Romania,Black Sea

The Soviet submarine Shch-213 was laid down in 1934 at Sudostroytelnyi Zavod Imeny 61 in Nikolayev and launched three years later. She was put in service in the Black Sea fleet in October 1938. After the German invasion in 1941, they were ordered to patrol the Black Sea and and sink all shipping. She sunk two ships in her career, and in February 1942 they torpedoed the small steamer Struma with 800 jewish refugees. Only one man survived the sinking. After combat with the German uboat hunter UJ 116 outside Constanta she sank after hitting a mine 14.October 1942. The whole crew of 38 men perished. The wreck was found in 2008 approx 20 km northeast of Constanta on a depth of 32 meter.

Former names:

187,0 x 20,4 x 12,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
577 displ ( surfaced )
Nikolayev ( USSR ) 1937
( USSR )

N44 17.340 E028 53.992
( Source: Black Sea wrecks )

Picture: Shch-213
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