Soviet Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland|
|Owner||Severnoje Gosudarstvennoe Morskoe Parokhodstvo (SGMP)|
|Date of attack||30 Sep 1943||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Sunk by U-960 (Günther Heinrich)|
|Position||76° 54'N, 92° 29'E - Grid XA 4897|
|Complement||42 (17 dead and 25 survivors).|
|Route||Laptev Sea (30 Sep) - Enisej river|
|Cargo||Machinery equipment for the Norilsk plant|
|History||Completed in October 1929 as Uskvalley for Richard W. Jones & Co, Newport, Monmouthshire. 1939 sold to Soviet Union and renamed Arkhangel´sk. |
|Notes on event|
At 07.50 hours on 30 Sep 1943, U-960 fired one FAT torpedo at convoy VA-18 40 miles west of Russkij Island and heard a detonation after 5 minutes 50 seconds. The Arkhangel´sk (Master G.G. Ermilov) was hit in hold #2 and settled on even keel, but after a minute broke in two before the bridge and sank within 5 minutes. 15 crew members were lost and 27 picked up by the Soviet minesweeper T-886 (No 31), but two of them later died.
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