Ships hit by U-boats


Soviet Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,823 tons
Completed1917 - Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges., Flensburg 
OwnerDalnevostochnoe Gosudarstvennoe Morskoe Parokhodstvo (DGMP), Wladiwostok 
Date of attack13 Apr 1942Nationality:      Soviet
FateSunk by U-436 (G√ľnther Seibicke)
Position73° 22'N, 28° 48'E - Grid AC 5414
Complement? men (6 dead and ? survivors).
RouteMurmansk - Iceland 
CargoChrome and timber 
History Completed in June 1917 as German Waldenburg for Deutsch-Australische DG, Hamburg. 1921 taken over by Britain and renamed Maritime for William Thomas Shipping Co Ltd (R.J. Thomas & Co Ltd), Liverpool. 1922 renamed Cambrian Queen for the same owner. 1928 sold to Germany and renamed Remscheid for Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen. 1932 sold to Sovietunion and renamed Kiev
Notes on event

At 00.59 hours on 13 April 1942, U-436 fired torpedoes at convoy QP-10 and heard one hit after a running time of 48 seconds and saw three lifeboats after surfacing at 02.15 hours. The Kiev (Master L.K. Silin) was hit by one torpedo and sank within 7 minutes. Five crewmen were lost. The remaining crew members and eight passengers (family members of Soviet embassy employees in London) were picked up after 30 minutes by HMS Blackfly (FY 117) (Lt A.P. Hughes, RNR), but a female crew member died from wounds. The survivors were later landed in Iceland.

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