ShCh-324 file photo [16046]

ShCh-324

CountryRussia
Ship ClassShchuka-class Submarine
Builder NameKrasnoye Sormovo Factory No. 112 named after Andrei Zhdanov, Gorkiy, Russia
Laid Down31 Dec 1934
Launched10 Apr 1935
Commissioned31 Oct 1936
Sunk5 Nov 1941
MachineryDiesel engines (1,370hp), electric motors (800hp), batteries, 2 shafts
Speed12 knots
Crew38
Armament4x forward torpedo tubes, 2x aft torpedo tubes, 10 torpedoes, 2x45mm guns

Contributor:

ww2dbaseSubmarine ShCh-324 was a member of the Soviet Baltic Fleet. She was missing on or about 5 Nov 1941 off Tallinn, Estonia; the cause was likely a naval mine.

ww2dbaseSource: uboat.net

Last Major Revision: Oct 2012

ShCh-324 Operational Timeline

31 Dec 1934 The keel of submarine ShCh-324 was laid down by the Krasnoye Sormovo Factory No. 112 named after Andrei Zhdanov at Gorkiy, Russia.
10 Apr 1935 Submarine ShCh-324 was launched at Gorkiy, Russia.
31 Oct 1936 Submarine ShCh-324 was commissioned into service.
13 Jan 1940 Soviet submarine ShCh-324 attacked an Axis convoy in the Sea of Aland, but all torpedoes missed. Finnish Navy converted yacht Aura II retaliated with depth charges, but the wooden yacht was destroyed when one of the depth charges exploded in the thrower, killing 26; 15 survived the sinking.
5 Nov 1941 Soviet submarine ShCh-324 was lost in the Baltic Sea off Tallinn, Estonia; she had presumably hit a mine. All 38 aboard were killed.

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Soviet submarine ShCh-324, date unknown




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