Ships hit by U-boats

Kuznets Lesov

Soviet Motor merchant

NameKuznets Lesov
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage3,974 tons
Completed1933 - Zavod No 194 (Andre Marti), Leningrad 
OwnerBaltijskoe Gosudarstvennoe Morskoe Parohodstvo (BGMP) 
Date of attack23 Nov 1942Nationality:      Soviet
FateSunk by U-601 (Peter-Ottmar Grau)
Position75° 30'N, 8° 00'E - Grid AB 3569
Complement41 (41 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyQP-15 (straggler)
RouteArchangelsk - Iceland 
CargoPotassium salt 
History Completed as Severoles for Dalnevostochnoe Gosudarstvennoe Morskoe Parokhodstvo (DGMP), Vladivostok. 1934 renamed Kuznetz Lesov for Baltijskoe Gosudarstvennoe Morskoe Parohodstvo (BGMP). 
Notes on event

At 07.28 hours on 23 Nov 1942, U-601 fired a spread of three torpedoes at the Kuznets Lesov (Master V.A. Tsibul’kin), which was straggling from convoy QP-15 after a heavy storm. The ship was hit in the forepart with one torpedo and sank within four minutes. The master, 31 crew members and nine gunners were lost.


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