Submarine of the ShCh (Scuka) class
|Navy||The Soviet Navy|
|Built by||Krasnoye Sormovo (Gorkiy, U.S.S.R) / Yard 112|
|Laid down||6 Nov 1933|
|Launched||10 Apr 1935|
|Commissioned||21 Aug 1936|
|Lost||12 Oct 1942|
Sunk by Finnish guard boats VMV-13 and VMV-15 off Teikarsaari Island. All hands lost.
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Notable events involving ShCh-311 include:
The commanding officer was Captain-Lieutenant F.G. Vershinin. By the end of the winter war with Finland, Vershinin had claimed the sinking of three large transports, and that is why the boat received the Red Banner and Vershinin was decorated and declared Hero of the Soviet Union. (1)
28 Dec 1939
The Finnish tanker Sigrfid was attacked and damaged with gunfire, but managed to escape (1)
29 Dec 1939
ShCh-311 sank the Finnish merchant Wilpas (775 GRT) with gunfire off Vasa, Finland. (1)
5 Jan 1940
ShCh-311 sank the Swedish merchant Fenris (484 GRT) with gunfire off Vasa, Finland in position 63°20'N, 20°13'E. (1)
7 Feb 1940
Received the Red Banner Award (Orden Krasnogo Znameni) (1)
15 Nov 1941
In four attacks from 0443 hours onwards ShCh-311 attacked ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 7000 GRT with 5 torpedoes but these all missed (in the first attack 2 torpedoes were fired). All torpedoes missed their target. At 0553 hours 20 rounds from the deck gun were fired. The target however was not hit. Location of the attack was west of ?land, Sweden in position 56°51'N, 16°53'E.
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