Soviet Motor tanker
|Completed||1932 - A/B Götaverken, Gothenburg|
|Date of attack||19 Dec 1941||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Sunk by U-652 (Georg-Werner Fraatz)|
|Position||39° 27'N, 26° 05'E - Grid CK 9284|
|Complement||? men (1 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Batumi, Black Sea (25 Nov) - Istanbul - Pacific|
|History||Completed in April 1932 as Norwegian Eidsvold for A/S Eidsica (S. Ditlev-Simonsen), Oslo. 1932 sold to the Soviet Union and renamed Varlaam Avanesov. |
|Notes on event|
At 21.34 hours on 19 Dec 1941 the unescorted Varlaam Avanesov was hit by a torpedo from U-652 in the Aegean Sea and sank after about two hours 2,5 miles off Cape Babakale, Tenedes Island. The survivors abandoned ship in the lifeboats, reached the Turkish coast and were later repatriated.
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