Ships hit by U-boats


Soviet Survey ship

Nord is set on fire by 37mm gunfire from U-957

Type:Survey ship
Tonnage411 tons
Completed1939 - Pindushkaya Yard 
OwnerGlavnoe Upravlenie Severnogo Morskogo Puti (GUSMP) 
Date of attack26 Aug 1944Nationality:      Soviet
FateSunk by U-957 (Gerd Schaar)
Position75° 35'N, 89° 50'E - Grid XA 7553
Complement22 (18 dead and 4 survivors).
RouteDikson (23 Aug) - Shkhery Minina - Nordensheld archipelago 
Notes on event

At 01.04 hours on 26 Aug 1944 the Nord (Captain V.V. Pavlov) was shelled and sunk by U-957. The vessel was able to send a distress message and fired one shot from the 45mm gun aboard, but missed. The U-boat took the four survivors (Lieutenant Skomorokh, a boatsman, a boy and a master of a lighthouse) as prisoners on board. They were landed on 3 September in Hammerfest, transferred to Narvik by train and later by ship to Danzig in a POW camp.


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