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Postby aukepalmhof » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:29 pm

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Built as a submarine under yard No 197 by the yard of Ordzhonnkidze in Leningrad for the Soviet Navy.
06 September 1929 laid down.
08 July 1931 launched as the FRUNZOVETS. She is one of the Leninets class II series
Displacement 1,025 ton surfaced, 13,12 submerged, dim. 78.0 x 7.2 x 4.08m. (draught)
Powered by 2 diesel engines each 1100 hp, and 2 electric motors total 1,250 hp, twin shafts, speed 14 knots surfaced, 9 knots surfaced.
Range 7,400 mile by a speed of 9 knots, surfaced. 154 mile by a speed of 3 knots submerged.
Armament: 1 × 100 mm (3.9 in) L/68 gun, 1 × 45 mm (1.8 in) gun, 6 × 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes (4 bow, 2 stern), 12 × torpedoes, 14 × mines.
Crew 53.
09 November 1933 completed a unit of the Baltic Fleet of the Soviet Union.

The World War II Soviet submarine L-3 belonged to the L-class or Leninets class of minelayer submarines. It had been named BOLSHEVIK and later FRUNZEVETS, before it was decided that submarines should stop having names and carry numbers instead.
Under Captain of the 3rd Rank Vladimir Konovalov, L-3 was one of the most successful Soviet submarines of World War II. On 16 April 1945, it sank the German refugee transport GOYA, an event that (if calculated by loss of life) is deemed to be one of the worst marine disasters ever, when 6,000 to 7,000 people died in the icy waters of the Baltic Sea.

After the dismantling of the submarine, part of it was used as the monument in Liepāja, though the monument was relocated to Moscow in 1995. Today, the conning tower of L-3 is on display in Moscow as a monument in Park Pobedy ("Victory Park") at Poklonnaya Gora museum.

On mines were also damaged the German sailing vessel ALBERT LEO SCHLAGETER (1634 GRT) and the German icebreaker POLLUX (4191 GRT).
L-3 is the twelfth-highest-scoring Soviet submarine (not counting ships sunk by mines she laid), with 10,722 GRT sunk.
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