Operation Seevogel

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This was a German naval minelaying operation in the Kara Sea by Oberleutnant Günther Heinrich’s U-960 (18 August/1 September 1943).

The boat deposited 16 TMC mines in the Matochkin Strait, between the two main elements of Novaya Zemlya, namely Severny and Yushny islands, on 28 August, and it is believed that none of these claimed a victim.