Submarine of the A (AG) class
|Navy||The Soviet Navy|
|Ordered||14 Sep 1916|
|Laid down||11 Jul 1921|
|Launched||5 Apr 1922|
|Commissioned||24 May 1922|
|Lost||28 Oct 1943|
|Loss position||46.10N, 31.55E|
Black Sea fleet.
Previous names: AG-25, PL-18, Marxist (#14).
Made 19 war patrols during WWII.
Most lilkely sunk on 28 October 1943 by German auxiliary anti-submarine ship Shiff 19 at Karkinit Bay in position 46º10'N, 31º55'E.
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Noteable events involving A-3 include:
2 May 1942
A-3 fired torpedoes at the German merchants Arkadia (1756 GRT) and Salzburg (1742 GRT) off Odessa. The targets are not hit.
29 May 1942
A-3 torpedoed and sank the Rumanian merchant Sulina (3495 GRT) off Odessa in position 46?31'N, 30?52'E. (see map)
11 May 1943
A-3 fires 2 torpedoed at the German barges Mal 1, Mal 2 and Mal 3 off Yalta in position 44?22'N, 34?05'E. The targets are not hit. (see map)
12 May 1943
While on patrol of the Crimea A-3 mistakenly fires two torpedoes at the wreck of the Soviet transport Fabritsius(3721 GRT) in position 44?51'N, 35?08'E. The Fabritsius was sunk on 2 March 1942 by a German torpedo bomber. (see map)