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Canadian Tribal Class Destroyers at Polyarny, Russia, April 1945
Canadian Tribal Class Destroyers at Polyarny, Russia, April 1945

After escorting convoy JW 66 through the Kola Inlet, escorting warships docked at Polyarny, while the merchant ships continued on to Murmansk.

Many of the convoy escorts are seen here, including the Canadian Tribal -class destroyers HMCS Iroquois (front centre) and HMCS Huron (G24, right). Also identifiable are the Norwegian destroyer HNoMS Stord (G26, centre) and the British Castle class corvette HMS Farnham Castle (K413, left). Even though the war in Europe would soon end, on the return convoys, Allied escorts sank two German U-Boats (submarines) while the German submarine U-268 sank the British frigate HMS Goodall. U-427 narrowly missed hitting Iroquois with a torpedo.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 20020039-001_p39a



Canadian Tribal Class Destroyers at Polyarny, Russia, April 1945
Polyarny Harbourfront, April 1945
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HMCS Iroquois Sailor, Oslo, Norway
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HMCS Iroquois Escorting Prinz Eugen
Gun Crew, HMCS Prince Robert
Canadian Landing Craft, Île du Levant
German Prisoners Unloading Canadian Landing Craft, Île du Levant
Engine Room Staff, HMS Puncher
Fairey Firefly Landing
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HMS Nabob
HMS Nabob Survivors
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SS Lake Pennask
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Torpedo Damage, SS Samtucky
Torpedo Damage, MS Kronprinsen