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S-13 submarine 1941

Post by aukepalmhof » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:18 pm

Built as a submarine of the IX-Bis series of which 33 were built for the Russian Navy. Built by Krasnoe Sormovo yard at Gorky.
19 Oct. 1938, keel laid down. 25 April 1939 launched as S-13. Commissioned 31 July 1941.
Displacement tonnage, surface 856 tons, submerged 1.090 tons. Dim. 77.75 x 6.40 x 4.0m. (draught).
Two diesel engines 4.400 hp. Two electric engines 1.100 hp. Surface speed 18.8 knots, submerged 9.6 knots.
Armament 1 – 45 mm, 1 – 100 mm, four bow and two stern torpedo tubes 53.3cm.
Crew 45.

After completing she joined the Baltic Fleet. In Sept. 1942 she made her first successful sortie against German shipping when she sank two vessels with a total tonnage of 3.704 gross.
December 1944, sank the German fishing vessel SIEGFRIED.
In the end of the war, she raised havoc under the German ships returning with evacuees from Eastern Germany, which resulted in the worst marine disaster in history, when she under command of Alexander Marinesko the German liner WILHELM GUSTLOFF with 3 torpedoes sent to her watery grave in the Baltic, on 30/31 Jan. 1945, with the loss of at least 5000 lives, it is estimated that she carried over 7.000 people and only 904 survived.
10 Feb. 1945, the GENERAL VON STEUBEN was torpedoed by S-13 in the Baltic, the liner carried about 3.000 people, only 300 were rescued, mostly soldiers.

The submarine was awarded the “Red Banner” by the Russian Government.
Decommissioned in 1958, and scrapped in 1959.

Russia 1996 1500r sg6616, scott6345.
Siera Leonne 2020 LE10000 sg?, scott?
Maldives 2020 MVR 20 sg?, scott?

The Russian postcard issued in 2013 depict also the last commander of the S 13 see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Marinesko

Source: Various websites.
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2020 S13 submarine.jpg
2020 S-13 (2).jpg
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Re: S-13 submarine 1941

Post by aukepalmhof » Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:01 pm

During the Great Patriotic War surface and submarine ships provided effective assistance to Red Army troops in military operations in multiple directions; they conducted combat operations to break down the enemy water communications. Heroic deeds of the “Shch-406” (under the command of captain Evgeniy Osipov) and “S-13” submarines crews (captained by Alexander Marinesko) are widely known.

Evgeniy Ya. Osipov (1913-1943) was a captain II awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union for the excellent performance of combat missions in the Great Patriotic War and his valor and heroism. He was also awarded the Order of Lenin and the Order of the Patriotic War (1st class).

Alexander I. Marinesko (1913-1963) was a captain III awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union (posthumously) for courage and heroism shown while opposing the Nazi aggressors in the Great Patriotic War. He was also awarded two Orders of Lenin, two Orders of Red Banner and medals “For Battle Merit” and “For the Defense of Leningrad”.

Russia 2015 16R sg?, scott? (The submarine on the tap is the S-13)
http://www.rusmarka.ru/en/catalog/marka ... 28265.aspx
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