Soviet Coastal minesweeper
|Type:||Coastal minesweeper (R class)|
|Completed||1937 - Zavod No 341, Rybinsk|
|Date of attack||30 Jul 1944||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Sunk by U-481 (Klaus Andersen)|
|Position||59° 33'N, 27° 24'E - Grid AO 3666|
|Complement||? men (? dead and ? survivors).|
|History||Completed as MU-35 for the VVMU and used as training vessel by the Frunze Naval Academy. From 10 October 1939 to 10 December 1940 assigned to the Baltic Fleet after conversion to the patrol craft SKA-314 and afterwards returned to VVMU as MU-35, but on 25 July 1941 again assigned to the Baltic Fleet and converted to the minesweeper KT-1104. After participating in the evacuation of Tallinn to Kronstadt the vessel was renamed KT-804 on 7 September 1941. |
|Notes on event|
At 17.36 hours on 30 July 1944 U-481 fired a Gnat at group of coastal minesweepers in the Narva Bay and observed a hit after 35 seconds and saw the KT-804 sink. At 17.40 hours, a second Gnat was fired that detonated after 1 minutes 55 seconds. Andersen could not observe the sinking of KT-807, but he saw how the damaged KT-806 was towed away. The U-boat later found wreckage in the area.
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