Allied Warships

K-2

Submarine of the K (Katjusa) class

NavyThe Soviet Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassK (Katjusa) 
Pennant 
Built byA. Marti (Leningrad, U.S.S.R.) / Yard 194. 
Ordered 
Laid down27 Dec 1936 
Launched29 Apr 1938 
Commissioned16 Dec 1939 
LostSep 1942 
History

Northern fleet.

Most likely mined in the vicinity of the Tanafjord, northern Norway in September 1942. Departed base on 26 August 1942 and was never seen or heard from again.

 

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Noteable events involving K-2 include:


13 Aug 1941
K-2 fires two torpedoes (these both missed the target) and later engages the small German merchant Hansa (276 GRT) off Gamvik, Norway.

Later K-2 also fires a torpedo against a small German naval auxiliary, The torpedo also missed this target that was then engaged with gunfire.

10 Sep 1941
K-2 lays mines of Vard?, Norway.

12 Sep 1941
K-2 fires 26 shells with her deck gun against the Norwegian merchant Lofoten (1571 GRT, offsite link) north-west of Vard?, Norway in position 76°36'N, 30°43'E. The target was however not hit.

15 Apr 1942
K-2 lays mines of Vard?, Norway.

2 May 1942
While on patrol of the Tanafjord, K-2 fires 4 torpedoes against what is indentified as a merchant of 6000 GRT. All torpedoes missed their so far unidentified target.

29 Nov 1942
The German merchant Akka ( is heavily damaged and beached when she hits a mine off the Varangerfjord. The damaged ship is later salvaged. This mine might have been laid by K-2 on 15 April 1942.


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