Convoy PQ 5

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Frost on HMS Sheffield

Convoy PQ-5 was the sixth 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 27 November 1941 and arrived at Archangelsk on 13 December 1941.


The convoy consisted of 7 transport ships (5 British and 2 Russian) all of which arrived safely, The close escort comprised four minesweepers and distant cover was provided by the cruiser HMS Sheffield

Complete List of Ships[edit]

The following information is from the Arnold Hague Convoy Database.[1]

Name Flag Tonnage (GRT) Notes
HMS Bramble (J11)  Royal Navy Escort 07 Dec - 13 Dec
Briarwood (1930)  United Kingdom 4,019 Commodore’s Ship
Chulmleigh (1938)  United Kingdom 5,445
Empire Stevenson (1941)  United Kingdom 6,209
HMS Hazard  Royal Navy Escort 27 Nov - 07 Dec
HMS Hebe (J24)  Royal Navy Escort 27 Nov - 07 Dec
Komiles (1932)  Soviet Union 3,962
Petrovski (1921)  Soviet Union 3,771
HMS Seagull (J85)  Royal Navy Escort 07 Dec - 13 Dec
HMS Sharpshooter  Royal Navy Escort 27 Nov - 13 Dec
HMS Sheffield (C24)  Royal Navy Escort 30 Nov - 07 Dec
St Clears (1936)  United Kingdom 4,312 Wintered In North Russia
Trehata (1928)  United Kingdom 4,817


  1. ^ "Convoy PQ.5". Arnold Hague Convoy Database. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 

Coordinates: 64°33′00″N 40°28′48″E / 64.5500°N 40.4800°E / 64.5500; 40.4800