Ships hit by U-boats


Soviet Motor merchant

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Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage2,847 tons
Completed1935 - Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij NV, Amsterdam 
OwnerSovtorgflot, Moscow 
Date of attack1 May 1942Nationality:      Soviet
FateDamaged by U-589 (Hans-Joachim Horrer)
Position71° 46'N, 34° 30'E - Grid AC 4669
Complement41 (27 dead and 14 survivors).
RouteMurmansk - 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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