Ships hit by U-boats


Medvezhonok

Soviet Harbour tug


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NameMedvezhonok
Type:Harbour tug
Tonnage50 tons
Completed 
Owner 
Homeport 
Date of attack24 Aug 1942Nationality:      Soviet
 
FateSunk by U-601 (Peter-Ottmar Grau)
Position73° 52'N, 77° 40'E - Grid AS 4137
Complement? men (? dead - no survivors)
Convoy
RouteArchangelsk (11 Aug) - Dikson 
Cargo 
History  
Notes on event

At 14.09 hours on 24 Aug 1942 the unescorted Kujbyshev (Master I.V. Tokovenko) was hit by one torpedo from U-601 and sank immediately northwest of Dikson. The ship had the harbour tug Medvezhonok (approx. 50 tons) in tow, which was sunk by 20 rounds from the deck gun at 14.42 hours. The xB-Dienst reported the victim as the Soviet steam merchant Valerian Kujbyshev (4629 grt).

 

Location of attack on Medvezhonok.

ship sunk.


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