Submarine of the L (Leninec) class
|Navy||The Soviet Navy|
|Built by||Marti Yard (Nikolayev, U.S.S.R.) / Yard 198|
|Laid down||17 Jul 1938|
|Launched||29 Apr 1940|
|Commissioned||31 Oct 1941|
|Lost||17 Jan 1944|
Black Sea fleet.
Most likely sunk north-west of Cape Tarchakut, Crimea by the German auxiliary submarine chaser UJ 106.
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Noteable events involving L-23 include:
4 Oct 1942
L-23 lays a minefield off Feodosia, Crimea.
6 Nov 1942
L-23 lays a minefield off Achtopol, Bulgaria.
14 Nov 1942
L-23 torpedoed and damaged the German tanker Ossag (2793 GRT) about 12 nautical miles north-north-west of the Bosporus in position 41°48'N, 29°02'E.
16 Mar 1943
L-23 attacked the German auxiliary submarine chaser Schiff 19/Lola with three torpedoes 12 miles south-east of Cape Tarkhankut, Crimea in position 45°16'N, 32°39'E. All torpedoes fired missed their target.
13 May 1943
L-23 lays a minefield off the south coast of the Crimea.
15 Jun 1943
The German barge F 121 hits a mine and is sunk off Feodosia, Crimea in position 44°57'N, 35°26'E. The mine was laid on 4 October 1942 by the Soviet submarine L-23.
26 Jul 1943
L-23 lays a minefield off Feodosia, Bulgaria.
13 Jan 1944
L-23 attacks a number of German barges off the Crimea in position 45°14'N, 32°03'E but is unable to inflict any damage to the enemy.