PK-20Petsamo (Kirkenes) - Kola Fjord (Arctic Ocean)
4 Dec 1944 - 5 Dec 1944
|The Convoy||3 ships|
|First sighting||On 4 Dec 1944 by U-995|
|Escorts||Four patrol craft of the BO type and two of the MO type|
U-995 * (Hess)
* U-boats that fired torpedo or used the deck gun
The convoy PK-20 consisted of the three Soviet steam merchants Selenga and Spartak and Proletarij. After the latter was torpedoed and sunk, the convoy continued with three patrol craft while MO-426 picked up the survivors and two others searched unsucessfully for the attacker.
Ships hit from convoy PK-20
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.|
|5 Dec 1944||U-995||Hans-Georg Hess||Proletarij||1,123||sj|
1 ship sunk (1,123 tons).