Soviet Motor merchant
|Completed||1933 - Zavod No 194 (Andre Marti), Leningrad|
|Owner||Baltijskoe Gosudarstvennoe Morskoe Parohodstvo (BGMP)|
|Date of attack||23 Nov 1942||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Sunk by U-601 (Peter-Ottmar Grau)|
|Position||75° 30'N, 8° 00'E - Grid AB 3569|
|Complement||41 (41 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Archangelsk - Iceland|
|History||Completed as Severoles for Dalnevostochnoe Gosudarstvennoe Morskoe Parokhodstvo (DGMP), Vladivostok. 1934 renamed Kuznetz Lesov for Baltijskoe Gosudarstvennoe Morskoe Parohodstvo (BGMP). |
|Notes on event|
At 07.28 hours on 23 Nov 1942, U-601 fired a spread of three torpedoes at the Kuznets Lesov (Master V.A. Tsibul’kin), which was straggling from the convoy QP-15 after a heavy storm. The ship was hit in the forepart with one torpedo and sank within four minutes. The master, 31 crew members and nine gunners were lost.
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