Ships hit by U-boats

T-889 (No 34)

Soviet M/S trawler

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NameT-889 (No 34)
Type:M/S trawler
Tonnage581 tons
Completed1930 - Nordseewerke AG, Emden 
OwnerSoviet Navy 
Date of attack15 Nov 1941Nationality:      Soviet
FateSunk by U-752 (Karl-Ernst Schroeter)
Position67° 30'N, 41° 11'E - Grid AW 2647
Complement43 (43 dead - no survivors)
RouteArchangelsk (15 Nov) - Iokanga 
History Completed in September 1930 as steam trawler RT-3 Krasnoarmeets for Sevgosrybtrest NKRP, Murmansk. On 25 Jun 1941, requisitioned by the Soviet Navy, converted to the minesweeper T-889 (No 34) and on 29 July assigned to the Northern fleet. Since 13 Aug 1941, part of the White Sea Flotilla. 
Notes on event

At 17.00 hours on 15 Nov 1941, U-752 fired a spread of two torpedoes at the Soviet auxiliary minelayer ZM-93 Jushar (2020 grt, loaded with mines) six miles southeast of Cape Ostrye Ludki and observed a hit after 2 minutes 5 seconds underneath the bridge, but the torpedo probably detonated prematurely because the ship was not damaged in the attack. T-889 (No 34) (SrLt G.V. Lotov) was the only escort of the vessel and forced the U-boat to dive with gunfire, but was then hit by a torpedo that had been fired at 18.49 hours aimed at her charge. The ship sank in a short time under a great column of smoke. The minelayer initially attacked the U-boat with depth-charges, returned to search for survivors and then proceeded after nobody was found.

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