Ships hit by U-boats


Soviet Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,920 tons
Completed1936 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough 
OwnerSovtorgflot, Moscow 
Date of attack28 Aug 1943Nationality:      Soviet
FateSunk by U-302 (Herbert Sickel)
Position75° 43'N, 89° 38'E - Grid XA 7542
Complement63 (0 dead and 63 survivors).
RouteDikson - Kozhevnikov Bay, Laptev Sea 
History Completed in April 1936 
Notes on event

At 11.16 hours on 28 Aug 1943, U-302 fired a spread of four torpedoes at a Soviet convoy near Mona Island and observed one hit in the fore ship of the Dikson (Master O.Z. Filatov) after a running time of 2 minutes 56 seconds and saw the ship sinking after 12 minutes. All hands were rescued by the Soviet tug Severoles (No 18) and later transferred to the Soviet minesweeper T-906 (No 60).

The convoy designation is not known, but the escort consisted of the Soviet escort vessels T-906 (No 60) and SKR-16 (No 75), the latter had spotted two torpedo tracks but it was too late to avoid them.

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