Soviet Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Zavod No 189 (Ordzhonikidze), Leningrad|
|Owner||Severnoje Gosudarstvennoe Morskoe Parokhodstvo (SGMP)|
|Date of attack||1 Aug 1942||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Sunk by U-601 (Peter-Ottmar Grau)|
|Position||71.08N, 52.19E - Grid AT 7252|
|Complement||45 (7 dead and 38 survivors).|
|Route||Malye Karmakuly Bay, Novaya Zemlya - Belushya Guba, Novaya Zemlya|
|History||Completed in July 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 00.23 hours on 1 Aug, 1942, the unescorted Krest’janin (Master A.G. Nikolaev) was hit by one torpedoed from U-601 and sank within three minutes 10 miles west of Mezhdysharskiy Island. The survivors abandoned ship in two lifeboats and were questioned by the Germans who gave them the direction to the shore. They made landfall at Belushya Guba, Novaya Zemlya. 5 crew members and two passengers were lost.
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