Ships hit by U-boats

ASO-1 Shkval

Soviet Salvage vessel

Photo courtesy of Dmitriy A. Sidorov

NameASO-1 Shkval
Type:Salvage vessel
Tonnage572 tons
Completed1938 - Verschure & Co´s Scheepswerf & Maschinefabriek NV, Amsterdam 
OwnerSoviet Navy 
Date of attack25 Aug 1943Nationality:      Soviet
FateSunk by U-625 (Hans Benker)
Position69° 43'N, 60° 34'E - Grid AT 8580
Complement52 (47 dead and 5 survivors).
RouteNovyj (25 Aug) - Khabarovo 
History Completed in November 1938 as steam tug Shkval for Severnoe Gosudarstvennoe Morskoe Parokhodstvo (SGMP), Vladivostok. Since 7 July 1941, assigned to the Northern Fleet as salvage vessel ASO-1 Shkval
Notes on event

At 18.07 hours on 25 Aug 1943 the Shkval (Senior-Lt V.S. Timofeev) struck two mines laid on 12 August by U-625 in the east part of the Yugorskij Shar Strait in the Kara Sea and sank immediately. The ship provided a transfer of river ships from Pechora to Ob´ river.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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