Allied Warships

ShCh-422

Submarine of the ShCh (Scuka) class

NavyThe Soviet Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassShCh (Scuka) 
Pennant 
Built byKrasnoye Sormovo (Gorkiy, U.S.S.R) / Yard 112 
Ordered 
Laid down15 Dec 1934 
Launched12 Apr 1935 
Commissioned4 Dec 1937 
LostJul 1943 
History

Northern fleet.

Most likely mined in a German defensive minefield off northern Norway during July 1943.

 

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Notable events involving ShCh-422 include:


3 Sep 1941
At 0759 hours, ShCh-422 fires a torpedo against ' what is identified as ' a merchant off Vard?. The torpedo failed to hit the target.

5 Sep 1941
At 1816 hours, ShCh-422 fires a torpedo against ' what is identified as ' an escort vessel off the Tanafjord. The torpedo failed to hit the target.

At 1932 hours, ShCh-422 fires a torpedo against ' what is identified as ' a merchant. This torpedo also missed it's target.

12 Sep 1941
At 0845 hours, ShCh-422 attacked a convoy off the Tanafjord and torpedoed and sank the Norwegian merchant Ottar Jarl (1459 GRT, offsite link) in position 70°57'N, 29°00'E.

At 1331 hours, ShCh-422 fires a torpedo against ' what is identified as ' a merchant. The torpedo missed it's target.

At 1715 hours, yet another attack by ShCh-422 with a torpedo missed the small Norwegian merchant Tanahorn (336 GRT, offsite link).

18 Jan 1942
At 1302 hours, ShCh-422 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a small merchant of 800 GRT of the Tanafjord in position 71°08'N, 28°33'E. Both torpedoes missed their target.

23 Jan 1942
At 1302 hours, ShCh-422 fires three torpedoes against the German merchant Espana (7465 GRT) off the Nordkyn peninsula in position 71°11'N, 27°53'E. All torpedoes fired missed their target.

26 Jan 1942
At 1500 hours, ShCh-422 sank a Norwegian fishing vessel with gunfire / demolition charges off the Tanafjord in position 71°06'N, 28°32'E.

27 Jan 1942
At 1032 hours, ShCh-422 attacked a German convoy and fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 6000 GRT off the Tanafjord in position 71°05'N, 28°49'E. Both torpedoes missed their target.

The Germans report this attack as being against the escorts UJ 1706, UJ 1707 and V 6111/Franke.

23 Aug 1942
At 0748 hours, ShCh-422 attacked a German convoy off the Varangerfjord near Kiberg, Norway and fires four torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 4000 GRT. All torpedoes fired missed their target.

24 Aug 1942
At 1748 hours, ShCh-422 attacked a German convoy off the Varangerfjord in position 70°08'N, 30°49'E and fires four torpedoes against the German merchant Irmtraut Cords (2843 GRT). All torpedoes fired missed their target. Following this attack ShCh-422 was heavily depth charged by the German escorts UJ 1101, UJ 1108 and UJ 1112. Over 175 depth charges were dropped but ShCh-422 managed to escape.

13 Sep 1942
At 1105 hours, while on patrol off the Porsangerfjord, ShCh-422 fires two torpedoes against the German auxiliary patrol vessels V 6108 and V 6110. Both torpedoes missed.

15 Sep 1942
At 1107 hours, ShCh-422 fires two torpedoes against the German auxiliary submarine chaser UJ 1103 about 40 nautical miles north of the entrance to the Porsangerfjord in position 71°44'N, 26°30'E. Both torpedoes missed.

20 Feb 1943
At 1515 hours, ShCh-422 attacked a German convoy with 4 torpedoes off the Tanafjord (?), no hits were obtained.

27 Feb 1943
At 1540 hours, ShCh-422 attacked a German convoy with 4 torpedoes off the Tanafjord. The small German tanker Banco (461 GRT) was missed by two torpedoes.

19 Apr 1943
At 1710 hours, ShCh-422 attacked a German convoy off the Batsfjord. Four torpedoes were fired against the German merchant Markobrunner (8140 GRT) but these all missed.

31 May 1943
At 0559 hours, ShCh-422 attacked a German convoy just east of the Batsfjord in position 70°46'N 30°04'E with four torpedoes. All torpedoes fired missed.

4 Jul 1943
At 2305 hours the German auxiliary patrol vessel NKi 08 was attacked with torpedoes near Vardo, Norway. This attack might have been by ShCh-422.


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