Convoy PQ 4

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Convoy PQ-4 was the fifth of the Arctic Convoys of World War II by which the Western Allies supplied material aid to the Soviet Union in its fight with Nazi Germany. The Convoy sailed from Hvalfjord, Iceland on 17 November 1941 and arrived at Archangelsk on 28 November 1941.

Ships[edit]

The convoy consisted of eight merchant ships (four British and four Soviet) all of which arrived safely. The escort consisted of the cruiser HMS Berwick, the destroyers HMS Offa and HMS Onslow, two minesweepers and two armed trawlers.

Complete List of Ships[1][edit]

Name Flag Tonnage (GRT) Notes
Alma Ata (1920)  Soviet Union 3,611
HMS Berwick (65)  Royal Navy Escort 25 Nov - 27 Nov
Budenni (1923)  Soviet Union 2,482
HMS Bute  Royal Navy Escort 17 Nov - 27 Nov
Anti-submarine trawler
Dan-Y-Bryn (1940)  United Kingdom 5,117 Commodore's ship
Empire Meteor (1940)  United Kingdom 7,457
Eulima (1937)  United Kingdom 6,207
HMS Gossamer  Royal Navy Escort 27 Nov - 28 Nov
Mossovet (1935)  Soviet Union 2,981
HMS Offa (G29)  Royal Navy Escort 25 Nov - 27 Nov
HMS Onslow (G17)  Royal Navy Escort 25 Nov - 27 Nov
Rodina (1922)  Soviet Union 4,441
HMS Seagull (J85)  Royal Navy Escort 27 Nov - 28 Nov
HMS Speedy (J17)  Royal Navy Escort 27 Nov - 28 Nov
HMS Stella Capella  Royal Navy Escort 17 Nov - 27 Nov
Anti-submarine trawler
Sukhona (1918)  Soviet Union 3,124

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Convoy PQ.4". ARnold Hague Convoy Database. Retrieved 15 October 2013.