Ships hit by U-boats

BTSC-411 Zashchitnik (No 26)

Soviet Fleet minesweeper

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NameBTSC-411 Zashchitnik (No 26)
Type:Fleet minesweeper (Fugas)
Tonnage441 tons
Completed1938 - Zavod No 201 (Marine Works), Sevastopol 
OwnerSoviet Navy 
Date of attack15 Jun 1943Nationality:      Soviet
FateSunk by U-24 (Klaus Petersen)
Position42° 51'N, 40° 26'E - Grid CL 9613
Complement52 officers and men (26 dead and 26 survivors).
Notes on event

At 14.19 hours on 15 June 1943, U-24 fired a spread of two torpedoes at the BTSC-411 Zashchitnik (No 26), which had been spotted at 13.54 hours and observed one hit in the stern after 1 minute 30 seconds. The vessel broke in two and sank about 20 miles west of Sukhumi. The survivors were picked up by the Soviet patrol craft SKA-0101 and SKA-0138.


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Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
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