Ships hit by U-boats


Akademik Shokalskij

Soviet Survey ship



Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameAkademik Shokalskij
Type:Survey ship
Tonnage411 tons
Completed1940 - Pindushkaya Yard 
OwnerGlavnoe Upravlenie Severnogo Morskogo Puti (GUSMP) 
Homeport 
Date of attack27 Jul 1943Nationality:      Soviet
 
FateSunk by U-255 (Erich Harms)
Position - Grid AT 3513
Complement25 (11 dead and 14 survivors).
Convoy
RouteDikson - Blagopoluchija Bay, Novaja Zemlja 
Cargo 
History  
Notes on event

At 17.54 hours on 27 July 1943, U-255 opened fire at the Akademik Shokalskij with all weapons and three hits from the deck gun caused the ship to sink at 18.27 hours off Sporyji Navolok. Eight crew members were killed by the shelling and three others died of exhaustion. The survivors were picked up by the Soviet motorboat Poljarnik on 2 August.

 


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