Ships hit by U-boats

RT-68 Enisej

Soviet Steam trawler

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NameRT-68 Enisej
Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage557 tons
Completed1932 - Zavod No 190 (A. Zhdanov), Leningrad 
OwnerGlavsevrybprom, Murmansk 
Date of attack17 Jan 1942Nationality:      Soviet
FateSunk by U-454 (Burckhard Hackländer)
Position68° 41'N, 38° 58'E - Grid AW 2244
Complement34 (2 dead and 32 survivors).
RouteMurmansk - fishing grounds 
Notes on event

At 06.32 hours on 17 Jan 1942, U-454 fired one torpedo at the RT-68 Enisej 78 miles north of Kanin Nos and observed one hit amidships. The trawler had been missed by a spread of two torpedoes at 06.03 hours. The forepart broke off and sank while the stern remained afloat and was sunk by a coup de grâce at 06.43 hours. The survivors, four of them wounded, reached Vargina Guba in their lifeboats.


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