Submarine of the L (Leninec) class
|Navy||The Soviet Navy|
|Mod||1st group (Type II)|
|Built by||Marti Yard (Nikolayev, U.S.S.R.) / Yard 198|
|Laid down||15 Mar 1930|
|Launched||31 Aug 1931|
|Commissioned||8 Oct 1933|
|End service||2 Nov 1954|
Black Sea fleet.
Decommissioned on 2 November 1954.
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Notable events involving L-4 include:
12 Aug 1941
L-4 lays a minefield south-east of Mangalia, Romania.
19 Aug 1941
L-4 lays a minefield off Cape Olinka.
24 Aug 1941
L-4 lays another minefield off Cape Olinka.
7 Sep 1941
L-4 lays a minefield off Varna, Bulgaria.
15 Sep 1941
The Bulgarian merchant Chipka (2304 GRT) sank about 8 nautical miles east of Varna, Bulgaria in position 43°13'N, 28°06'E after hitting a mine laid on 9 September 1941 by the Russian submarine L-4.
18 Sep 1941
L-4 lays a minefield off Cape Galata, Bulgaria.
19 Sep 1941
The Bulgarian auxiliary minesweeper W 2 sank when she hits a mine 3 nautical miles east of Cape Galata, Bulgaria. The mine was laid on either 13 September 1941 by the Russian submarine L-5 or 18 September 1941 by the Russian submarine L-4.
5 Oct 1941
At 1035 hours L-4 fires two torpedoes at the Romanian destroyer Regina Maria off Cape Tuzla, Romania.
Later that day L-4 lays a minefield off Mangalia, Romania.
10 Oct 1941
The Romanian auxiliary minelayer Regele Carol I (2369 GRT) sank when she hits a mine 2 nautical miles east of Cape Galata, Bulgaria. The mine was laid on either 13 September 1941 by the Russian submarine L-5 or 18 September 1941 by the Russian submarine L-4.
29 Apr 1942
The German barge F 130 is heavily damaged when she hits a mine 4 nautical miles east of Cape Olinka in position 45°52'N, 30°15'E. The mine was laid on 19 August 1941 by the Soviet submarine L-4. F 130 is beached to prevent her from sinking. Later salvaged and repaired.
19 Sep 1942
L-4 lays a minefield off Burnas, Ukraine.
23 Oct 1942
Received the Red Banner Award. (1)
22 May 1943
L-4 fires three torpedoes against a German barge 2 nautical miles south-east of Cape Chauda, Crimea in position 45°02'N, 35°58'E. The torpedoes missed their target.
23 May 1943
L-4 damaged the German barge F 329 with gunfire off Yalta, Crimea in position 44°40'N, 34°50'E. The damaged F 329 is towed to Feodosia and later repaired.
18 Jul 1943
L-4 lays a minefield off Eupatoria, Ukraine.
22 Jul 1943
L-4 sank the Turkish sailing vessels Hudayi Bahri (29 GRT) and Tayyari (409 GRT) with gunfire of the Bosporus.
23 Jul 1943
L-4 sank the Turkish sailing vessel Gurpinar (approx. 100 GRT) with gunfire of the Bosporus.
26 Apr 1944
L-4 fires 6 torpedoes at the German merchant Helga (1620 GRT, former Norwegian Hadrian, offsite link) in the Black Sea in position 44°02'N, 31°05'E. The torpedoes missed their target.
11 May 1944
L-4 torpedoed and damaged the German tanker Friederike (7327 GRT, former French Firuz) north-east of Constanta, Romania in position 43°42'N, 29°15'E.
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