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Battle on the Lake Peipus by Kooskia Battle on the Lake Peipus by Kooskia
(c) Kooskia

After some time, another naval/mecha art.

This is about a little interesting naval clash:
"13 June 1944
On Lake Peipus.
Soviet gunboats BK-213 and BK-322 attacked a group of 4 German auxiliary minesweepers. During the fight the KM-19 was damaged by a shell of 45mm with 3 wounded and was forced to escape with other two units but KM-08 was left behind and was hits many times and rammed until stranding on rocks at the shore and being lost, of the German crew of 11, only 2 managed to hide themselves and were later rescued by Germans, BK-213 captured 4 sailors (2 died later), she was lightly damaged with 2 wounded (BK-213 was also responsible of the ramming).  "
Source:  www.soviet-empire.com/ussr/vie…


It's interesting that 702 years after the "Battle of the Ice" that saw the Russian forces defeating the Teutonic Order under the leadership of Alexander Nevsky, once again on that Lake the Germans saw another little defeat...

BTW that same small gunboat (BK-213 of 1125 class) already took part in the destruction of a small Finnish convoy in 1941, fighting in the Gulf of Finland.




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