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Submarine of the M (Malyutka) classEdit

Navy The Soviet Navy
Type Submarine
Class M (Malyutka)
Pennant
Built by Sudomekh (Leningrad, U.S.S.R.) / Yard 196
Ordered
Laid down 10 Sep 1936
Launched 10 Jul 1937
Commissioned 11 Dec 1937
End service
History

Northern fleet.

Stricken on 30 June 1960.

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Noteable events involving M-171 include:Edit

13 Sep 1941 M-171 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant off Linakhamari. Both torpedoed missed their target.

2 Oct 1941 M-171 fires two torpedoes against the Norwegian merchant Mimona (1147 GRT, offsite link) and the Norwegian merchant Viator (3076 GRT, offsite link) off Linakhamari. Both torpedoed missed their target.

15 Nov 1941 M-171 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 8000 tons of Kirkenes. Both torpedoed missed their target.

5 Dec 1941 M-171 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 4000 tons north of Vardo, Norway in position 70?30'N, 30?58'E. Both torpedoed missed their target. ([javascript:self.name='boats';top.emblem('/maps/pop/index.html?string=http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gcmap?PATH=70.50N30.97E&MAP-STYLE=popup&ship=','emblemPop',497,294); see map])

27 Jan 1942 M-171 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 4000 tons of the Syltefjord in position 70?60'N, 30?58'E. Both torpedoed missed their target. ([javascript:self.name='boats';top.emblem('/maps/pop/index.html?string=http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gcmap?PATH=70.36N30.35E&MAP-STYLE=popup&ship=','emblemPop',497,294); see map])

20 Mar 1942 M-171 fires a torpedo against ' what is identified as ' a auxiliary minesweeper off the Varangerfjord in position 70?00'N, 30?67'E. The torpedo missed its target. ([javascript:self.name='boats';top.emblem('/maps/pop/index.html?string=http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gcmap?PATH=70.00N30.67E&MAP-STYLE=popup&ship=','emblemPop',497,294); see map])

22 Mar 1942 M-171 fires a torpedo against ' what is identified as ' a submarine off the Varangerfjord in position 70?08'N, 30?67'E. The torpedo missed its target. The attack was most likely against U-456 that arrived at Kirkenes that day. ([javascript:self.name='boats';top.emblem('/maps/pop/index.html?string=http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gcmap?PATH=70.08N30.67E&MAP-STYLE=popup&ship=','emblemPop',497,294); see map])

29 Mar 1942 M-171 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a submarine in position 70?20'N, 31?25'E. Both torpedoed missed their target. The attack was most likely against U-585 that had departed Kirkenes the previous day. ([javascript:self.name='boats';top.emblem('/maps/pop/index.html?string=http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gcmap?PATH=70.20N31.25E&MAP-STYLE=popup&ship=','emblemPop',497,294); see map])

29 Apr 1942 M-171 torpedoed and sank the German merchant Curityba (4969 GRT) off the Varangerfjord in position 70?12'N, 30?57'E.

Curityba had the auxiliary minesweepers M 5403 and M 5407 aboard, these were also lost when the ship sank. ([javascript:self.name='boats';top.emblem('/maps/pop/index.html?string=http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gcmap?PATH=70.12N30.57E&MAP-STYLE=popup&ship=','emblemPop',497,294); see map])

23 May 1942 While on patrol of the Varangerfjord, M-171 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 11000 tons. The target was in fact the much smaller Norwegian merchant Vard? (860 GRT, offsite link). The target was not hit.

19 Jun 1942 M-171 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 4000 tons of the Varangerfjord, north of Kirkenes. Both torpedoed missed their target.

13 Dec 1942 M-171 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of the Varangerfjord. Both torpedoed missed their target.

5 Jan 1943 M-171 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 12000 tons off the Syltefjord in position 70?67'N, 30?80'E. Both torpedoed missed their target. ([javascript:self.name='boats';top.emblem('/maps/pop/index.html?string=http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gcmap?PATH=70.67N30.80E&MAP-STYLE=popup&ship=','emblemPop',497,294); see map])

29 Jan 1943 M-171 torpedoed and damaged the German transport Ilona Siemers (3243 GRT) off the Persfjord in position 70?52'N, 30?92'E. ([javascript:self.name='boats';top.emblem('/maps/pop/index.html?string=http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gcmap?PATH=70.52N30.92E&MAP-STYLE=popup&ship=','emblemPop',497,294); see map])

18 Feb 1943 M-171 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a auxiliary patrol vessel of the Syltefjord. Both torpedoed missed their target.

27 Feb 1943 M-171 fires two torpedoes against the German auxiliary patrol vessel Guschi II of the Varangerfjord. Both torpedoed missed their target.

5 Apr 1943 M-171 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 2500 tons off the Varangerfjord. Both torpedoed missed their target

12 Oct 1944 M-171 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a auxiliary patrol vessel of the Syltefjord in position 70?39'N, 30?30'E. Both torpedoed missed their target. ([javascript:self.name='boats';top.emblem('/maps/pop/index.html?string=http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gcmap?PATH=70.39N30.30E&MAP-STYLE=popup&ship=','emblemPop',497,294); see map])

16 Oct 1944 M-171 fires four (???) torpedoed against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 8000 tons in the Persfjord / Syltefjord area. All torpedoed fires missed their target.

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