Ships hit by U-boats


VPS-5

Soviet Despatch vessel


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NameVPS-5
Type:Despatch vessel
Tonnage20 tons
Completed 
OwnerSoviet Navy 
Homeport 
Date of attack22 Mar 1945Nationality:      Soviet
 
FateDamaged by U-711 (Hans-G√ľnther Lange)
Position - Grid AC 8893
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
Convoy
Route 
Cargo 
History On 9 October 1941 the motor boat K. Voroshilov (approx. 20 grt) was requisitioned by the Soviet Northern Fleet as auxiliary despatch vessel VPS-5
Notes on event

In the morning of 22 March 1945, U-711 fired one Gnat at an armed trawler in Kola Inlet and observed a hit after 6 minutes 45 seconds. The torpedo apparently detonated near the VPS-5 and damaged the despatch vessel.

 


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