Convoy PQ 5
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
The following information is from the Arnold Hague Convoy Database.
|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|
- "Convoy PQ.5". Arnold Hague Convoy Database. Retrieved 15 October 2013.