Convoy PQ 3
Convoy PQ-3 was the fourth 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 9 November 1941 and arrived at Archangelsk on 22 November 1941.
The convoy consisted of 8 ships (6 British and 2 Panamanian flagged) escorted by the cruiser HMS Kenya, the destroyer HMS Intrepid, minesweepers and armed trawlers. One merchant ship, MV Briarwood, returned to Iceland with damage from ice; the others arrived safely.
Ships in the convoy
The following information is from the Arnold Hague Convoy Database.
|HMS Bedouin (F67)||Royal Navy||Escort 14 Nov - 20 Nov|
|HMS Bramble (J11)||Royal Navy||Escort 20 Nov - 22 Nov|
|Briarwood (1930)||United Kingdom||4,019||Returned To Iceland Damaged|
|Cape Corso (1929)||United Kingdom||3,807|
|Cape Race (1930)||United Kingdom||3,807|
|El Capitan (1917)||Panama||5,255|
|HMT Hamlet||Royal Navy||Escort 09 Nov - 14 Nov
|HMS Intrepid (D10)||Royal Navy||Escort 14 Nov - 20 Nov|
|HMS Kenya (14)||Royal Navy||Escort 14 Nov - 20 Nov|
|HMT Macbeth||Royal Navy||Escort 09 Nov - 15 Nov
|San Ambrosio (1935)||United Kingdom||7,410|
|HMS Seagull (J85)||Royal Navy||Escort 20 Nov - 22 Nov|
|HMS Speedy (J17)||Royal Navy||Escort 20 Nov - 22 Nov|
|Trekieve (1919)||United Kingdom||5,244|
|Wanstead (1928)||United Kingdom||5,486||Commodore’s Ship|
- "Convoy PQ.3". Arnold Hague Convoy Database. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
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