Submarine of the ShCh (Scuka) class
|Navy||The Soviet Navy|
|Mod||6th group (Type X-modified)|
|Built by||A. Marti (Leningrad, U.S.S.R.) / Yard 194|
|Laid down||31 Dec 1938|
|Launched||17 Dec 1939|
|Commissioned||7 Jun 1941|
Lost in the Gulf of Finland in early June 1943. Possibly sunk by German small craft after being damaged by a German aircraft on 1 June.
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Notable events involving ShCh-406 include:
6 Jul 1942
While operating near Landsort, Sweden, at 0829 hours, ShCh-406 attacks a convoy with two merchants escorted by the Swedish destroyer Norrk?pping and the Swedish auxiliary patrol vessel Kaparen. Two torpedoes were fired against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 8000 GRT. Both torpedoes missed their target. As a result of the attack both Swedish escorts dropped depth charges.
7 Jul 1942
At 1428 hours, ShCh-408 attacks a convoy and fires one torpedo against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 6000 GRT. The torpedo missed the target.
8 Jul 1942
At 2328 hours, ShCh-406 torpedoed and damaged the German sailing vessel Fides (545 GRT, former Finnish Madare) east-south-east of Oxel?sund, Sweden in position 58°36'E, 17°25'E. The Fides remained afloat due to its cargo, wood.
22 Jul 1942
Around 1330 hours, ShCh-406 attacks a convoy and fires two torpedoes. The Swedish merchant Bele (1237 GRT) was missed.
25 Jul 1942
At 1237 hours, while in the Aland Sea, ShCh-406 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 8000 GRT with four escorts. Both torpedoes missed their target.
26 Oct 1942
While operating north of Danzig Bay, ShCh-406 torpedoed and sank the fishing vessel Mercator (119 GRT).
28 Oct 1942
At 1608 hours, ShCh-406 fires a torpedo against the small German merchant Thyland (243 GRT) off Stilo, Poland. The torpedo missed it's target.
At 2319 hours, ShCh-406 fires 2 torpedoes against the Swedish merchant Bengt Sture (872 GRT). Both torpedoes missed their target.
28 Oct 1942
At 0030 hours, ShCh-406 again fires 2 torpedoes against the Swedish merchant Bengt Sture (872 GRT). This time the ship is hit and sank about 15 nautical miles north-west of the Stilo lighthouse in position 54°58'N, 17°26'E.
1 Nov 1942
At 0845 hours, ShCh-406 torpedoed and sank the Finnish merchant Agnes (2983 GRT) north of Rixh?ft.