Re: V 5909 Coronel - confused situation
Posted by: Andrey Kuznetsov
Date: May 27, 2002 12:48PM
Thank you very much. Your answer is useful as usual.
Now it is finally clear that:
Othmarschen was sunk by L-20;
V 6115 was sunk by M-172;
V 5909 was lost on a mine, but some problems remains. The sole mines in Qu 8467 AC laid before 01.02.43 were 5 “EP” mines laid by submarine K-2 on 10.09.1941 and these mines most probably were sweept by Germans. On a halfway between Vardř and Kiberg 12 “KB” mines were laid by MO kutters on 30.11.42 but it is Qu 8464 AC.
Is it known, V 5909 had steamed to north or to south that day? Maybe more precise coordinates are known? And, finally, is it location of mine explosion or location of point where V 5909 went to bottom?