Soviet Steam merchant
|Completed||1917 - Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges., Flensburg|
|Owner||Dalnevostochnoe Gosudarstvennoe Morskoe Parokhodstvo (DGMP), Wladiwostok|
|Date of attack||13 Apr 1942||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Sunk by U-436 (Günther Seibicke)|
|Position||73° 22'N, 28° 48'E - Grid AC 5414|
|Complement||? men (6 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Murmansk - Iceland|
|Cargo||Chrome and timber|
|History||Completed in June 1917 as German Waldenburg for Deutsch-Australische DG, Hamburg. 1921 taken over by Britain and renamed Maritime for William Thomas Shipping Co Ltd (R.J. Thomas & Co Ltd), Liverpool. 1922 renamed Cambrian Queen for the same owner. 1928 sold to Germany and renamed Remscheid for Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen. 1932 sold to Sovietunion and renamed Kiev. |
|Notes on event|
At 00.59 hours on 13 April 1942, U-436 fired torpedoes at the convoy QP-10 and heard one hit after a running time of 48 seconds and saw three lifeboats after surfacing at 02.15 hours. The Kiev (Master L.K. Silin) was hit by one torpedo and sank within 7 minutes. Five crewmen were lost. The remaining crew members and eight passengers (family members of Soviet embassy employees in London) were picked up after 30 minutes by HMS Blackfly (FY 117) (Lt A.P. Hughes, RNR), but a female crew member died from wounds. The survivors were later landed in Iceland.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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