Soviet submarine K-1
design of the class
|Laid down:||27 December 1936|
|Launched:||29 April 1938|
|Commissioned:||16 December 1939|
|Fate:||Lost due to unknown causes|
|Propulsion:||2-shaft diesel electric, 8400-hp diesel, 2400-hp electric|
|Range:||14,000 nm at 11 knots|
|Test depth:||230 ft (70 m)|
|Complement:||67 (10 officers)|
|Part of:||Northern Fleet|
K-1 was the leading boat of the class. At first located in Baltic, it was relocated to Northern Fleet prior the war. Mihail Avgustinovich was the commander of the boat: he requested to be demoted just to lead the submarine into battle. Since March 1943 he was promoted and transferred to the staff of the Northern Fleet, escaping death because the submarine was lost in action a few months later.
Before the sinking, K-1 scored successes as a minelayer-submarine. On 11 August 1942, K-1 was damaged by a mine, but managed to make port on 14 August.