Ships hit by U-boats


Soviet Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,169 tons
Completed1912 - Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges., Flensburg 
OwnerDalnevostochnoe Gosudarstvennoe Morskoe Parokhodstvo (DGMP), Wladiwostok 
Date of attack6 Sep 1943Nationality:      Soviet
FateSunk by U-636 (Hans Hildebrandt)
Position72° 35'N, 80° 36'E - Grid AS 4942
Complement? men (2 dead and ? survivors).
RouteDudinka (6 Sep) - Dikson 
History Completed in October 1912 as German Ramses for DDG Kosmos, Hamburg. 1922 renamed Pfalz for Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen. 1933 sold to the Sovietunion and renamed Tiflis. 1937 renamed Tbilisi
Notes on event

At 18.15 hours on 6 Sep 1943 the Tbilisi (Master V.K. Subbotin) struck a mine laid on 23 August by U-636 off Yenisejskij Zaliv, about 5 miles west of Krestovyj Island in the Enisej estuary, Kara Sea. The explosion occured between #2 and #3 holds, downed the foremast and began flooding the engine room. Two crew members were killed. The master tried to beach the ship, but she sank in 72°22´4N/80°33´1E on a depth of 13 metres. The ship was en route together with the Soviet steam merchant Svijaga, escorted by T-896 (No 42).


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