Submarine of the K (Katjusa) class
|Navy||The Soviet Navy|
|Built by||A. Marti (Leningrad, U.S.S.R.) / Yard 194.|
|Laid down||27 Dec 1936|
|Launched||31 Jul 1938|
|Commissioned||27 Nov 1940|
|Lost||21 Mar 1943|
Northern fleet (arrived from the Baltic through inland waterways on 8 November 1941).
Most likely sunk on 21 March 1943 off the Batsfjord, Northern Norway by depth charges from the German escorts UJ 1102, UJ 1106 and UJ 1111.
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Notable events involving K-3 include:
23 Nov 1941
K-3 lays two minefields in the Rein?y- and Mager?ysund.
3 Dec 1941
At 1328 hours K-3 fires four torpedoes at the German merchant Altkirch (4713 GRT) off northern Norway in position 70°51'N, 23°50'E. All torpedoes however miss their target.
The escorting German auxiliary submarine chasers UJ 1403, UJ 1416 and UJ 1708 engage K-3 with depth charges damaging the submarine so that it had to surface resulting in a gun battle.
At 1507 hours K-3 hits the UJ 1708/Far?er (470 GRT) resulting in the sinking of this ship in position 70°54'N, 23°46'E.
The lightly armed UJ 1403 and UJ 1416 withdrew from the scene giving the damaged K-3 a possibility to escape.
30 Jan 1942
The Norwegian coaster Ing?y (327 GRT, offsite link) is mined and sunk off M?s?y, Norway in position 71°06'N, 25°00'E. The mine was laid on 23 November 1941 by the Russian submarine K-3.
9 Jul 1942
The German auxiliary submarine chaser UJ 1110 (527 GRT) is mined and sunk off the Mageroysund in position 70°39'N, 23°38'E. The mine was laid by either the Russian submarine K-3 on 23 November 1941 or the Russian submarine K-21 on 11 November 1941.
5 Feb 1943
K-3 torpedoed and sank the German auxiliary submarine chaser UJ 1108/Elbe (462 GRT) off the Kongsfjord, Norway in position 70°53'N, 29°20'E.
12 Feb 1943
K-3 torpedoed and heavily damaged the German merchant Fechenheim (8116 GRT) off the Batsfjord. The Fechenheim is beached to prevent sinking. Later the ship is salvaged and towed back to Germany but she was deemed beyond repair.
17 Mar 1943
K-3 attacked the German merchant Rotersand (4221 GRT) with torpedoes off Nordkyn, northern Norway. The torpedoes fired however all miss their target.
21 Mar 1943
The German merchant H. Fritzen (4818 GRT) reports that she was missed by torpedoes in position 71°12'N, 27°41'E. This must have been K-3 that was sunk during the German counter-attack.