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Soviet m.torpedo boat battle (1 of 3) by Kooskia Soviet m.torpedo boat battle (1 of 3) by Kooskia
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After some time, here another naval-battle drawing ^^

Here we have one of the first three works i've planned to do for the best successes of Soviet motor torpedo boats during the WW2

First Battle:
In 1942, Soviet submarines managed to pass on the German-Finnish miefield defenses in Gulf of Finland: they got losses, scoring a little number of victories, but managed to make a mess of the German shipping lines for some weeks.

For 1943 the Axis forces prepared a stronger defense, and they achieved to totally block the exit of the Gulf of Finland with minefields and anti-subs nets.

Key elements for such operations has been the finnish minelayers: however on 23 August 1943, Soviets took a little revenge, because the minelayer Riilahti (one of the two of the classes, and one of the only three Finnish minelayers) was on anti-submarine misson with engines down (to make no noise): suddenly a pair of Soviet motor torpedo boats attacked, and TK-94 of G-5 class torpedoed and sunk the minelayer.

Riilahti went down with 23 lives.

(on the background you can see also the Finnish patrol boat VMV-1 that rushed to save 11 men from water, including Riilahti commander, but he died for wounds).

G-5 class motor torped boats were mass-built and were planned for swarm-attacks on enemies, but they were mostly used as transport/landing/auxiliary/patrol boats and did only little use of torpedo attacks during the war.

The sinking of Riilahti was the best success of the class.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_…



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