Ships hit by U-boats


Soviet Motor torpedo boat

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Type:Motor torpedo boat
Tonnage35 tons
Completed1942 - Higgins Industries, New Orleans 
OwnerSoviet Navy 
Date of attack28 Feb 1943Nationality:      Soviet
FateSunk by U-405 (Rolf-Heinrich Hopman)
Position59° 49'N, 34° 43'W - Grid AK 1384
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
ConvoyHX-227 (straggler)
History Laid down as American USS PT-85 on 29 Apr 1942, launched on 7 September and completed on 7 December. In February 1943 lend-leased to the Sovietunion as RPT-1
Notes on event

The RPT-1 was on transfer from the USA to the Soviet Northern Fleet aboard the Wade Hampton and was lost on 28 Feb 1943, when this ship was sunk by U-405 as straggler from convoy HX-227.


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Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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