Allied Warships


Submarine of the L (Leninec) class

NavyThe Soviet Navy
ClassL (Leninec) 
Mod4th group (Type XIII-modified) 
Built byMarti Yard (Nikolayev, U.S.S.R.) / Yard 198 
Laid down20 Jan 1938 
Launched17 Dec 1940 
Commissioned29 Apr 1942 
LostDec 1942 
Loss position43° 19'N, 28° 41'E

Black Sea fleet.

Lost between 15 and 29 December 1942 in a Bulgarian minefield off Cape Shabla in position 43.19.4N, 28.41.5E. All 60 men lost.


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Notable events involving L-24 include:

4 Oct 1942
L-24 lays a minefield off Akhtopol, Crimea.

7 Oct 1942
L-24 fires three torpedoes against the Italian tanker Arca (2238 GRT) off the Bosporus in position 41°29'N, 28°47'E. All torpedoes however miss their target.

19 Nov 1942
L-24 lays a minefield off Cape Kaliakra, Bulgaria.

12 Dec 1942
L-24 departed from base for a mine laying operation of the Bulgarian coast. She is not heard from again.

17 Dec 1942
L-24 was due to lay a minefield off Cape Kaliakra, Bulgaria. It is not know if the boat was able to lay this minefield or was already lost before this date.

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