Pelesh Shipwreck

Former German ship Adolf fon Bayern. Displacement 5708 GRT. Launched in 1923. Purchased from Romania in 1932.

On 14 August 1941 Pelesh was heading for the Bosphorus in convoy with "Superga" and "Secava" guarded by two Bulgarian mine carriers. At dusk it was attacked with two torpedoes by SHT-211. Shortly afterwards there was an explosion and the ship quickly sank to not too great a depth. The guarding ships rescued most of the crew. Later, a German hydroplane rescued another one of the crew members. One died.



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