Allied Warships

S-4

Submarine of the S (Stalinec) class

NavyThe Soviet Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS (Stalinec) 
Pennant 
Built byBaltiyskiy Zavod (Leningrad, U.S.S.R.) / Yard 189 
Ordered 
Laid down3 Jan 1936 
Launched17 Sep 1936 
Commissioned30 Oct 1939 
Lost7 Jan 1945 
Loss position54° 93'N, 19° 39'E
History

Baltic fleet.

S-4 is most likely rammed and sunk during the night of on 6/7 Janaury 1945 by the German torpedo boat T 3 in Danzig Bay in position 54.93N, 19.39E.

 

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Notable events involving S-4 include:


25 Jun 1941
S-4 attacks ' what is identified as ' a merchant in the Baltic (Memel area). No hits were obtained.

10 Aug 1941
S-4 attacks ' what is identified as ' a tanker of 15000 tons off Polanga, Lithuania. Both torpedoed missed their target.

10 Aug 1941
S-4 fires 2 torpedoed against the German merchant Fritz Schoop (1598 BRT) some 30 nautical miles north of Rixh?ft, Poland. Both torpedoed missed their target.

28 Jun 1942
S-4 fires two torpedoes against the German merchant Fritz Schoop (1598 BRT) some 30 miles north of Rixh?ft, Poland. Both torpedoes missed their target.

24 Jul 1942
While on the return passage to base after a patrol off Danzig Bay, S-4 fires two torpedoes ' against what is identified as ' a merchant of 11000 tons north of Pakre, Estonia. Both torpedoes missed their target.

12 Oct 1944
At 0423 hours, S-4 torpedoed and sank the German fishing vessel Taunus (218 BRT) off the Stolpebank in position 55°07'N, 17°85'E.

At 1401 hours, S-4 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 5000 tons in position 55°10'N, 17°64'E. Both torpedoes missed their target.

At 1430 hours, S-4 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 9000 tons. Both torpedoes missed their target.

13 Oct 1944
S-4 torpedoed and sank the German tanker Terra (1533 GRT) some 30 nautical miles north-east of Leba, Poland in position 54°58'N, 18°19'E.

16 Oct 1944
S-4 fires 2 torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 15000 tons north of Danzig Bay in position 55°00'N, 19°00'E. Both torpedoes missed their target.

20 Oct 1944
S-4 fires 2 torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 8000 tons some 18 nautical miles north-east of Leba, Poland position 54°58'N, 17°52'E. Both torpedoes missed their target.

14 Dec 1944
S-4 attacks ' what are identified as ' two merchants with torpedoes off Ventspils, Latvia. All torpedoes fired missed their target.

22 Dec 1944
S-4 attacks a auxiliary patrol vessel with torpedoes off Pillau. All torpedoes fired missed their target.


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