the USSR,the 1970s, is composed of 23 photos depicting the legendary veteran submarine K-21, torpedinous under the leadership of captain Lunin German battleship "Tirpitz». Most of the photos in the size 13818 see the State of conservation is very good, need in finding under pressure for some time.
history Boat was founded on December 10, 1937 in Leningrad Factory No. 194 (them. A. Marti), launched on August 16, 1939. 3 February 1941 joined the Baltic fleet, then along the white sea-Baltic channel has passed in a city Polar, September 17, 1941 admitted to the Northern fleet.
In the first military campaign "K-21» at night put a barrier of 11 min in the Strait best-Sunnah, already in the morning 27.11.1941 here exploded and sank in the Norwegian transport «Bessheim (tonnage 1774 BRT.).
Vivid episode services LP "K-21” was the attack on the German battleship "Tirpitz» 5 July 1942 in the area of the island Inga, "Tirpitz» went with a guard to intercept the convoy «PQ-17» EN route from Iceland to Murmansk.
27 June 1942 submarine "K-21» received orders to go on fighting position to cover the group's vessels allied escort «PQ-17»later the submarine received a telegram announcing that to intercept the convoy «PQ-17» moves the German squadron headed by ships "Tirpitz», and "Admiral Scheer. "K-21– started the search squadron of the enemy. on 5 July at 16:33 hydrophone operator Smetanin informed the commander of the approaching noise screws. The squadron was discovered that it consisted of battleship "Tirpitz», three heavy cruisers, one of them was "Admiral Scheer», and 12 destroyers. The squadron was on anti-submarine zigzag. First there were the destroyers of type 1936, they covered a battleship and cruisers from possible attacks from under the water. Over the squadron was circling German seaplanes Arado Ar 196.
the Commander of the boat N. A. Lunin decided to attack. "K-21» slipped barrier destroyers and went into order. Having approached to a distance of 18 cables, submarine crews made chetyrehlistnyj volley from the aft torpedo tubes for flagship - battleship "Tirpitz». Acoustician and crew members in the compartments of the submarine heard two explosions. However, after the war in the German documents historians was not found evidence to torpedoes hit the battleship, the Germans did not register even the fact of attack. Historian M. E. Morozov proved the impossibility of torpedoes hit the battleship because of long distance, and the origin of the explosions he explained the detonation of torpedoes after hitting the bottom. In documents "Guns» "knight» no mention of the attack Lunin not contained. Despite this, the version of the hit torpedoes (or torpedo)-21 in "Tirpitz» still has supporters.
The boat was laid down on 10 December 1937 in Leningrad, at the Plant N°194 (n. a. A. Marty), launched on 16 August 1939. On 3 February 1941 became part of the Baltic fleet, then on the white sea-Baltic canal transferred to the Arctic, September 17, 1941, enlisted in the Northern fleet.
In his first military expedition "To-21" night, put the boom out of the 11 mines in the Strait the best-sung, in the morning 27.11.1941 got blown up and sank the Norwegian transport "Bessheim" (1774 tonnage GRT.).
Striking episode in the service of the SUBMARINE "K-21" became the attack on the German battleship "Tirpitz" on 5 July 1942 in the area of the island Inga, the Tirpitz was walking with the guards to intercept the convoy "PQ-17" route from Iceland to Murmansk.
On June 27, 1942, the submarine "K-21" was ordered to enter a fighting position to cover the group of ships of the allied convoy "PQ-17", later, the submarine received a telegram where it was reported that the interception of the convoy "PQ-17" moves of the German squadron led by ships "Tirpitz" and "Admiral Scheer". "K-21" has started the search for a squadron of the enemy. July 5 at 16:33 hydrophone Smetanin told the commander about the coming noise screws. The squadron was discovered, it consisted of the battleship "Tirpitz", three heavy cruisers, one of them was "Admiral Scheer", and 12 destroyers. The squadron was anti-submarine zigzag. First went the type 1936 destroyers, they covered a battleship and cruiser from potential attacks from under the water. Over the squadron circled the German seaplane Arado Ar 196.
Boat captain N. A. Lunin decided to attack. "K-21" slipped past the barrier of destroyers and went into orders. Become acquainted at a distance of 18 cables, chetyrehstolpnyj submarine fired a salvo of torpedo tubes on flagship — the battleship "Tirpitz". Acoustics and crew members in the compartments of the submarine were heard two explosions. However, after the war in the German documents historians have found evidence of the torpedoes hit the battleship, the Germans did not record even the very fact of the attack. Historian E. M. Morozov proved the impossibility of the torpedoes hit the battleship due to very large distances, and the origin of the explosions, he explained to the detonation of torpedoes after hitting the bottom. In the documents of the "Tirpitz" about "the knight" no mention of the attack Lunin. Despite this, the version of hit of a torpedo (or torpedoes) To a-21 in "Tirpitz" still has supporters.
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