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ShCh-320

CountryRussia
Ship ClassShchuka-class Submarine
Builder NameA. Marti shipyard (Yard 194), Leningrad, Russia
Laid Down31 Dec 1934
Launched12 Feb 1935
Commissioned29 Nov 1936
Displacement704 tons submerged
Length187 feet
Beam20 feet
Draft12 feet
MachineryDiesel engines (1,370hp), electric motors (800hp), 2 shafts
Speed12 knots
Armament4x bow torpedo tubes, 2x stern torpedo tubes, 10 torpedoes, 2x45mm guns

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ww2dbaseShCh-320 joined the Soviet Baltic Fleet in the mid-1930s. During the war, she patrolled the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland and was credited with the sinking of German coastal freighter Anna Katrin Fritzen in Jul 1942. In Oct 1942, she was mysteriously lost shortly after departing on a war patrol; she likely struck a naval mine in the Gulf of Finland and became lost with no survivors.

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Last Major Revision: Feb 2013

ShCh-320 Operational Timeline

31 Dec 1934 The keel of ShCh-320 was laid down at A. Marti shipyard (Yard 194) at Leningrad, Russia.
12 Feb 1935 ShCh-320 was launched at Leningrad, Russia.
29 Nov 1936 ShCh-320 was commissioned into service.
26 Sep 1941 ShCh-320 fired a torpedo at a merchant ship north of Danzig Bay; the torpedo missed.
1 Oct 1941 ShCh-320 fired a torpedo at a merchant ship north of Danzig Bay; the torpedo missed.
15 Oct 1941 ShCh-320 fired a torpedo at a merchant ship north of Danzig Bay at 1115 hours; the torpedo missed.
16 Jun 1942 ShCh-320 fired two torpedoes at German minesweeper depot ship MRS 12 west of Porkkala, Finland; both torpedoes missed.
5 Jul 1942 Soviet submarine ShCh-320 sank German coastal freighter Anna Katrin Fritzen off Memelland, Germany (Memel, occupied Latvia) at 1151 hours.
16 Jul 1942 ShCh-320 fired two torpedoes at German merchant ship Gudron off the German coast; both torpedoes missed.
1 Oct 1942 ShCh-320 departed on her final war patrol and never returned, possibly having struck a naval mine in the Gulf of Finland.




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