Allied Warships

ShCh-406

Submarine of the ShCh (Scuka) class

NavyThe Soviet Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassShCh (Scuka) 
Pennant 
Built byA. Marti (Leningrad, U.S.S.R.) / Yard 194 
Ordered 
Laid down31 Dec 1938 
Launched17 Dec 1939 
Commissioned7 Jun 1941 
LostJun 1943 
History

Baltic fleet.

Lost in the Gulf of Finland in early June 1943. Possibly sunk by German small craft after being damaged by a German aircraft on 1 June.

 

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Notable events involving ShCh-406 include:


6 Jul 1942
While operating near Landsort, Sweden, at 0829 hours, ShCh-406 attacks a convoy with two merchants escorted by the Swedish destroyer Norrk?pping and the Swedish auxiliary patrol vessel Kaparen. Two torpedoes were fired against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 8000 GRT. Both torpedoes missed their target. As a result of the attack both Swedish escorts dropped depth charges.

7 Jul 1942
At 1428 hours, ShCh-408 attacks a convoy and fires one torpedo against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 6000 GRT. The torpedo missed the target.

8 Jul 1942
At 2328 hours, ShCh-406 torpedoed and damaged the German sailing vessel Fides (545 GRT, former Finnish Madare) east-south-east of Oxel?sund, Sweden in position 58°36'E, 17°25'E. The Fides remained afloat due to its cargo, wood.

22 Jul 1942
Around 1330 hours, ShCh-406 attacks a convoy and fires two torpedoes. The Swedish merchant Bele (1237 GRT) was missed.

25 Jul 1942
At 1237 hours, while in the Aland Sea, ShCh-406 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 8000 GRT with four escorts. Both torpedoes missed their target.

26 Oct 1942
While operating north of Danzig Bay, ShCh-406 torpedoed and sank the fishing vessel Mercator (119 GRT).

28 Oct 1942
At 1608 hours, ShCh-406 fires a torpedo against the small German merchant Thyland (243 GRT) off Stilo, Poland. The torpedo missed it's target.

At 2319 hours, ShCh-406 fires 2 torpedoes against the Swedish merchant Bengt Sture (872 GRT). Both torpedoes missed their target.

28 Oct 1942
At 0030 hours, ShCh-406 again fires 2 torpedoes against the Swedish merchant Bengt Sture (872 GRT). This time the ship is hit and sank about 15 nautical miles north-west of the Stilo lighthouse in position 54°58'N, 17°26'E.

1 Nov 1942
At 0845 hours, ShCh-406 torpedoed and sank the Finnish merchant Agnes (2983 GRT) north of Rixh?ft.


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