Bulgaria,Black Sea

The Soviet submarine Shch-211 was laid down at 61 Kommunara in Nikolayev in 1934, and was launched in September 1936. She was assigned to the Black Sea fleet in 1938. After Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of Soviet Union in June 1941, she managed to sink the Romanian steamer Peles, and damage the Italian tanker Superga who had to be beached outside Varna. She sailed into the uncharted mine field "S 18" outside Varna 16. November 1941 and sank with all hands lost. The wreck was found by divers in December 2005, resting on her keel almost completely intact. The wreck rest today outside Cape Galata near Varna on a depth of 25 meter.

Former names:

187,0 x 20,4 x 12,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
577 displ ( surfaced )
Nikolayev ( USSR ) 1936
( USSR )

  Picture: Shch-209 and the cruiser Komintern
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