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Convoy PQ13 - Norwegian whalers.
Posted by: John Griffiths (IP Logged)
Date: June 29, 2005 01:49PM

Hello,

Can anyone help?

I am researching for information on the following four Norwegian vessels requisitioned by the Admiralty and pressed into service - they each sailed to Russia with Convoy PQ13.

The ships are:

HMS Silja, Sumba, Shera and Sulla.

A friend's auntie, who has since died, was engaged to a Norwegian aboard one of these vessels - I believe he was either a Petty or Chief Petty Officer. She met him at Milford Haven, where she was based and they had a brief affair before he was ordered to sail for Russia on one of these small fishing boats / whalers.

I would like, if possible, some help in establishing what type of ships they were, what they looked like (photo if possible) and so on. She said that his ship capsized, rather than was lost in action. Can anyone help?

By the way, my friend's auntie never married. To the day of her death she kept a black and white photograph of a handsome Norwegian, in Royal navy uniform, in her main roomn. For her, he was only ever her first and last love.

My regards,

John Griffiths



Subject Written By Posted
  Convoy PQ13 - Norwegian whalers. John Griffiths 06/29/2005 01:49PM
  Re: Convoy PQ13 - Norwegian whalers. Siri 06/29/2005 02:17PM
  Re: Convoy PQ13 - Norwegian whalers. JAKW 06/29/2005 03:17PM
  Re: Convoy PQ13 - Norwegian whalers. Roger 06/29/2005 05:01PM
  Re: Convoy PQ13 - Norwegian whalers. Siri 06/30/2005 08:14AM
  Re: Convoy PQ13 - Norwegian whalers. John Griffiths 06/30/2005 09:49AM
  Re: Convoy PQ13 - Norwegian whalers. Siri 06/30/2005 09:54AM
  Re: Convoy PQ13 - Norwegian whalers. neil dean 02/18/2006 12:30PM
  Re: Convoy PQ13 - Norwegian whalers. John Griffiths 06/30/2005 10:49AM
  Re: Convoy PQ13 - Norwegian whalers. Siri 06/30/2005 12:36PM
  Re: Convoy PQ13 - Norwegian whalers. Roger 06/30/2005 01:51PM
  Re: Convoy PQ13 - Norwegian whalers. Siri 06/30/2005 02:25PM
  Re: Convoy PQ13 - Norwegian whalers. Albert Hosie 08/19/2005 07:53AM
  Re: Convoy PQ13 - Norwegian whalers. kathylamb 12/30/2006 11:26AM
  Re: Convoy PQ13 - Norwegian whalers. Alan Blyth 11/23/2005 02:31PM
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