Ships hit by U-boats

RT-52 Som

Soviet Motor fishing vessel

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NameRT-52 Som
Type:Motor fishing vessel
Tonnage417 tons
Completed1931 - Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel 
OwnerNarodnyj Komissariat Rybnoj Promyshlennosti (NKRP) 
Date of attack26 Dec 1944Nationality:      Soviet
FateSunk by U-995 (Hans-Georg Hess)
Position68° 39'N, 40° 20'E - Grid AW 2261
Complement32 (31 dead and 1 survivor).
RouteMurmansk - fishing grounds 
Notes on event

At 18.33 hours on 26 December 1944 U-995 fired a torpedo at the unescorted RT-52 Som, which was hit after 30 seconds and sank within one minute about 30 miles north-northeast of Cape Svyatoj Nos. The only survivor was taken prisoner by the U-boat.


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