Sinking of MV Toboshi

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Sinking of MV Toboshi
Part of the Fall of Adolfosburg during
the Creeperian Civil War
MV Toboshi pictured in c. 1941.
MV Toboshi pictured in c. 1941.
CoordinatesWMA button2b.png 47°08′27″S 44°39′93″W
  • 20 September 1949; 74 years ago (1949-09-20)
  • 12:36 – 1:21 a.m. ATL
TargetMV Toboshi
Attack type
Maritime disaster (struck by a torpedo)
Injured16 (later executed)
Perpetrators Imperial Council Navy
AssailantsCrew of BIC DA 36

The sinking of MV Toboshi, also known as the Toboshi massacre,[note 1] occurred on 20 September 1949 when the Creeperian submarine BIC DA 36 struck the Ajaki cargo ship MV Toboshi with a torpedo. Toboshi was carrying over 10,000 Creeperian refugees, most of whom were ex-combatants of the National Council for Peace and Order and civilians from the city of Adolfosburg, when it was struck by the torpedo.

The sinking killed all but eighteen of those onboard; nearby naval vessels of the Catholic Imperial Restoration Council did not assist the survivors and even fired upon some survivors, killing many in the process, but only rescued sixteen random individuals to represent the sixteen years of civil war the country endured. All eighteen survivors were later interviewed of the events which occurred during the sinking and subsequently executed by the Imperial Council for treason. Among those killed included Miguelist Emperor Marcos I, who was attempting to flee the country for safety in Ajakanistan.

Many historians outside of Creeperopolis consider the sinking of the ship to constitute a war crime, and some have considered the incident to also be a massacre. Meanwhile, in Creeperopolis, the sinking has been praised by the government as a "heroic achievement against Miguelism", and the crew of the submarine were all awarded the grand cross grade of the Imperial Order of Romerism by Emperor Romero II.


Imperial Council offensive on Adolfosburg

Mass displacement of civilians and refugees

Children of National Council soldiers in Adolfosburg, August 1949,

Intelligence of evacuation operations

Chief Admiral Leónidas Trujillo Molina requested the DINA to investigate potential evacuations from Adolfosburg.

Operation Campos

Admiral Fyodor Borman in 1947.

Vessels involved

MV Toboshi

MV Toboshi was an Ajaki hospital ship which was built in Toboshi, Tobosk, Ajakanistan between 1936 and 1939, and was the first of the Toboshi-class hospital ships built, with the second being MV Saint Georgiy. The ship was owned and operated by the Ajaki Navy and was used to transport wounded soldiers away from conflict zones for medical treatment.

  • Captain Fédor Andreivich Vasiliev (Федор Андреевич Васильев), born (1908-05-28)28 May 1908 (aged 41)
  • Chief Officer Vladimir Vladimirivich Zhukov (Владимир Владимирович Жуков), born (1910-07-02)2 July 1910 (aged 39)
  • First Officer Alyosha Volfovich Belov (Алеша Вольфович Белов), born (1911-08-30)30 August 1911 (aged 38)
  • Second Officer Tikhon Aleksandrovich Ivanov (Тихон Александрович Иванов), born (1914-02-22)22 February 1914 (aged 35)
  • Third Officer Yaroslav Gennadievich Nikitin (Ярослав Геннадьевич Никитин), born (1916-08-16)16 August 1916 (aged 33)
  • Fourth Officer Dmitri Peprov Vladimirivich (Дмитрий Пепров Владимирович), born (1917-06-12)12 June 1917 (aged 32)
  • Fifth Officer Stefan Afanasievich Kuzmin (Стефан Афанасьевич Кузьмин), born (1919-04-25)25 April 1919 (aged 30)
  • Sixth Officer Avandeyev Nikitovich Stanoslav (Авандеев Никитович Станослав), born (1921-08-29)29 August 1921 (aged 28)


The BIC DA 36 pictured in 1944.


Torpedo attack

Attempted evacuations

Final plunge

Death toll


Actions of BIC DA 36 after the sinking

Treatment of the sixteen survivors

After the sinking, BIC DA 36 only rescued sixteen people from the debris field. The crew selected only sixteen people to symbolize the sixteen years of civil war the country had endured up to that point, and how they were responsible for the civil war. The sixteen survivors were:

Name Birth date and age Nationality Occupation
Afonso Cosme Bellón e Vigo 1 June 1910 (aged 39)  Atlántida Salesman
Semyon Emirvich Bukhayiev 5 August 1900 (aged 49)  Ajakanistan Lawyer
Koyasumaq Chuquipoma Ccahua 1917/1918 (aged 31) Senvar National Council mercenary
Claudia Julia Dávalos y Umaña 22 August 1927 (aged 22)  Creeperopolis Shoemaker
Ramiro Álvaro Díaz y Huerta 31 May 1930 (aged 19)  Creeperopolis National Council soldier
María Anastasia Enríquez y Sol de Pérez 19 January 1910 (aged 39)  Creeperopolis Baker
Rogelio Vidal Gaitán y Gómez 16 February 1926 (aged 23)  Creeperopolis National Council soldier
José Mauricio Herrea y Fernández 1919/1920 (aged 29)  Creeperopolis National Council soldier
Isaïes Amadeu Masolivé i Bertra July 1917 (aged 33) Granada National Council mercenary
Kusiyaya Huaman Paucar 1917 (aged 32) Senvar National Council mercenary
Carlos Farabundo Quijada y Hernández 1917 (aged 32)  Creeperopolis National Council soldier
Filipp Burbanivich Timoshenko 13 June 1878 (aged 71)  Ajakanistan Politician
Enric Flaviér Uéi e Mórt 7 September 1910 (aged 39)  Castilliano Steelworker
Fyodor Fyodorich Vass 11 September 1922 (aged 27)  Ajakanistan National Council mercenary
Pavel Ivanovich Vasser 24 December 1896 (aged 52)  Ajakanistan Engineer
Leonora Angelina Zacatecas y Macías 11 November 1919 (aged 29)  Creeperopolis School teacher

Impact on further evacuation operations

Conclusion of the Adolfosburg Campaign

Imperial Council commanders José Fernández Suárez (left) and Arturo Rawson Perón (right) after the fall of Adolfosburg.

Reactions to the sinking

Fate of MV Toboshi


In popular culture

See also


  1. CreeperianCreeperian: Հփնդիմիենտո դել Տոբոսհի or Մասածրե դել Տոբոսհի; Creeperian – Iberic: Hundimiento del Toboshi or Masacre del Toboshi; Ajaki: Затопление Тобоши (Zatopleniye Toboshi) or Резня Тобоши (Reznya Toboshi).