Convoy PQ-5

Convoy PQ-5

Convoy PQ-5 was the sixth of the Arctic Convoys of World War II by which the Western Allies supplied material 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


  • Richard Woodman, Arctic Convoys 1941-1945 , 1994, ISBN 0-7195-5752-6
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