Soviet Patrol Craft (A/S)
|Type:||Patrol Craft (A/S) (SC-497)|
|Completed||1944 - Quincy Adams Yacht Yard Inc, Quincy MA|
|Date of attack||5 Dec 1944||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Sunk by U-365 (Diether Todenhagen)|
|Position||69.29N, 35.12E - Grid AC 8941|
|Complement||? men (? dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Pala Guba (5 Dec) - patrol area off Teriberka - Kildinskaja Salma|
|History||Completed in June 1944 as USS SC-1477 for the US Navy. On 19 July lend-leased to the Sovietunion and on 25 August included in the Soviet Navy as BO-230, which was assigned to the Northern Fleet on 28 October. |
|Notes on loss|
Around 20.00 hours on 5 Dec, 1944, BO-230 was hit by a Gnat from U-365, exploded and sank with all hands. The vessel had been on a submarine hunt together with the Soviet patrol craft BO-219, BO-223 and BO-229 off Cape Tsyp-Navolok, Kildin Island, Teriberka and Cape MogilŽnyj. At 18.12 hours, BO-230 had spotted a silhouette and was ordered by Captain 3rd class I.N. Gritsjuk on BO-229 to investigate it. After 20 minutes, the other two patrol craft went to assist BO-230, but were unable to contact her by signals. Around 20.00 hours, the vessel and the contact vanished from the radar screen. The remaining vessels searched the area for one hour, but found nothing and proceeded to Kildinskaja Salma, thinking that the missing boat already had left for berth alone.
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