Ships hit by U-boats


Soviet Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,332 tons
Completed1929 - Zavod No 189 (Ordzhonikidze), Leningrad 
OwnerMurmanskoe Gosudarstvennoe Morskoe Parokhodstvo (MGMP), Murmansk 
Date of attack24 Aug 1942Nationality:      Soviet
FateSunk by U-601 (Peter-Ottmar Grau)
Position73° 52'N, 77° 40'E - Grid AS 4137
Complement? men (? dead - no survivors)
RouteArchangelsk (11 Aug) - Dikson 
History Completed in December 1929 
Notes on event

At 14.09 hours on 24 Aug 1942 the unescorted Kujbyshev (Master I.V. Tokovenko) was hit by one torpedo from U-601 and sank immediately northwest of Dikson. The ship had the harbour tug Medvezhonok (approx. 50 tons) in tow, which was sunk by 20 rounds from the deck gun at 14.42 hours. The xB-Dienst reported the victim as the Soviet steam merchant Valerian Kujbyshev (4629 grt).

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