Allied Warships

S-12

Submarine of the S (Stalinec) class

NavyThe Soviet Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS (Stalinec) 
Pennant 
Built byKrasnoye Sormovo (Gorkiy, U.S.S.R) / Yard 112 
Ordered 
Laid down20 Oct 1937 
Launched20 Apr 1938 
Commissioned24 Jul 1941 
LostAug 1943 
History

Baltic fleet.

Most likely lost on or after 1 August 1943 north off Naissaar Island. Possibly due to mines of the Nashorn minefield. All hands (46 men) lost.

 

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Notable events involving S-12 include:


30 Sep 1942
S-12 fired torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a German Schlesien-class battleship off Klaipeda, Lithuania. S-12 claimed a sinking. In reality a small German auxiliary minesweeper was attacked but missed !!!

5 Oct 1942
S-12 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 8000 tons off Libau. The torpedoes missed their target.

6 Oct 1942
S-12 fires four torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant south-west of Klaipeda, Lithuania. The torpedoes missed and the target was engaged with gunfire but was not hit. The ship attacked was the small German auxiliary patrol vessel V 1707 / Viking IV.

21 Oct 1942
S-12 torpedoed and damaged the German merchant Sabine Howald (5956 GRT) about 10 nautical miles south-south-west of Libau in position 56°21'N, 20°55'E.

27 Oct 1942
S-12 torpedoed and damaged the German merchant Malgache (former French, 6903 GRT) about 20 nautical miles north of Libau in position 56°52'N, 20°59'E. The Malgache is grounded to prevent her from sinking and later salvaged. The Swedish merchant Gordias (1632 BRT) is missed in the same attack.


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