Allied Warships

L-6

Submarine of the L (Leninec) class

NavyThe Soviet Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassL (Leninec) 
Pennant 
Built by Marti Yard (Nikolayev, U.S.S.R.) / Yard 198 
Ordered 
Laid down15 Apr 1930 
Launched3 Nov 1932 
Commissioned9 May 1935 
Lost18 Apr 1944 
History

Black Sea fleet.

Sunk in the Black Sea east of Constanta, Romania in position 43.28N, 31.32E by depth charges from the German auxiliary submarine chaser UJ 104.

 

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Notable events involving L-6 include:


17 Nov 1941
L-6 lays a minefield off Ak-Mechet, Crimea.

20 Jun 1942
The Romanian barge Danubius is sunk when it hits a mine off Ak Mechet, Crimea. The mine was laid by the Soviet submarine L-6 on 17 November 1941.

26 Dec 1942
While on patrol off Karkinitski Bay, Crimea, L-6 fires 2 torpedoes against a convoy made up of the German merchant Saone and the German barges F 176 and F 341. The torpedoes missed their targets.

22 Mar 1943
L-6 fires three torpedoes against the German barges F 469, F 342 and F 326 off Cape Chauda, Crimea in position 44°57'N, 35°51'E. All torpedoes missed their targets.

7 May 1943
L-6 fires two torpedoes against the German tugs Baikal and Amur of the west coast of the Crimea in position 45°15'N, 32°52'E. Both torpedoes missed their targets.

11 Jun 1943
L-6 lays a minefield west off Cape Lukull, Crimea.

25 Nov 1943
L-6 torpedoed and sank the small German tanker Wolga-Don (965 GRT) west of the Crimea in position 45°07'N, 32°08'E.

16 Apr 1944
L-6 fired torpedoes against the Hungarian merchant Kassa (1022 GRT) in the Black Sea east of Constanta, Romania in position 44°17'N, 30°15'E. The torpedoes missed their target.

18 Apr 1944
At 0708 hours L-6 once again fired torpedoes against the Hungarian merchant Kassa (1022 GRT) in the Black Sea in position 43°38'N, 32°13'E. The torpedoes missed their target.

At 1106 hours L-6 fired torpedoes against the Rumanian merchant Alba Julia (5700 BRT) in the Black Sea in position 43°28'N, 31°32'E. The Alba Julia was already damaged and on fire after being attacked by Soviet aircraft. The torpedoes fired by L-6 missed their target and L-6 was sunk during a counter attack.


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