Allied Warships

K-23

Submarine of the K (Katjusa) class

NavyThe Soviet Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassK (Katjusa) 
Pennant 
Built bySudomekh (Leningrad, U.S.S.R.) / Yard 196. 
Ordered 
Laid down5 Feb 1938 
Launched28 Apr 1939 
Commissioned29 Sep 1940 
Lost12 May 1942 
History

Northern fleet (arrived from the Baltic through inland waterways on 30 September 1941).

Sunk on 12 May 1942 off Nordkyn (Olesafjord), northern Norway by depth charges from the German escorts UJ 1101, UJ 1108 and UJ 1110.

 

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Notable events involving K-23 include:


29 Oct 1941
K-23 lays a minefield off Kirkenes.

5 Nov 1941
The German minesweeper M 22 (685 tons) is mined and damaged off the Bokfjord near Kirkenes, northern Norway. The mine was laid by the Soviet submarine K-23 on 29 October 1941.

26 Nov 1941
K-23 shells the Norwegian fishing vessel Start in Lopphavet in position 70°25'N, 22°00'E. 7 members of the crew of the Start were wounded by shrapnel.

6 Jan 1942
K-23 lays a minefield of the Porsanger Fjord.

19 Jan 1942
K-23 fires two torpedoes against the small Norwegian merchant S?r?y (offsite link). The torpedoes missed their target. K-23 then engages the S?r?y with gunfire sinking the ship off Sv?rholdt in position 70°59'N, 26°43'E.

15 Feb 1942
The Norwegian merchant Brik (3664 GRT, offsite link) is mined and sunk off Kirkenes, northern Norway. The mine was laid by the Soviet submarine K-23 on 29 October 1941.

12 May 1942
K-23 attacked a German convoy and fires four torpedoes against the German merchant Karl Leonhard (6115 GRT) off Nordkyn. The torpedoes missed their target. K-23 is sunk in the counter-attack.


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