The report says that the submarine that sank in the Baltic Sea was discovered by the crew of the newest sea minesweeper “Alexander Obukhov” during a survey of the bottom near the island of Bolshoy Tyuters. It is assumed that this is a C-12 submarine of the Soviet Navy, which was killed in the Baltic during the Great Patriotic War. This was possible to establish with additional inspection and subsequent comparison of the data obtained with the tactical and technical characteristics of Soviet submarines. The boat lies on an even keel at a depth of 70 meters.
The command of the Baltic Fleet decided to conduct a special exercise at the spot where the submarine was located, during which additional identification will be carried out.
The C-12 is a Soviet diesel-electric torpedo submarine of the IX-bis series, C is the “average” of the Second World War. 18 August 1941 of the year was commissioned. She conducted military operations in the Baltic Sea, repeatedly received damage. 30 July 1943 of the year C-12 under the command of captain 3 rank A.A. Baschenko left Lavensaari (Powerful Island) and in the morning of August 1 reported on charging at Cary Island. Further, its path lay to the deep-water passage near Naissaar Island, which the Germans blocked with a line of bottom mines. No one heard anything else about the boat, nor about the 46 members of her crew.