Allied Warships

A-3

Submarine of the A (AG) class

NavyThe Soviet Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassA (AG) 
Pennant 
Built by 
Ordered14 Sep 1916 
Laid down11 Jul 1921 
Launched5 Apr 1922 
Commissioned24 May 1922 
Lost28 Oct 1943 
Loss position46.10N, 31.55E
History

Black Sea fleet.

Previous names: AG-25, PL-18, Marxist (#14).

Made 19 war patrols during WWII.

Most lilkely sunk on 28 October 1943 by German auxiliary anti-submarine ship Shiff 19 at Karkinit Bay in position 46º10'N, 31º55'E.

 

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Noteable events involving A-3 include:


2 May 1942
A-3 fired torpedoes at the German merchants Arkadia (1756 GRT) and Salzburg (1742 GRT) off Odessa. The targets are not hit.

29 May 1942
A-3 torpedoed and sank the Rumanian merchant Sulina (3495 GRT) off Odessa in position 46°31'N, 30°52'E.

11 May 1943
A-3 fires two torpedoes at the German barges Mal 1, Mal 2 and Mal 3 off Yalta in position 44°22'N, 34°05'E. The targets are not hit.

12 May 1943
While on patrol of the Crimea A-3 mistakenly fires two torpedoes at the wreck of the Soviet transport Fabritsius(3721 GRT) in position 44°51'N, 35°08'E. The Fabritsius was sunk on 2 March 1942 by a German torpedo bomber.


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