Shch-118 - the Soviet diesel-electric torpedo submarine of the Second World War , belongs to the V-bis series of the Shch project - Pike .
|Flag state||the USSR|
|Current status||cut into metal|
|Type of ship||Average DPS|
|Project designation||Pike V-bis Series|
|Speed (surface)||12 knots|
|Speed (underwater)||8 knots|
|Working depth||75 m|
|Immersion depth||90 m|
|Autonomy of swimming||20 days|
|Surface displacement||592 t|
|Underwater displacement||715 t|
|The length is the greatest|
(on design basis)
|The width of the body naib.||6.2 m|
(on design basis)
|Artillery||2 45-mm 21-K guns, 1000 rounds|
|Nasal TA: 4 × 533 mm,|
feed TA: 2x533 mm
Ammunition (torpedoes): 10
|Air defense||2 machine guns|
The boat was laid down on October 10, 1932 at the Baltiysky Zavod factory No. 189 in Leningrad , in 1933 it was delivered disassembled to the Dalzavod factory No. 202 in Vladivostok for assembly and completion, launched in early 1934, December 18 1934 went into operation.
- During the Second World War, made one military campaign, success was not achieved.
- July 18, 1942 from the explosion on a nearby standing Sch-138 , Sch-118 received a hole and went to the bottom. According to sailor Borovik Nikolai Petrovich (1920-1993), who was in the 7th compartment at the time of the explosion, part of the crew managed to bully around 6 and 7 compartments. For several hours they lay motionless on the floor and waited in complete silence for help and waited for the crane to rise. At the time of lifting, five sailors (the whole crew of the 7th compartment), among whom was N. Borovik, opened the hatch, jumped out of the boat and sailed to the shore. Then the boat fell off the crane and went to the bottom, turning out to be a grave for the remaining submariners. This crane could not lift the boat. When they sent for a new, more powerful crane, no one could rejoice at the completion of the ascent in the 6th compartment. A large number of victims is also connected with the fact that on the eve an order was received for the entire crew to arrive and take their places, which was not typical for a training boat. Almost the entire crew was on the boat at the time of the accident. The five surviving sailors were promised to be presented for awards, but were not awarded. “Lucky 7th compartment” volunteers went to the Stalingrad Front to avenge the dead comrades. They were sure that this was a diversion. All sailors were assigned to the Dnieper flotilla, which was at that time near Stalingrad. Borovik N.P. in its composition reached Berlin. The fate of the rest is unknown.
- On June 10, 1949 it was renamed to "S-118".
From August 1934 to March 1937 - Ivanov Nikolai Semenovich
Famous people who served the boat
- Ponomarev, Dmitry Grigoryevich - from March to April 1935, assistant commander of the submarine.
- Dygalo, Victor Ananievich - in November-December 1951, the acting second-generation submarine commander
- Morozov M. E. , Kulagin K. L. "Pike." Legends of the Soviet submarine fleet. - M .: Yauza , Eksmo , 2008 .-- 176 p. - (Arsenal collection). - ISBN 978-5-699-25285-5 .