ShCh-317 file photo [16423]


Ship ClassShchuka-class Submarine
BuilderShipyard 194 named after A. Marti, Leningrad, Russia
Laid Down23 Jul 1934
Launched24 Sep 1935
Commissioned29 Sep 1936
Sunk14 Jul 1942
Displacement704 tons submerged
Length187 feet
Beam20 feet
MachineryDiesel engines (1,370hp), electric motors (800hp), two shafts
Speed12 knots
Armament4x forward torpedo tubes, 2x aft torpedo tubes, 10 torpedoes, 2x45mm guns


ww2dbaseSoviet submarine ShCh-317 joined the Soviet Baltic Fleet in the fall of 1936. During the war, she sank several Swedish, Danish, and German merchant ships in the Baltic Sea before becoming missing some time after 10 Jul 1942. It was generally said that she was sunk by German and Finnish patrol vessels with depth charges in or near the "Nashorn" minefield in the Baltic Sea on 14 Jul.

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Last Major Revision: Nov 2012

ShCh-317 Operational Timeline

23 Jul 1934 The keel of ShCh-317 was laid down at Shipyard 194 named after A. Marti in Leningrad, Russia.
24 Sep 1935 ShCh-317 was launched at Leningrad, Russia.
29 Sep 1936 ShCh-317 was commissioned into service with Captain V. A. Yegorov in command.
16 Jun 1942 ShCh-317 sank Finnish merchant ship Argo east of Stockholm, Sweden. Later on the same day, ShCh-317 attacked Swedish merchant ship Ulla (carrying survivors of Argo) but failed to cause any damage.
19 Jun 1942 ShCh-317 damaged Danish merchant ship Orion northeast of Gotland, Sweden; Orion would be able to be towed to Visby, Gotland for repairs.
22 Jun 1942 Soviet submarine ShCh-317 sank Swedish ship Ada Thorthon 5 miles west of Gotland island in the Baltic Sea; 14 were killed, 8 survived.
8 Jul 1942 Soviet submarine ShCh-317 sank German ship Otto Cords 10 miles off of the Swedish coast.
10 Jul 1942 The crew of ShCh-317 transmitted what was to become the final radio report from the submarine off the southern tip of Ă–land, Sweden, indicating that the submarine was returning to base.
14 Jul 1942 German patrol boats damaged Soviet submarine ShCh-317 in the "Nashorn" minefield in the Baltic Sea; Finnish minelayer Ruotsinsalmi and patrol boat VMV-6 followed the oil slick from ShCh-317 and sank the damaged submarine with depth charges, killing all 38 aboard.


Soviet submarine ShCh-317, date unknown

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