T-889 (No 34)
Soviet M/S trawler
|Name||T-889 (No 34)|
|Completed||1930 - Nordseewerke AG, Emden|
|Date of attack||15 Nov 1941||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Sunk by U-752 (Karl-Ernst Schroeter)|
|Position||67° 30'N, 41° 11'E - Grid AW 2647|
|Complement||43 (43 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Archangelsk (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.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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