Allied Warships

M-172

Submarine of the M (Malyutka) class

NavyThe Soviet Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassM (Malyutka) 
Pennant 
Built bySudomekh (Leningrad, U.S.S.R.) / Yard 196 
Ordered 
Laid down17 Jun 1936 
Launched23 Jul 1937 
Commissioned11 Dec 1937 
LostOct 1943 
History

Northern fleet.

Went missing in early October 1943 off the Verangerfjord. Most likely mined in a German defensive minefield. M-172 had departed base on 1 October 1943.

 

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Noteable events involving M-172 include:


21 Aug 1941
M-172 fires a torpedo against the German merchant Monsun (6950 GRT) off Linakhamari. The torpedo misses its target.

23 Aug 1941
M-172 fires a torpedo against the German hospital ship Alexander von Humboldt (686 GRT) north of Linakhamari in position 69°75'N, 31°50'E. The torpedo misses its target.

14 Sep 1941
M-172 fires a torpedo against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 3000 tons, but is in fact the small Norwegian coaster Ornulf (80 GRT) off the Bokfjord. The torpedo misses its target.

12 Apr 1942
M-172 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 8000 tons in the Varangerfjord area. Both torpedoes missed their target.

15 Apr 1942
M-172 fires a torpedo against the German merchant Oleum (475 GRT) off the Varangerfjord near Ekkeroy. The torpedo missed its target.

20 Apr 1942
M-172 fires a torpedo against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 5000 tons, but was in fact the German minesweeper M 251, off the Varangerfjord near Kiberg. The torpedo missed its target. After the attack M-172 was depth charged by M 251.

11 May 1942
M-172 fires two torpedoes against the German merchant Hartmut (2713 GRT) off the Varangerfjord. The torpedoes missed their target.

15 May 1942
M-172 fires a torpedo against the German hospital ship Birka (100 GRT) off the Varangerfjord. The torpedo missed its target.

16 May 1942
M-172 fires a torpedo against 'what is identified as ' a merchant of 6000 tons off the Syltefjord. The torpedo missed its target.

23 Jan 1943
M-172 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a destroyer off the Syltefjord.

1 Feb 1943
M-172 torpedoed and sank the German auxiliary patrol vessel V 6115/Ostwind (560 GRT) off Kiberg, Norway in position 70°25'N, 31°02'E.

25 Feb 1943
M-171 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a torpedo boat off the Varangerfjord. Both torpedoes missed their target.

18 Apr 1943
M-172 fires two torpedoes against the German merchant Adolf Binder (3515 GRT) off the Varangerfjord near Kiberg. Both torpedoes missed their target.

7 May 1943
M-172 fires two torpedoes against the German merchant Fasan (1075 GRT) off the Varangerfjord in the Vardo/Kiberg area. Both torpedoes missed their target.


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