On This Day (1st April) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 01 April 2016 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Kiev (1917-1942)

The Russian cargo ship, SS Kiev, was built in 1917 and weighed around 5,823 tons. On 3 April, 1942, SS Kiev, when on route from Murmansk to Iceland was torpedoed by German submarine U-436 and sunk in Barents Island.

SS Kiev

Our Society was able to provide 60 of the survivors with £546/4s worth of financial support – the equivalent of £24,590.

Picture courtesy of wrecksite.eu

Posted In: Shipwreckollections