Soviet submarine S-56
S-56 on display in Vladivostok
|Laid down:||24 November 1936|
|Launched:||25 December 1939|
|Commissioned:||20 October 1941|
|Decommissioned:||14 March 1955|
|Fate:||Stricken on 9 May 1975 and became a museum ship at Vladivostok (Korabelnaya embankment)|
|Class & type:||Soviet S-class submarine|
|Length:||77.8 m (255 ft 3 in)|
|Beam:||6.4 m (21 ft 0 in)|
|Draught:||4.4 m (14 ft 5 in)|
|Test depth:||100 m (330 ft)|
|Complement:||50 officers and men|
S-56 was a Stalinets-class submarine of the Soviet Navy. Her keel was laid down by Dalzavod in Vladivostok on 24 November 1936. She was launched on 25 December 1939 and commissioned on 20 October 1941 in the Pacific Fleet. During World War II, the submarine was under the command of Captain Grigori Shchedrin and was moved from the Pacific Fleet to the Northern fleet across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans via the Panama Canal. After decommissioning, the submarine was turned into a museum ship.
|17 May 1943||Eurostadt||1118 GRT||tanker (torpedo)|
|17 July 1943||M-346||551 GRT||minesweeper (torpedo)|
|19 July 1943||NKi-09/Alane||466 GRT||patrol vessel (torpedo)|
|31 January 1944||Heinrich Schulte||5056 GRT||freighter (torpedo)|
During the attack against Eurostadt, another torpedo hit and damaged the German freighter Wartheland (3676 GRT) but the ship was saved because the torpedo was a dud.
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