ShCh-307 file photo [15866]

ShCh-307

CountryRussia
Ship ClassShchuka-class Submarine
Builder NameBaltiyskiy Zavod, Leningrad, Russia
Laid Down6 Nov 1933
Launched1 Aug 1934
Commissioned4 Aug 1935
Decommissioned23 Apr 1948

Contributor:

ww2dbaseShCh-307 was a submarine of the V-bis-2 series of the Shchuka-class. During WW2, she patrolled the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea, sinking several Finnish and German merchant ships. After the war, she was converted into a floating charging station and remained in service in this capacity until 1957. Her conning tower is now on display at Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow, Russia.

ww2dbaseSource: U-boat.net

Last Major Revision: Sep 2012

ShCh-307 Operational Timeline

6 Nov 1933 The keel of submarine ShCh-307 was laid down by Baltiyskiy Zavod at Leningrad, Russia.
1 Aug 1934 ShCh-307 was launched by Baltiyskiy Zavod at Leningrad, Russia.
4 Aug 1935 ShCh-307 was commissioned into service.
9 Aug 1941 The Soviet Shchuka-class submarine ShCh-307 (Treska) commanded by N. I. Petrov torpedoed and sank the German submarine U-144 west of Hiiumaa Island in the Baltic Sea.
2 Oct 1942 ShCh-307 attacked Finnish merchant ship Wanda in the Sea of Åland; both torpedoes missed.
11 Oct 1942 ShCh-307 attacked an Axis convoy south of the Åland Islands in the Gulf of Finland; both torpedoes missed.
21 Oct 1942 ShCh-307 attacked an Axis convoy in the Gulf of Finland; both torpedoes missed.
26 Oct 1942 ShCh-307 sank Finnish merchant ship Betty H. south of the Åland Islands in the Gulf of Finland.
16 Oct 1944 ShCh-307 attacked a merchant ship; both torpedoes missed.
3 Nov 1944 Off Akmenrags, Latvia, ShCh-307 attacked a merchant ship at 2157 hours and another at 2213 hours; all four torpedoes missed.
9 Jan 1945 ShCh-307 attacked a merchant ship southwest of Liepaja, Latvia; both torpedoes missed, and ShCh-307 was subjected to depth charging by German auxiliary patrol vessel V 317.
16 Jan 1945 ShCh-307 sank German merchant ship Henrietta Schulze southwest of Liepaja, Latvia.
6 Mar 1945 ShCh-307 and her crew received the Red Banner Award, and the commanding officer, M. S. Kainin, received the honorable rank of the Hero of the Soviet Union.
23 Apr 1948 ShCh-307 was decommissioned from service.
28 Apr 1948 ShCh-307 was converted to a floating charging station with the new designation PZS-5.
8 Apr 1957 ShCh-307 was struck from the naval register.
5 Sep 1995 The conning tower of the submarine ShCh-307 was installed at the Memorial of Victory at Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow, Russia.

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Soviet submarine ShCh-307, date unknown




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