Soviet Despatch vessel
|Date of attack||22 Mar 1945||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Damaged by U-711 (Hans-Günther Lange)|
|Position||- Grid AC 8893|
|Complement||? men (? dead and ? survivors).|
|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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