West
west_kõrg_12.08.2012
ID: 742 Name: West
Inserted: 29.01.2012 Monument: 27770
Country of origin: Russia
Dating: 20th century Construction Year: 1939
Date Wrecked: 27.06.1941 Propulsion: motorship
Address: Inland sea, Väinameri
Found: Yes Purpose: research vessel
Vessel Type: hydrographic survey ship Coordinates: 59:08.463 N 23:00.400 E
Open map: Open map
History: Russian motor-hydrographic vessel, built in 1939. Took part of WWII as a mine planter.
Owner: Baltic fleet
Cargo: war supplies
Story of Sinking: Was lost on 27 June 1941 at the mouth of Hari kurk (Moonsund) near Laine shoal on a marine mine. Two crew members lost their lives
Object Data: Displacement 860 tons, length 56,8 meters, width 9,3 meters.
Description of Location: shipbuilding steel
Resource Links & Literature: Bereznoi, S.S.1948. Korabli i suda VMF SSSR 1928- 1945, Moskva. Õun, M. 1996. Võitlused Läänemerel. Suvi 1941. Tallinn.
Discovery Date: 1979
Discoverer: Estonian Maritime Museum

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