Allied Warships

ShCh-213

Submarine of the ShCh (Scuka) class

NavyThe Soviet Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassShCh (Scuka) 
Pennant 
Built by61 Kommunara (Nikolajev, U.S.S.R.) / Yard 200 
Ordered 
Laid down4 Dec 1934 
Launched13 Apr 1937 
Commissioned31 Oct 1938 
Lost14 Oct 1942 
History

Black Sea fleet.

For years it was believed that this submarine was most likely sunk on 14 October 1942 by German auxiliary submarine chaser UJ-116/Xanten off Tulcea, Romania in position 44º39'N, 29º05'E. All hands lost.

She might also be lost in a Romanian defensive minefield during October 1942.

This last seems to be the case as the wreck was found off Constanta during the summer of 2010 by the Black Sea Wreck Divers team together with the Aquarius Diving Center from Constanta, more info to follow.

 

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Notable events involving ShCh-213 include:


23 Feb 1942
ShCh-213 sank the Turkish sailing vessel ?ankaya (464 GRT) with gunfire west-north-west of the Bosporus in position 41°25'N, 28°55'E. A torpedo fired earlier in the attack missed its target.

24 Feb 1942
ShCh-213 torpedoed and sank the small Bulgarian merchant (flying the flag of Panama) Struma (169 GRT) just north-east of the Bosporus in position 41°23'N, 29°13'E. Out of the 764 Jewish refugees aboard only one survived. (1)

2 Mar 1942
ShCh-213 fires a torpedo against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of unknown tonnage north-east of the Bosporus in position 41°18'N, 29°19'E. The torpedo missed the intended target.

3 Mar 1942
ShCh-213 fires a torpedo against the Turkish sailing vessel Adana east-north-east of the Bosporus in position 41°14'N, 29°32'E. The torpedo missed the intended target.

14 Oct 1942
The German auxiliary submarine chaser UJ 116/Xanten is missed by a torpedo 10 meters astern off Tulcea, Romania in position 44°39'N, 29°05'E. Xanten makes an attack with depth charges possibly sinking the attacker that might be ShCh-213.

Sources

  1. Personal communication

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