Ships hit by U-boats

RT-19 Komintern

Soviet Steam trawler

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NameRT-19 Komintern
Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage577 tons
Completed1930 - F. Schichau GmbH, Elbing, Danzig 
OwnerNarodnyj Komissariat Rybnoj Promyshlennosti (NKRP) 
Date of attack1 Mar 1942Nationality:      Soviet
FateSunk by U-436 (G√ľnther Seibicke)
Position69° 21'N, 35° 30'E - Grid AC 8948
Complement? men (? dead - no survivors)
RouteMurmansk - fishing grounds 
History Completed in April 1930 
Notes on event

At 11.40 hours on 1 March 1942 U-436 fired a spread of three torpedoes at a steamer of 1500 grt northeast of Cape Teriberskij and reported two hits after 45 and 47 seconds and the subsequent sinking of the vessel. The victim was probably RT-19 Komintern which did not return from fishing off the Gusinaia Banka, Novaya Zemlya, although Soviet sources report the date of loss as 16 March.


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