Soviet Survey ship
|Completed||1939 - Pindushkaya Yard|
|Owner||Glavnoe Upravlenie Severnogo Morskogo Puti (GUSMP)|
|Date of attack||26 Aug 1944||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Sunk by U-957 (Gerd Schaar)|
|Position||75° 35'N, 89° 50'E - Grid XA 7553|
|Complement||22 (18 dead and 4 survivors).|
|Route||Dikson (23 Aug) - Shkhery Minina - Nordensheld archipelago|
|Notes on event|
At 01.04 hours on 26 Aug 1944 the Nord (Captain V.V. Pavlov) was shelled and sunk by U-957. The vessel was able to send a distress message and fired one shot from the 45mm gun aboard, but missed. The U-boat took the four survivors (Lieutenant Skomorokh, a boatsman, a boy and a master of a lighthouse) as prisoners on board. They were landed on 3 September in Hammerfest, transferred to Narvik by train and later by ship to Danzig in a POW camp.
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