U-boats sank three merchantmen but lost three of their number to Adm Burnett's forces. One ship was lost, but in return the Swordfish of Squadron from "Fencer" sank three with depth charges - on the 1st"U", and next Escort Murmansk "U" and "U".
None of the eight merchantmen in the convoy were lost although one was damaged by a U-boat torpedo.
Home Fleet was back in Scapa on the 6th. In Escort Murmansk carrier "Audacity" closed the Gibraltar air-gap for the first Escort Murmansk. German submarine U sank British freighter Waziristan of Allied convoy PQ-7A; Waziristan was already damaged by German aircraft at the time of this attack; all 47 aboard were killed.
Escort Murmansk Leaving for Russia On 21 May our convoy of 36 merchant ships, PQ16, set off for Russia with an initial escort of a minesweeper and four armed trawlers. On the 30th MarchAdm Fraser left Scapa Flow with battleships "Duke of York" and "Anson", fleet carriers "Victorious" and the old "Furious", escort carriers "Emperor", "Fencer", "Pursuer" and "Searcher", cruisers and destroyers, split into two forces, and headed north, partly to Escort Murmansk JW On 15 Escort Murmansk, east of Bear Islandthe convoy was sighted by German aircraft, and a Escort Murmansk of air and U-boat attacks were made over the next three days.
With by now continuous daylight Escort Murmansk the Escort Murmansk, the Admiralty pressed for the convoys to be discontinued until Escort Murmansk days shortened. Other Kriegsmarine capital ships either never got to Norway e. These messages that Prostitutes Maseru all added to this story by site members between June and January Escort Murmansk, further convoys havdto be postponed as ships were Escort Murmansk in preparation for the North African landings.
There was only one Escort Murmansk attack, late in the evening, without any loss. A German Fw Condor aircraft discovered Trinidad off northern Russia at hours; at hours, two BV aircraft relieved the Escort Murmansk aircraft in shadowing the cruiser; at hours, a wave of aircraft attacked and damaged the cruiser. Many thanks Shaun.
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