Well, thans tigre even if so far we have kept this years-long topic just focused on specific info/data checking of clashes and battles ^^
On this subject, i would like to copy my latest info-gathering over clashes occurred in Pillau during 1945. Sadly while there are growing info of German losses (thanks HM site) it's somewhat mysterious the exact identity of the BKA involved
into two separate incidents that are strongly connected with surface losses of minor german crafts. I copy the text here for future reference/interest/need.
16 March 1945
The Original Soviet claim sure appears a bit exagerated, but there are elements to see that something happened:
2У гавани Пайзе 5 бка атаковали караван плавсредств неприятеля, потопив 2 вооруженные бдб, 2 несамоходные баржи и большое число шлюпок с солдатами. 5 тка искали врага у Пиллау, 2 из которых вели бой с 8 ска неприятеля.
Attacking group was composed by BKA 200, 201, 202, 204, 205, 206, 212, 213 and 214
In the past was proposed that German PiLb-554 reportedly lost by mine on the area on the same day could be involved in the action.
On HMA there are actually two possible victims:
16.04.1945 Vor der Frischen Nehrung fällt das in Begleitung le.Stubo vom Weichseldurchstich nach Pillau laufende s.Stubo 252 der 2./771 mit 60 Soldaten an Bord einer Mine zum Opfer.[
With the interesting details that other StuBo were engaged in a firefight:
16.04.1945 Verlust eines s.Stubo durch Minentreffer vor Pillau. Zu Hilfe kommende le.Stubo von russ. Schnellbooten zusammengeschossen.[
Concerning the PiLb-554 there is both an older report of sinking at 16 March but also a "double" subsequent report at 17 March
17.04.1945 PiLB 554 wird auf seiner letzten Fahrt von Peyse nach Pillau vor Kamstigal durch eine Magnetmine zerrissen.[
17.04.1945 Verlust eines Labo durch Minentreffer bei Kamstigall.[
In the end both BiLB-554 and StuBo-252 are reported as lost due mines, not with thousands of dead, but clearly many dozens. Also a firefight with Soviet boats is mentioned, but it is unclear the effect of the fight on both side (as for the possiblity that BKA finished the damaged crafts, or hit them directly on first place).
25 April 1945
I have already wrote above of this second battle, somewhat more interesting for the direct capture of German soldiers/sailors on sea.
Finally, the HMA give some extra clue of the two barges lost due BKA action with the following description:
25.04.1945 Verlegung der 2. und 3. Kp nach Schiewenhorst. -- 4 L-Boote geraten auf dem Marsch in einen russ. Landungsverband vor Neutief, 2-LBoote sinken im Feuer der russ. Fahrzeuge.[
Number of crafts sunk match the Soviet claim and for the first time we have a more defined identification, could be interesting to understand/know which kind PiLB boats was used by the PiL 771 unit