Ships hit by U-boats


Soviet Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Dmitriy A. Sidorov

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,513 tons
Completed1928 - Zavod No 189 (Ordzhonikidze), Leningrad 
OwnerSevernoje Gosudarstvennoe Morskoe Parokhodstvo (SGMP) 
Date of attack1 Aug 1942Nationality:      Soviet
FateSunk by U-601 (Peter-Ottmar Grau)
Position71° 08'N, 52° 19'E - Grid AT 7252
Complement45 (7 dead and 38 survivors).
RouteMalye Karmakuly Bay, Novaya Zemlya - Belushya Guba, Novaya Zemlya 
History Completed in July 1928 
Notes on event

At 00.23 hours on 1 August 1942 the unescorted Krest’janin (Master A.G. Nikolaev) was hit by one torpedo from U-601 and sank within three minutes 10 miles west of Mezhdysharskiy Island. The survivors abandoned ship in two lifeboats and were questioned by the Germans who gave them the direction to the shore. They made landfall at Belushya Guba, Novaya Zemlya. 5 crew members and two passengers were lost.

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