Soviet Patrol Craft (A/S)
|Type:||Patrol Craft (A/S) (SC-497)|
|Completed||1944 - Daytona Beach Boat Works Inc, Daytona Beach FL|
|Date of attack||7 Dec 1944||Nationality: Soviet|
|Fate||Sunk by U-997 (Hans Lehmann)|
|Position||69° 28'N, 34° 19'E - Grid AC 8864|
|Complement||36 officers and men (23 dead and 13 survivors).|
|Route||Pala Guba (7 Dec) - patrol area north of Kildin Island|
|History||Completed in May 1944 as USS SC-1485 for the US Navy. On 8 July lend-leased to the Sovietunion and on 25 August included in the Soviet Navy as BO-229, which was assigned to the Northern Fleet on 28 October. |
|Notes on event|
At 10.10 hours on 7 Dec 1944, BO-229 (SrLt Rovanov) was hit by a Gnat from U-997, broke in two and sank in a few minutes. The vessel had Captain 3rd class I.N. Gritsjuk aboard, who was leading a submarine hunt together with the Soviet patrol craft BO-150, BO-227 and BO-228. One hour earlier they had dropped some depth charges on a contact off Kola Bay, but continued the hunt after about 20 minutes. The survivors were picked up by BO-227, among them both badly wounded commanders.
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