Armenia - Армения

Russia,Black Sea

Armenia was a Adzharia class passenger liner laid down by Soviet Baltic Works, and was launched in 1928 to operate in the Black Sea. After the German invasion in June 1941, Operation Barbarossa, she was requisitioned by the Soviet navy as a military transport and hospital ship. After the German 11th Army surrounded Sevastapol in October 1941, Armenia was tasked with evacuating wounded soldiers and refugees from the city. Loaded with thousands of people, she left Sevastapol bound for Yalta 6. November 1941. Outside Yalta she was spotted and attacked by German Heinkel HE111 bombers from KG 28 the following day. She was hit by one torpedo who broke her mid ship, and she disappeared in the deep within a few minutes. Only four people survived the sinking, and its believed that between 5000 and 7000 people lost their lives. Several attempts to located the wreck has been done, and in 2020 she was finally located and filmed on a depth of over 400 meter.

Former names:
Armenia - Армения

110,6 x 15,5 x 5,8 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
4727 grt
Leningrad ( RU ) 1928
  Sevastapol( RU )

44°15'00.0"N 34°17'00.0"E

Last updated: January 2021