Convoy battles


Petsamo (Kirkenes) - Kola Fjord (Arctic Ocean)

4 Dec 1944 - 5 Dec 1944

The Convoy3 ships
First sightingOn 4 Dec 1944 by U-995
EscortsFour patrol craft of the BO type and two of the MO type


U-995 * (Hess)

* U-boats that fired torpedo or used the deck gun

The battle

The convoy PK-20 consisted of the three Soviet steam merchants Selenga and Spartak and Proletarij. After the latter was torpedoed and sunk, the convoy continued with three patrol craft while MO-426 picked up the survivors and two others searched unsucessfully for the attacker.

Ships hit from convoy PK-20

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat.Map
5 Dec 1944U-995Hans-Georg Hess Proletarij1,123sjA

1 ship sunk (1,123 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

2 convoys on route PK were hit by U-boats in the war. Read more about them.

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