Convoy PQ 6

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Convoy PQ-6 was the seventh 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 Hvalfjörður, Iceland, on 8 December 1941 and arrived at Murmansk on 20 December 1941.

Ships[edit]

The convoy consisted of eight transport ships (1 Soviet, 4 British, 1 Norwegian and 2 Panamanian). The escort included the cruiser HMS Edinburgh, destroyers Echo and Escapade, two minesweepers and two armed trawlers.

All ships arrived safely.

Complete List of Ships[1][edit]

Name Flag Tonnage (GRT) Notes
HMT Cape Argona  Royal Navy Escort 08 Dec - 12 Dec
Anti-submarine trawler
Dekabrist (1903)  Soviet Union 7,363
HMS Echo (H23)  Royal Navy Escort 11 Dec - 20 Dec
HMS Edinburgh (16)  Royal Navy Escort 11 Dec - 20 Dec
El Oceano (1925)  Panama 6,767
Elona (1936)  United Kingdom 6,192 Commodore’s Ship
Empire Mavis (1919)  United Kingdom 5,704 Vice-Commodore’s Ship
HMS Escapade (H17)  Royal Navy Escort 11 Dec - 20 Dec
Explorer (1935)  United Kingdom 6,235
HMS Hazard  Royal Navy Escort 19 Dec - 20 Dec
HMT Hugh Walpole  Royal Navy Escort 08 Dec - 12 Dec
Anti-submarine trawler
HMS Leda (J93)  Royal Navy Escort 19 Dec - 20 Dec
Mirlo (1922)  Norway 7,455
Mount Evans (1919)  Panama 5,598
HMS Stella Capella  Royal Navy Escort 08 Dec - 12 Dec
anti-submarine trawler
Zamalek (1921)  United Kingdom 1,567 Returned To Reykjavik, If Indeed Sailed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Convoy PQ.6". Arnold Hague Convoy Database. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 

Coordinates: 69°05′24″N 33°23′24″E / 69.0900°N 33.3900°E / 69.0900; 33.3900