Ships hit by U-boats

Zhemchug (No 27)

Soviet Corvette

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NameZhemchug (No 27)
Type:Corvette (Brilliant)
Tonnage550 tons
Completed1937 - Zavod No 190 (A. Zhdanov), Leningrad 
OwnerSoviet Navy 
Date of attack10 Aug 1941Nationality:      Soviet
FateSunk by U-451 (Eberhard Hoffmann)
Position68° 39'N, 42° 07'E - Grid AW 2352
Complement61 officers and men (61 dead - no survivors)
History Completed in December 1937 as patrol ship PSK-301 for the NKVD. The ship participated in the Winter war against Finland. On 5 January 1941 renamed Zhemchug (No 27) and on 23 June assigned to the Northern Fleet. 
Notes on event

At 21.12 hours on 10 August 1941 the Zhemchug (No 27) was hit by one torpedo from U-451 while on patrol duties between Cape Svyatoj Nos and Cape Kanin Nos. The U-boat observed how the ship sank immediately west of Kanin Nos and later saw debris and two survivors, but all hands were lost. Only a life buoy of the ship was found ashore some days later.


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