Soviet Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - A/S Bergens Mekaniske Verksteder, Bergen|
|Date of attack||22 Apr 1945||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Sunk by U-997 (Hans Lehmann)|
|Position||69.40N, 33.18E - Grid AC 8852|
|Complement||42 (5 dead and 37 survivors).|
|Route||Liinahamari - Murmansk|
|History||Completed in August 1924 |
|Notes on event|
At 04.50 hours on 22 Apr, 1945, U-997 fired Gnats on two destroyers escorting the convoy PK-9 and claimed one destroyer sunk, but only end-of-run detonations were observed by Karl Libknecht and the Soviet patrol craft BO-225. At 05.08 hours, the U-boat torpedoed and damaged the Idefjord and eight minutes later sank the Onega.
Five crew members from the Onega were lost. 37 survivors were picked up by the Soviet patrol craft BO-220 and BO-228.
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