Soviet Patrol Craft (A/S)
|Type:||Patrol Craft (A/S) (SC-497)|
|Completed||1944 - Harris & Parsons Inc, East Greenwich RI|
|Date of attack||2 Mar 1945||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Sunk by U-995 (Hans-Georg Hess)|
|Position||69.21N, 33.38E - Grid AC 8858|
|Complement||31 officers and men (7 dead and 24 survivors).|
|History||Completed in May 1944 as USS SC-1507 for the US Navy. On 4 July lend-leased to the Soviet Union and on 25 August included in the Soviet Navy as BO-224|
|Notes on loss|
At 13.16 hours on 2 Mar, 1945, U-995 fired a Gnat at a group of warships, observed a hit after 7 minutes 32 seconds and the sinking of an escort after a heavy detonation. The ship sunk was BO-224, which was on a submarine hunt together with the Soviet patrol craft BO-222 and BO-226.
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