russian SNABJENEC VTOROI

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Kurt Hoffmann
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russian SNABJENEC VTOROI

Post by Kurt Hoffmann » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:13 pm

Hello all,
the russian SNABJENEC VTOROI stranded at 05.July 1941 near La Perouse-Strait and became totalloss.
Does anybody know the voyage for this vessel ?

thanks for answer

Kurt
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Re: russian SNABJENEC VTOROI

Post by mjbollinger » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:00 am

Kurt,

Snabzhenets Vtoroi (Снабженец Второй) was a fishing ship in the service of Krabomorzverotrest, the Soviet crab fishing fleet. It was not part of the Soviet Far East Sea Shipping Company. As such, I doubt it was on point-to-point transit when it ran aground in heavy fog near the Stone of Danger in La Perouse Strait. Most likely it has staged from Vladivostok, had spent time fishing in the northern Pacific, and was returning to Vladivostok.

I have the date of the incident as 26 June 1941, not 5 July.

The ship, incidentally, was caught up in rising Soviet-Japanese tensions. According to K.E Cherevko (Серп и молот против самурайского меча), on June 28 the Soviets had asked the Japanese to rescue the sailors of the stranded ship. They did so, and forwarded them to another Soviet ship -- but then they arrested the crews of both ships for violating Japanese waters and intruding on areas of sensitive military operations. The Soviets had also been arresting Japanese fishermen for intruding in these waters and in the end the arrested sailor were exchanged and repatriated.

Marty
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Re: russian SNABJENEC VTOROI

Post by Kurt Hoffmann » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:49 pm

Thanks Marty,
for this very intersting information.

Kurt
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