Ships hit by U-boats


Soviet Despatch vessel

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Type:Despatch vessel
Tonnage20 tons
OwnerSoviet Navy 
Date of attack22 Mar 1945Nationality:      Soviet
FateDamaged by U-711 (Hans-G√ľnther Lange)
Position69° 15'N, 34° 50'E - Grid AC 8893
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
History On 9 October 1941 the motor boat K. Voroshilov (approx. 20 grt) was requisitioned by the Soviet Northern Fleet as auxiliary despatch vessel VPS-5
Notes on event

In the morning of 22 March 1945 U-711 fired one Gnat at an armed trawler northwest of Teriberka and observed a hit after 6 minutes 45 seconds. The torpedo apparently detonated near the VPS-5 and damaged the despatch vessel.


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