Allied Warships


Submarine of the ShCh (Scuka) class

NavyThe Soviet Navy
ClassShCh (Scuka) 
Mod5th group (Type X) 
Built byBaltiyskiy Zavod (Leningrad, U.S.S.R.) / Yard 189 
Laid down4 Dec 1934 
Launched28 Jun 1935 
Commissioned23 Jul 1936 
LostApr 1942 

Northern fleet.

Last reported off the Tanafjord on 23 April 1943, lost on after this date. All hands lost.

Former nameShCh-313

We don't have any commands listed for USSR ShCh-401

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Notable events involving ShCh-401 include:

15 Jul 1941
At 0510 hours ShCh-401 makes a torpedo attack (one torpedo fired) on the German auxiliary submarine chasers UJ 177 and UJ 178 near Kiberg, Norway. The attack however fails. (1)

24 Dec 1941
At 2003 hours ShCh-401 fires four torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 3000 GRT of the Bosfjord. All torpedoes fired however missed their target.

7 Jan 1942
At 0038 hours ShCh-401 fires 3 torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 8000 GRT off Helnes, Norway at the mouth of the Porsangenfjord. All torpedoes fired however missed their target.

19 Apr 1942
ShCh-401 tries to attack a German convoy of the Tanafjord. The attack on the tanker Forbach (7999 GRT) fails due to the escorting German minesweepers M 154 and M 251.

23 Apr 1942
ShCh-401 torpedoed and sank the Norwegian merchant Stensaas (1359 GRT) off Gamvik, Norway in position 71°04'N, 28°20'E.

Later the same day ShCh-401 also attacked the German auxiliary submarine chaser UJ 1110. The attack fails and ShCh-401 is depth charged by the ship she just tried to attack and UJ 1101. ShCh-401 is not heard or seen after this attack but her loss is most likely not due to the depth charging.


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