Convoy PQ 6
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.
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
The following information is from the Arnold Hague Convoy Database.
|HMT Cape Argona||Royal Navy||Escort 08 Dec - 12 Dec
|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
|HMS Leda (J93)||Royal Navy||Escort 19 Dec - 20 Dec|
|Mount Evans (1919)||Panama||5,598|
|HMS Stella Capella||Royal Navy||Escort 08 Dec - 12 Dec
|Zamalek (1921)||United Kingdom||1,567||Returned To Reykjavik, If Indeed, Sailed|
- "Convoy PQ.6". Arnold Hague Convoy Database. Retrieved 15 October 2013.