Ships hit by U-boats

T-898 (No 44)

Soviet M/S trawler

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NameT-898 (No 44)
Type:M/S trawler
Tonnage553 tons
Completed1931 - Zavod No 201 (Marine Works), Sevastopol 
OwnerSoviet Navy 
Date of attack25 Aug 1941Nationality:      Soviet
FateSunk by U-752 (Karl-Ernst Schroeter)
Position68° 20'N, 39° 00'E - Grid AW 2270
Complement43 (41 dead and 2 survivors).
History Built as steam trawler RT-411 Nenec for Sevgosrybtrest NKRP. On 19 October 1939 the ship was requisitioned by the Soviet Navy, converted to the minesweeper T-898 (No 44) and assigned to the Northern Fleet. She participated in the Winter war against Finland and was returned to the owner on 29 March 1940. On 25 June 1941 the ship was again requisitioned by the Soviet Navy, assigned to the Northern Fleet on 29 July and since 23 August part of the White Sea Flotilla. 
Notes on event

At 10.11 hours on 25 August 1941, U-752 fired a stern torpedo at T-898 (No 44) and scored a hit on the port side after 47 seconds. The vessel was alone on guard duty between Cape Chernyj and Cape Svyatoj Nos and sank almost immediately after the hit about 80 miles east of Cape Chernyj.


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