Ships hit by U-boats


Soviet Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,603 tons
Completed1924 - A/S Bergens Mekaniske Verksteder, Bergen 
OwnerSovtorgflot, Moscow 
Date of attack22 Apr 1945Nationality:      Soviet
FateSunk by U-997 (Hans Lehmann)
Position69° 40'N, 33° 18'E - Grid AC 8852
Complement42 (5 dead and 37 survivors).
RouteLiinahamari - Murmansk 
History Completed in August 1924 
Notes on event

At 04.50 hours on 22 April 1945, U-997 fired Gnats on two destroyers escorting convoy PK-9 and claimed one destroyer sunk, but only end-of-run detonations were observed by Karl Libknecht and the Soviet patrol craft BO-225. At 05.08 hours, the U-boat torpedoed and damaged the Idefjord and eight minutes later sank the Onega.

Five crew members from the Onega were lost. 37 survivors were picked up by the Soviet patrol craft BO-220 and BO-228.


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