Ships hit by U-boats


Smelyj

Soviet Motor tug


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NameSmelyj
Type:Motor tug
Tonnage71 tons
Completed 
Owner 
Homeport 
Date of attack29 May 1944Nationality:      Soviet
 
FateSunk by U-23 (Rolf-Birger Wahlen)
Position42.51N, 41.03E - Grid CL 9632
Complement? men (11 dead and ? survivors).
Convoy
RouteOchamciri - Suchumi 
Cargo 
History  
Notes on event

At 12.56 hours on 29 May, 1944, U-23 fired a spread of two torpedoes at tanker of about 1800 tons, which was in tow escorted by two warships and aircraft. Wahlen heard two detonations, but could not observe the effects because the U-boat was attacked with depth charges for the next two hours. In fact the tug Smelyj was hit by one torpedo and sank off Babushery near Suchumi.

 

Location of attack on Smelyj.

ship sunk.


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