Ships hit by U-boats


BTSC-410 Vzryv (No 25)

Soviet Fleet minesweeper


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NameBTSC-410 Vzryv (No 25)
Type:Fleet minesweeper (Fugas)
Tonnage441 tons
Completed1939 - Zavod No 201 (Marine Works), Sevastopol 
OwnerSoviet Navy 
Homeport 
Date of attack2 Sep 1944Nationality:      Soviet
 
FateSunk by U-19 (Willy Ohlenburg)
Position43.51N, 29.12E - Grid CL 1577
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
Convoy
Route 
Cargo 
History  
Notes on event

The BTSC-410 Vzryv was en route in the Black Sea southeast of Constanca with the Romanian minelayer Admiral Murgescu (812 tons), when the Soviet vessel was torpedoed and sunk by U-19 at 05.22 hours on 2 Sep, 1944. She was the last victim of the U-boats in the Black Sea.

Since Romania had only recently declared war on Germany (25 August), the Soviets accused the Romanian Navy of treachery and complicity in the sinking of this vessel, because the Romanian minelayer was not attacked. On 5 September, the Soviets cited this sinking as an excuse for the seizure of the Romanian fleet.

 

Location of attack on BTSC-410 Vzryv (No 25).

ship sunk.


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U-Boat Attack Logs

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