Russia,Black Sea

Varna was a steam freighter laid down by Neptun Werft AG in Rostock, and was launched in 1937 for the Bulgarian company Societe Comerciale Bulgare. After Bulgaria joins the Axis and their invasion of Soviet Uion in1941, she is widely used in the Black Sea as a military transport. In the heavily guarded convoy Hermelin, she was spotted and torpedoed by the Soviet submarine D-4 under command of Lieutenant Commander Trofimov 24. August 1943. The torpedo ignited paort of her cargo of ammunition and she broke in two parts before she disappeared in the deep. The wreck rest today on a depth of 32 to 55 meter southwest of Olenivka.

Former names:

92,4 x 13,3 x 5,0 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2141 grt
Rostock ( D ) 1937
Varna ( BG )

45°13'N, 32°35'E
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Picture: Varna
Courtesy of Traces of War, Public domain

Last updated: November 2019