Soviet Motor torpedo boat
|Type:||Motor torpedo boat|
|Date of attack||15 Jul 1944||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Damaged by U-679 (Friedrich Breckwoldt)|
|Position||Grid AO 3355|
|Complement||? men (? dead and ? survivors).|
|Notes on loss|
On 14 Jul, 1944, U-679 entered the Bay of Viborg but was located from Ruonti Island and soon attacked by small units of the Soviet Navy. At 00.12 hours on 15 July, the Germans opened fire with all guns at three motor torpedo boats and observed hits on two of them. TK-57 was damaged in the encounter but fired two torpedoes of which one passed just ahead of the U-boat. The retreat of the U-boat was assisted by a Finnish land battery at Ristniemi that opened fire on the Soviet vessels and drove them away.
* 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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