Lenin - Ленин

Russia,Black Sea

Simbirsk was a combined cargo and passenger steamer laid down by Ferdinand Schichau Werft in Danzig, and was launched in 1909 for the Russian company Dobrovolny in St. Petersburg. After the Russian Revolution and the civil war, she was sold or transferred to Black Sea State shipping in the early 1920's and renamed to Lenin. She was modernized in early 1941, and after the German invasion in June 1941, she was used as a military transport and helped evacuating people from Ukraine and Crimea. Under a journey from Sevastapol to Yalta loaded with passengers and soldiers 27. July 1941, she struck a mine and went down in less than ten minutes. The exact number of casualties is still debated, but some sources state it was thousands of people on board. The wreck rest today standing on her keel on a depth of 80 to 97 meter outside Cape Sarich.

Former names:
Lenin - Ленин
94,8 x 12,0 x 8,6 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2713 grt
Danzig ( D ) 1909
Nikolaev ( RU )

Last updated: October 2015