Soviet Survey ship
|Completed||1940 - Pindushkaya Yard|
|Owner||Glavnoe Upravlenie Severnogo Morskogo Puti (GUSMP)|
|Date of attack||27 Jul 1943||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Sunk by U-255 (Erich Harms)|
|Position||76° 09'N, 68° 50'E - Grid AT 3513|
|Complement||25 (11 dead and 14 survivors).|
|Route||Dikson - Blagopoluchija Bay, Novaja Zemlja|
|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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