Soviet Fleet minesweeper
|Type:||Fleet minesweeper (Admirable)|
|Completed||1943 - Tampa Shipbuilding Co Inc, Tampa FL|
|Date of attack||12 Aug 1944||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Sunk by U-365 (Heimar Wedemeyer)|
|Position||73.22N, 66.35E - Grid AT 6434|
|Complement||? men (? dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||White Sea - Dikson|
|History||Completed on 16 Sep, 1943, as USS Armada (AM 145) for the US Navy, but on the same day transferred to the Soviet Navy under lend-lease agreement and renamed T-118. |
|Notes on loss|
At 18.53 hours on 12 Aug, 1944, U-365 attacked the convoy BD-5 in Kara Sea with a spread of three FAT torpedoes and hit the Marina Raskova, which continued damaged. The U-boat was attacked by the escorting minesweepers, but at 19.03 hours, managed to sink T-118 with a Gnat and at 23.45 hours T-114 with a T-3 torpedo. The merchant sank following two coups de grāce at 01.04 and 01.23 hours on 13 August in 73°21N/67°20E. Of the 632 men on the three ships, only 259 were rescued. 186 were picked up by T-116 and 73 others by Soviet MBR-2 flying boats.
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