Soviet Motor merchant
|Completed||1935 - Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij NV, Amsterdam|
|Date of attack||1 May 1942||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Damaged by U-589 (Hans-Joachim Horrer)|
|Position||71° 46'N, 34° 30'E - Grid AC 4669|
|Complement||41 (27 dead and 14 survivors).|
|Route||Murmansk - Reykjavik - Loch Ewe|
|Notes on event|
At 03.13 hours on 1 May 1942, U-589 fired a spread of two torpedoes at convoy QP-11 and heard a detonation after 5 minutes. The Tsiolkovskij was damaged and later sunk as straggler by the German destroyers Z-24 and Z-25. The survivors were picked up by HMS Lord Middleton (FY 219) (Lt R.H. Jameson).
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