Submarine of the S (Stalinec) class
|Navy||The Soviet Navy|
|Mod||2nd group (Type IX-modified)|
|Built by||Krasnoye Sormovo (Gorkiy, U.S.S.R) / Yard 112|
|Laid down||19 Oct 1938|
|Launched||25 Apr 1939|
|Commissioned||31 Jul 1941|
|End service||7 Sep 1954|
Decommissioned on 07 September 1954.
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Notable events involving S-13 include:
3 Sep 1942
S-13 sailed from Lavansaari Island for a war patrol.
11 Sep 1942
S-13 torpedoed and sank the Finnish merchant Hera (1379 GRT) in the Gulf of Bothnia in position 60°56'N, 19°06'E.
12 Sep 1942
S-13 torpedoed and sank the Finnish merchant Jussi H. (2325 GRT) in the S?dra Kvarken in position 60°21'N, 19°00'E.
17 Sep 1942
While continuing her patrol in the Gulf of Bothnia S-13 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 3000 tons. Both torpedoes missed their target.
18 Sep 1942
S-13 sank the Dutch merchant Anna W. (290 GRT) with gunfire in the Gulf of Bothnia about 2 nautical miles east of Kaskinen, Finland in position 62°23'N, 21°10'E.
15 Oct 1942
While returning to base S-13 is attacked off Vaidlo by the Finish submarine chasers VMV-13 and VMV-15. The submarine is able to escape and returned to base safely.
9 Oct 1944
S-13 fires four torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 5000 tons. All torpedoes missed their target. The target, that was the German fishing vessel Siegfried (563 GRT) was then engaged and damaged with gunfire north of Danzig Bay in position 55°08'N, 18°42'E. The damaged German ship was later towed to Danzig.
30 Jan 1945
At Stolpe Bank off the Polish coast in position 55°08'N, 17°41'E, S-13 torpedoed and sank the German liner Wilhelm Gustloff (25484 GRT) carrying at least 6000 to 7000 people and most likely even more, only about 900 people survived the sinking. Wilhelm Gustloff was taking officials, soldiers, refugees, women and children plus some 300 U-boat personnel from Danzig, Poland to Kiel. (1)
10 Feb 1945
S-13 torpedoed and sank the German General Steuben (14660 GRT) north of the Stolpe Bank in position 55°18'N, 16°38'E. Over 3800 wounded and refugees lost their lives. (1)
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