ShCh-205 file photo [15864]


Ship ClassShchuka-class Submarine
Builder NameShipyard Named After 61 Communards, Nikolaev, Ukraine
Laid Down5 Jan 1934
Launched6 Nov 1934
Commissioned17 Nov 1936
Decommissioned11 Sep 1954


ww2dbaseShCh-205 was a Soviet Navy submarine of the V-bis-2 series of the Shchuka-class. She was built at the Shipyard Named After 61 Communards at Nikolaev, Ukraine (also known as Nikolaev North Shipyard or the Soviet Shipyard No. 200) in the 1930s. She saw action with the Black Sea Fleet, sinking two Turkish vessels suspected of transporting supplies for the Germany Army in May 1942. She was retired from service in 1954 and was scrapped.


Last Major Revision: Sep 2012

ShCh-205 Operational Timeline

5 Jan 1934 The keel of submarine ShCh-205 was laid down at the Shipyard Named After 61 Communards at Nikolaev, Ukraine.
6 Nov 1934 Submarine ShCh-205 was launched at the Shipyard Named After 61 Communards at Nikolaev, Ukraine.
17 Nov 1936 Submarine ShCh-205 was commissioned into service.
18 May 1942 Soviet submarine ShCh-205 sank Turkish ship Duatepe with torpedoes and schooner Kaynardzha with the deck gun 10 miles off Bulgaria; these ships were suspected of smuggling weapons to southern Ukraine for German forces.
23 May 1942 Soviet submarine ShCh-205 sank Turkish merchant ship Safak off Burgas, Bulgaria; Safak was suspected of bringing arms for German troops fighting in Ukraine.
5 Aug 1942 Submarine ShCh-205 attacked German tanker Le Progrès northeast of Constanta, Romania; all three torpedoes missed.
1 Mar 1943 Submarine ShCh-205 was awarded guard ship status.
11 Sep 1954 Submarine ShCh-205 was decommissioned from service.


Soviet submarine ShCh-205, date unknown

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