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Leninec Class Submarine

1,200 Tons
265' 9" | 24' 7" | 15' 9"
1 x 100mm deck gun
1 x 45mm gun
6 x 21" torpedo tubes
2 x 21" torpedo tubes aftn
12 torpedoes
18 x sea mines
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Ship History
Laid down on December 26, 1935 by Baltiyskiy Zavod in Leningrad, U.S.S.R. at Yard 189 and Dalzavod in Vladivostok, U.S.S.R. at Yard 202. Launched May 25, 1938. Commissioned November 4, 1939. Assigned to the Pacific Fleet

Wartime History
On August 23, 1945 this submarine fired torpedoes at Tetsugo Maru, sinking it off Rumoi, Hokkaido at roughly 44.08N, 141.30E.

Sinking History
On August 24, 1945 sank due to unknown causes. Other sources report the date of sinking as August 25, 1945. Believed to have gone down in the La Perouse Straight, possibly due to collision with a mine. The entire crew of 53 went down with the submarine.

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Last Updated
February 2, 2016



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