BTSC-411 Zashchitnik (No 26)
Soviet Fleet minesweeper
|Name||BTSC-411 Zashchitnik (No 26)|
|Type:||Fleet minesweeper (Fugas)|
|Completed||1938 - Zavod No 201 (Marine Works), Sevastopol|
|Date of attack||15 Jun 1943||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Sunk by U-24 (Klaus Petersen)|
|Position||Grid CL 9613|
|Complement||52 officers and men (26 dead and 26 survivors).|
|Notes on event|
At 14.19 hours on 15 Jun, 1943, U-24 fired a spread of two torpedoes at the BTSC-411 Zashchitnik (No 26), which had been spotted at 13.54 hours and observed one hit in the stern after 1 minute 30 seconds. The vessel broke in two and sank about 20 miles west of Suchumi. The survivors were picked up by the Soviet patrol craft SKA-0101 and SKA-0138.
* Estimated position shown here is based on positions of losses in a roughly the same German grid code. It may be a bit off but should give a good idea as to where the attack took place.
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