Soviet T-405 “Vzryvatel” minesweeper, beached

T-405 Vzryvatel minesweeper

Soviet T-405 “Vzryvatel” minesweeper (project 3 of the type “Fugas”), beached

“Vzryvatel” minesweeper participated in the defense of Odessa and Sevastopol: accompanied ships and transports to the besieged city.
January 5, 1942 “Vzryvatel” minesweeper after landing the marines while maneuvering ran aground, after which it was damaged by the waves. January 6, 1942 the enemy found the helpless minesweeper aground. The Germans brought eight field guns to Beoag, and then shot Vzryvatel from close range. The enemy managed to capture 19 wounded Soviet sailors in captivity.

Location: Evpatoria, Crimea, Russia
Photo date: 1942

In : 1942

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