When a Soviet Mine Layer Collided With a U-boat
On October 27, 1942, a Soviet mine layer, the S-13, had a near miss with a German U-boat off the coast of Norway. It is believed that the U-boat was U-457. The two vessels almost collided and were only 300 meters apart when the S-13 fired warning shots. The U-boat responded by launching torpedoes at the mine layer, but luckily they missed their target. The S-13 managed to escape and the incident ended without any casualties. This event highlights the dangerous nature of naval warfare during World War II, as even close encounters between vessels could have deadly consequences.
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