Submarine of the K (Katjusa) class
|Navy||The Soviet Navy|
|Built by||Baltiyskiy Zavod (Leningrad, U.S.S.R.) / Yard 189.|
|Laid down||17 Oct 1937|
|Launched||29 Dec 1940|
|Commissioned||25 Nov 1942|
Decommissioned on 30 December 1956.
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Notable events involving K-56 include:
25 Sep 1944
Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) departed Blyth for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Castlenau (T/Skr. G. Wood, RNR). She made part of the passage (until Dundee) with the Polish submarine ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski). (1)
26 Dec 1944
K-56 torpedoed and damaged the German merchant Baltenland (3038 GRT) off the Polish north coast in position 55°13'N, 16°57'E.
29 Dec 1944
K-56 torpedoed and sank the Swedish merchant Venersborg (1046 GRT) off Bornholm in position 55°40'N, 15°03'E.
4 Apr 1945
K-56 fires four torpedoed against the German auxiliary submarine chaser UJ 1201 31 nautical miles north-west of the Stilo lighthouse in position 55°08'N, 17°01'E. The torpedoes however miss their target.
11 Apr 1945
K-56 sank the Swedish fishing vessel Ramona (57 GRT) with gunfire 25 nautical miles south of Utklippan in position 55°17'N, 16°00'E.
- ADM 173/19409
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.