coups de grâce at 01.04 and 01.23 hours on 13 August in 73°21N/67°20E. Of the 632 men on the three ships, only 259 were rescued. 186 were picked up by T-116 and 73 others by Soviet MBR-2 flying boats.

 

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U-Boat Attack Logs

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