Entry to outsiders is prohibited: what divers will look for in the Gulf of Finland

“Vyborg” became the first Soviet transport lost in the Gulf of Finland since the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, and the only one destroyed by Finnish submariners. Two submarines (one of them is now on display at the Suomenlinna Museum in Helsinki) met the Vyborg as it sailed unescorted to Tallinn to evacuate grain to Leningrad. The ship tried to break away from the submarines, but a torpedo that hit the stern sent it to the bottom. All members of the Vyborg crew (presumably the ship was sailing without cargo or passengers) were saved on the island of Moshchny (then Lavensaari).


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