Soviet Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - NV Werf Gusto v/h Firma A.F. Smulders, Schiedam|
|Date of attack||27 Aug 1943||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Damaged by U-354 (Karl-Heinz Herbschleb)|
|Position||75° 15'N, 84° 30'E - Grid AS 2722|
|Complement||? men (? dead and ? survivors).|
|History||Completed in August 1921 as Dutch Ijsseldijk for Solleveld, v.d. Meer & T.H. van Hattum’s Stoomvaart Mij, Rotterdam. 1930 renamed Minnewater for NV Stoomvaart Mij Nederlandsche Lloyd, Rotterdam. 1935 sold to Soviet Union and renamed Petrovskij.|
1970 deleted from Lloyds Register.
|Notes on event|
At 20.21 hours on 27 Aug 1943, U-354 fired a single torpedo at a Soviet convoy consisting of four merchants and two patrol boats and heard a detonation after 1 minute 55 seconds and two further detonations five minutes after firing a spread of three torpedoes at 20.22 hours. The U-boat saw after the attack only two merchants and one escort and claimed the sinking of two ships. In fact, the Petrovskij was only damaged.
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