Ships hit by U-boats


Krest’janin

Soviet Steam merchant


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NameKrest’janin
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,513 tons
Completed1928 - Zavod No 189 (Ordzhonikidze), Leningrad 
OwnerSevernoje Gosudarstvennoe Morskoe Parokhodstvo (SGMP) 
HomeportLeningrad 
Date of attack1 Aug 1942Nationality:      Soviet
 
FateSunk by U-601 (Peter-Ottmar Grau)
Position71° 08'N, 52° 19'E - Grid AT 7252
Complement45 (7 dead and 38 survivors).
Convoy
RouteMalye Karmakuly Bay, Novaya Zemlya - Belushya Guba, Novaya Zemlya 
CargoCoal 
History Completed in July 1928 
Notes on event

At 00.23 hours on 1 Aug 1942 the unescorted Krest’janin (Master A.G. Nikolaev) was hit by one torpedoed from U-601 and sank within three minutes 10 miles west of Mezhdysharskiy Island. The survivors abandoned ship in two lifeboats and were questioned by the Germans who gave them the direction to the shore. They made landfall at Belushya Guba, Novaya Zemlya. 5 crew members and two passengers were lost.

 

Location of attack on Krest’janin.

ship sunk.


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