Soviet Salvage vessel
|Completed||1938 - Verschure & Co´s Scheepswerf & Maschinefabriek NV, Amsterdam|
|Date of attack||25 Aug 1943||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Sunk by U-625 (Hans Benker)|
|Position||69.43N, 60.34E - Grid AT 8580|
|Complement||52 (47 dead and 5 survivors).|
|Route||Novyj (25 Aug) - Khabarovo|
|History||Completed in November 1938 as steam tug Shkval for Severnoe Gosudarstvennoe Morskoe Parokhodstvo (SGMP), Vladivostok. Since 7 Jul, 1941, assigned to the Northern Fleet as salvage vessel ASO-1 Shkval. |
|Notes on event|
At 18.07 hours on 25 Aug, 1943, the Shkval (Senior-Lt V.S. Timofeev) struck two mines laid on 12 August by U-625 in the east part of the Yugorskij Shar Strait in the Kara Sea and sank immediately. The ship provided a transfer of river ships from Pechora to Ob´ river.
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