Allied Warships

L-15

Submarine of the L (Leninec) class

NavyThe Soviet Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassL (Leninec) 
Pennant 
Mod3rd group (Type XIII) 
Built byBaltiyskiy Zavod (Leningrad, U.S.S.R.) / Yard 189 and Dalzavod (Vladivostok, U.S.S.R.) / Yard 202 
Ordered 
Laid down5 Nov 1935 
Launched26 Dec 1936 
Commissioned6 Nov 1938 
End service 
History

Pacific fleet, later Northern fleet.

 

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Notable events involving L-15 include:


26 Sep 1942
L-15 and L-16 depart from Petropavlovsk to join the Russian Northern fleet through Dutch Harbor, Alaska, San Francisco, California, the Panama Canal, Halifax, Canada and the United Kingdom.

May 1943
After repairs at Greenock, Scotland, L-15 joins the Northern fleet.

15 Aug 1943
L-15 lays a minefield off the Altafjord.

18 Aug 1943
L-15 attacked a German convoy of the Syltefjord in position 70°48'N, 29°26'E. She fires three torpedoes against what is identified as an auxiliary minesweeper. All torpedoes however missed their target.

22 Nov 1943
L-15 fires six torpedoes against what is identified as a German minelayer off the Porsangerfjord. All torpedoes missed their target.

24 Nov 1943
L-15 fires three torpedoes against what is identified as a German auxiliary minesweeper off the Porsangerfjord. All torpedoes missed their target.

24 Apr 1944
The German auxiliary patrol vessel NH 24 is sunk when she hits a mine of the Altafjord in position 71°01'N, 24°00'E. The mine was most likely laid by the Soviet submarine L-15 on 15 August 1943.

17 Jul 1944
L-15 lays of minefield off the Rolvs?y Fjord, northern Norway.

15 Aug 1944
L-15 fires 6 torpedoed against what is identified as a German destroyer off the Laksfjord. All torpedoed missed their target.


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