SKR-11 (No 70)
Soviet A/S trawler
|Name||SKR-11 (No 70)|
|Completed||1932 - Zavod No 190 (A. Zhdanov), Leningrad|
|Date of attack||18 Oct 1941||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Sunk by U-132 (Ernst Vogelsang)|
|Position||67° 33'N, 41° 08'E - Grid AW 2647|
|Complement||40 (40 dead - no survivors)|
|History||Launched in October 1931 and completed in 1932 as steam trawler RT-66 Ural for Sevgosrybtrest/NKRP, Murmansk. On 14 July 1941 requisitioned by the Soviet Navy, converted to the patrol vessel SKR-62 (No 70) and assigned to the Northern Fleet on 16 July. On 20 September 1941 renamed SKR-11 (No 70). |
|Notes on event|
At 20.17 hours on 18 October 1941 U-132 fired one G7a torpedo at a steamer of about 1500 grt north of Mys Kachkovskij and reported a hit after 16 seconds and the subsequent sinking of the vessel within 30 seconds. The target must have been the SKR-11 (No 70), which was reported missing after the armed trawler did not return from patrol at the entrance to the White Sea and was presumed mined between 20 and 24 October 1941.
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