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The martyrology of the Northern Convoys’ ships and caravans

Special thanks to Dr. of Military science, Professor Platonov for the information provided

The martyrology of the Soviet Northern convoys’ ships

Akademik Shokalskiy

July 27, 1943

Went down under the artillery attack of U 255 submarine in the Kara Sea 10 miles of the Cape Spory Navolok (Novaya Zemlya Island) (76°06' north latitude, 68°49' east longitude). The surviving crewmembers headed by captain I. Snisarenko landed on field ice under the enemy’s fire. Later they reached the shore on a lifeboat. On August 1 and 2 the sailors and polar explorers (except for the three men who died of starvation and cold) were taken from the deserted coast aboard Polar Explorer motorboat, sent in search of them from the Matochkin Shar Strait. Total 11 people died

Alexandr Sibiryakov

(GRT 1384)

August 25, 1942

Sank in battle with the German heavy cruiser Admiral Sheer in the Kara Sea 10 miles off Belukha Island (76°12' north latitude, 91°30' east longitude). Due to the steamship’s radio messages Marine Operations Headquarters of the Northern Sea Route was informed about the convoy raider emerging at the Kara Sea and was thus able to warn the rest of the ships. 79 people were killed, 19 crewmembers including heavily wounded captain A. Kacharava were taken prisoner. 6 of them later died in concentration camps. The coal heaver P. Vavilov rescued having reached Belukha Island

Arkhangelsk

(GRT 2480)

September 30, 1943

While on her route as a part of convoy BA-18 carrying foreign-made cargoes was torpedoed by U 960 submarine in the Kara Sea to the west of Russkiy Island (76°55' north latitude, 93°56' east longitude). Sank in 5 minutes, 15 crewmembers died. The minesweeper T-886 rescued 27 people including captain G. Yermilov

Ashabad

(GRT 5284)

April 29, 1942

While on solitary sail from New York to Cuba, not far from the Atlantic coast of the USA was torpedoed by the U 402 submarine on the beam of the Cape Lookout (34°19' north latitude, 76°31' west longitude). The artillery squad brought guns into action and forced the u-boat to plunge under water thus giving opportunity to the crew including captain Yaskevich to abandon the sinking ship. Later the crew was picked up from lifeboats and rafts by the US coastal guard vessel and delivered on shore

Dekabrist

November 4, 1942

While on solitary sail from Iceland, was attacked by 12 enemy’s torpedo bombers and 2 horizontal bombers and went down 60 miles south of Hope Island (75°30' north latitude, 27°30' east longitude). The crew took lifeboats. 10 days later one of the boats with captain and 18 sailors was washed ashore. Most of the sailors had died through winter and the three remaining men including captain S. Belyayev were taken prisoner in summer 1943. They returned to the USSR after the war. Total 77 people died

Dickson

(GRT 2920)

August 27, 1943

While on her route in the Kara Sea to the south-east of the Mona Islands (75°40' north latitude, 89°35' east longitude) escorted by SKP-16 and minesweeper T-906 and towing steamship Severoles-18 was inefficiently attacked by U 354 submarine. On the next day Dickson was torpedoed by U 302 submarine and sank in 12 minutes. All the passengers and the crew including captain O.Filatov successfully took lifeboats

Donbass

November 7, 1942

While on solitary sail to Iceland went down after unequal battle with the German destroyer Z-27 (76°24' north latitude, 41°30' east longitude). 49 crewmembers died, 16 men including wounded captain V. Tsilke were taken prisoner

Dvinoles

(GRT 3946)

February 4, 1942

While sailing from USA to the Soviet Union as a part of allied convoy went down 80 miles of the coast of Newfoundland after collision with Norwegian ship Houprince. All the crewmembers including captain N. Chilingiri were saved by another Norwegian ship Evita.

Izhora

March 7, 1942

Being too slow it was left far behind the convoy QP-8 and was sunk by the German fleet destroyer Friedrich Inn (from the convoy of Tirpitz battleship). The crew including captain V. Belov died. The only surviving crewmember, first mate N. Adayev, was sent by the Nazis to the concentration camp.

Kiev

April 13, 1942

Approaching Bear Island the ship (part of the convoy QP-10) was attacked by U 435 submarine and went down (73°22' north latitude, 28°48' east longitude). In half an hour the crew and passengers were picked up from lifeboats by the British minesweeper and later delivered to Iceland. 6 people died

Kolhoznik

(GRT 3380)

January 17, 1942

While on the route from Boston to Halifax got hole in the bilge due to collision with an underwater obstacle or an onboard blast (supposedly a torpedo) and went down in an hour being by the shores of Nova Scotia (44°23' north latitude, 63°39' west longitude). The crew headed by captain G. Tsarev took two lifeboats and reached the Canadian shores. Many of crewmembers were suffering from cold injuries, two people died

Komsomolets, Nord

August 17, 1942

Heading for Naryan-Mar the tugboats were sailing in the Pechora Sea near Matveyev Island, Komsomolets towing barge P-4 and lichter Sh-500, and Nord towing malfunctioned tugboat Komiles. The vessels were carrying several hundred people and building materials. U 209 submarine sank the towed ships, set the tugboat Komsomolets on fire and killed people in the water with artillery fire. 305 people died including Naryan-Mar port’s captain P. Kozlovskii and captain of Komsomolets P. Mikheyev. The surviving tugboat Nord rescued 20 people after the submarine left

Krasnyi partizan

January 1, 1943

While on solitary sail to Iceland, was attacked by the U 255 submarine and went down (75°30' north latitude, 8°00' east longitude). 51 people including captain A. Belov died

Krestyanin

(GRT 2513)

August 1, 1942

While on the route to Belushya Bay with the cargo of coal for ships Krestyanin was torpedoed by U 601 submarine at the Barents Sea near Mezhdusharskii Island (71°08' north latitude, 52°19' east longitude, Novaya Zemlya) and went down in 3 minutes. The crew dropped lifeboats and reached Novaya Zemlya. 38 people headed by captain A. Nikolayev were rescued, 7 people including 2 passengers died

Kuibyshev

(GRT 2332)

August 24, 1942

Sank by U 601 submarine in the Kara Sea to the north-west of Dickson port (73°52' north latitude, 77°40' east longitude). All crewmembers and captain I.Tokovenko died

Kuznets Lesov

November 23, 1942

Due to the storm had been left behind by convoy QP-15 and was sunk by U 601 submarine. All crewmembers including captain V. Tsibulkin died

Marina Raskova

(GRT 9083)

August 12, 1944

Was sunk by U 365 submarine while on her route in the Kara Sea 60 miles west of Beliy Island (73°21' north latitude, 67°20' east longitude). The steamer Marina Raskova had onboard 55 crewmembers and 354 military men, polar explorers and their families. Later the minesweepers T-118 and T-114 were sunk by U 365 submarine while rescuing crewmembers and passengers. The third minesweeper T-166 rescued 186 people and headed for Khabarovo village. The further rescuing of crewmembers and passengers was complicated by the storm and low visibility. For more than two weeks the fleet and aircrafts continued search of whale boats and other life saving appliances with more than 150 people. Due to the storm the mentioned appliances were scattered in all directions. The aircrafts rescued 73 people. 298 passengers and crewmembers of the steamer and escorting ships died

Nord

(GRT 200)

August 26, 1944

Was sunk by U 957 submarine’s artillery fire in the Kara Sea in the vicinity of Belukha Island (75°35' north latitude, 89°50' east longitude). 18 people including captain V. Pavlov died, 2 people were taken prisoner

Onega

(GRT 1603)

April 22, 1945

While on her route as a part of convoy was torpedoed by U 997 submarine and went down in 6 minutes in the Barents Sea by the eastern shore of the Rybatchii Penisula (69°40' north latitude, 33°22' east longitude). Anti-submarine destroyers BO-220 and BO-228 picked up from water and lifeboats 37 people including captain M. Tokayev. 5 people died

Proletariy

(GRT 1123)

December 5, 1944

Was sunk by U 995 submarine in the vicinity of the Rybatchii Penisula while on her route to Kola Bay as a part of convoy PQ-20. 31 people including captain P. Izhmyakov died, 21 people were rescued

Revolutsiya

(GRT 433)

December 3, 1944

Was sunk by U 1163 submarine in the Barents Sea (68°44' north latitude, 37°49' east longitude) being a part of the convoy. 22 crewmembers including captain A. Motalov and one passenger (the wife of senior mechanic) died

Rodina

July 5, 1942

Being a part of QP-13 went down by the shores of Iceland after tripping a British mine barrier. Lifeboats with crewmembers were keeled over. The British corvette saved 26 people from the water and took them to Iceland. 39 people died including captain K. Kubasov

Sadko

(GRT 1612)

September 11, 1941

While carrying supplies to the base at Tikhaya Bay (Frantz Josef Archipelago) hit an underwater obstacle that was not marked in maps and went down in the Kara Sea not far from the Izvesti Tsik Islands. The crew including captain A. Korelsky was picked up by the icebreaker Lenin that came to rescue after detecting an SOS alarm

Schors

(GRT 3770)

October 14, 1942

Went down after tripping a mine (exposed earlier by U 592 submarine) while leaving Yugorski Shar strait (69°36' north latitude, 60°00' east longitude). Nobody died

Sergey Kirov

(GRT 4146)

October 1, 1943

While on her route from the USA as a part of convoy BA-18 carrying foreign-made cargoes was sunk by U 703 submarine in the Kara Sea in the vicinity of the Izvesti Tsik Islands (75°44' north latitude, 83°46' east longitude). The escorting minesweeper T-909 rescued the crew including captain A. Litvinenko from lifeboats. One crewmember died

Shkval

(GRT 382)

August 25, 1943

Went down after touching off a ground mine laid by U 625 submarine in the Yugorsky Shar Strait (69°43' north latitude, 60°З3' east longitude). 46 crewmembers including captain V. Timofeev died, 5 people were rescued

Stalingrad

September 13, 1942

The steamship (part of the convoy PQ-18) was sunk by U 589 submarine and went down in 4 minutes. 21 out of 87 people on board died including 5 passengers

Sukhona

September 13, 1942

Was sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts as a part of convoy PQ-18 (76°07' north latitude, 12°00' east longitude)

Tbilisi

(GRT 7169)

September 6, 1943

Sank after touching off ground mines laid by U-636 submarine. The crew including captain V. Subbotin rescued with the exception of two people

Tbilisi

(GRT 11800 )

December 30, 1944

Sank in the Barents Sea after being torpedoed by U 956 submarine. The forward part of the ship was disengaged and sank, the part remaining afloat was towed to Teriberka village (the coast of the Barents Sea). 57 people including captain V. Subbotin died

Tsiolkovsky

May 1, 1942

Being a part of QP-11 went down after being attacked by the German destroyers Z 24 and Z 25. 13 crewmembers were saved by the British corvette, 33 died including captain V. Levitsky

Tuapse

(GRT 6320)

July 4, 1942

In the end of 1941 the ship lead by the captain V. Scherbachev left the Black Sea heading towards the Far East. Later she passed through the Suez Canal to the Indian Ocean, then, circling Africa, crossed the Atlantic and arrived to the shores of Central America.

On July 4, 1942 Tuapse was torpedoed by U 129 submarine and went down in Yucatan Channel (22°13' north latitude, 86°06' west longitude). 10 people died

Ufa

January 26, 1943

While on solitary sail to Iceland went down (74° north latitude, 18° east longitude) after being attacked by U 255 submarine. 39 people died including captain A. Patrikeyev

Vishera

(GRT 2200)

July 10, 1942

While on the route from Murmansk to Arkhangel escorted by minesweeper T-882 and motorboat MO-251 was attacked by four fighter aircrafts “U-88”. Four bombs hit the head of the ship and she went down in 5 minutes. The dropped lifeboat picked up 24 crewmembers including captain M. Khabarov, 6 crewmembers were rescued by the minesweeper, 4 people died

The martyrology of the Allied Northern convoys’ ships

Africander

September 13, 1942

Was sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts as a part of convoy PQ-18

Alamar

May 27, 1942

Was sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts as a part of convoy PQ-16

Alcoa Cadet

June 21, 1942

Supposedly was blown up by a magnetic mine while anchoring in the harbor of Murmansk, one man died

Alcoa Ranger

July 7, 1942

Sunk by U 255 submarine after PQ-17 had been ordered to scatter

Aldersdale

July 7, 1942

Sunk by U 457 submarine after PQ-17 had been ordered to scatter

Andrew G Curtin

January 25, 1944

Sunk by U 716 submarine as a part of convoy JW-56A

Atheltemplar

September 14, 1942

Being a part of convoy PQ-18 was damaged by U 457 submarine. Was later sunk by the British minesweeper Harrier after the crew had been taken aboard

Ballot

January 2, 1943

Being a part of convoy JW-51B ran aground approaching Kildin Island and ruined totally

Bateau

March 29, 1942

Due to the severe storm got far behind PQ-13 and was sunk by destroyer Z 26

Bellingham

September 22, 1942

Sunk by U 435 submarine as a part of convoy QP-14

Bolton Castle

July 5, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts after convoy PQ-17 had been ordered to scatter

Botavon

May 3, 1942

Was damaged by the enemy’s aircrafts as a part of convoy PQ-15. Sunk by the British destroyer Badsworth after the crew had been taken aboard

Cape Corso

May 2, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts as a part of convoy PQ-15

Carlton

July 5, 1942

Sunk by U 88 submarine after convoy PQ-17 had been ordered to scatter

Christopher Newport

July 4, 1942

Had been damaged by the enemy’s aircrafts as a part of PQ-17 before the convoy was scattered. According to the existing versions, was sunk either by the British P 614 or the German U 457 submarine after the crew had been rescued

Chulmleigh

November 6, 1942

While on solitary sail to Archangel ran aground on the stones by Spitzbergen and was destroyed by the aircraft attack and a torpedo launched by U 625 submarine

City of Joliet

May 27, 1942

Was damaged by the enemy’s aircrafts as a part of convoy PQ-16. On 28th of May  was sunk by the escorting ship after the crew had been taken aboard

Daniel Morgan

July 5, 1942

Sunk by U 88 submarine after convoy PQ-17 had been ordered to scatter

Earlston

July 5, 1942

Sunk by U 334 submarine after convoy PQ-17 had been ordered to scatter

Edward H Crockett

September 29, 1944

Sunk by U 310 submarine as a part of convoy RA-60

Effingham

March 30, 1942

Got far behind convoy PQ-13 and was sunk by U 435 submarine

El Capitan

July 10, 1942

While the cargo ships of PQ-17 had been partly taken under warships protection, El Capitan was damaged by the enemy’s aircrafts on July 9th and one day later was sunk by U 251 submarine

El Occidente

April 13, 1942

Sunk by U 435 submarine as a part of convoy QP-10

Empire Beaumont

September 13, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts as a part of convoy PQ-18

Empire Byron

July 5, 1942

Sunk by U 703 submarine after convoy PQ-17 had been ordered to scatter

Empire Cowper

April 11, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts as a part of convoy PQ-10

Empire Gilbert

November 2, 1942

While on solitary sail from Iceland was sunk by U 586 submarine

Empire Howaro

April 16, 1942

Sunk by U 403 submarine as a part of convoy PQ-14

Empire Lawrence

May 27, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts as a part of convoy PQ-16

Empire Purcell

May 27, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts as a part of convoy PQ-16

Empire Ranger

March 28, 1942

Got far behind PQ-13 and was sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts

Empire Sky

November 6, 1942

While on solitary sail from Iceland was sunk by U 625 submarine

Empire Starlight

April 3, 1942

While being docked at Murmansk was put out of action due to the fire after direct bombing hit. On June 1st she sank after direct hit of aviation bomb

Empire Stevenson

September 13, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts as a part of convoy PQ-18

Empire Tourist

March 4, 1944

Sunk by U 703 submarine as a part of convoy RA-57

Executive

March 5, 1943

Sunk by U 255 submarine as a part of convoy RA-53

Exterminator

July 5, 1942

Being a part of convoy QP-13 went down off the coast of Iceland after tripping the British mine barrier

Fairfield City

July 5, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts after convoy PQ-17 had been ordered to scatter

Fort Bellingham

January 25, 1944

Being a part of convoy JW-56A, had been initially damaged by U 360 submarine. Following that she was sunk by U 957 submarine on January 26

Goolistan

November 23, 1942

Sunk by U 625 submarine as a part of convoy QP-15

Gray Ranger

September 22, 1942

Sunk by U 435 submarine as a part of convoy QP-14

Greylock

February 3, 1943

Sunk by U 255 submarine as a part of convoy RA-52

Harpalion

April 13, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts as a part of convoy QP-10

Hartlebury

July 7, 1942

Sunk by U 355 submarine as a part of convoy QP-17

Heffron

July 5, 1942

Went down off the coast of Iceland after tripping the British mine barrier. Was a part of convoy QP-13

Henry Bacon

February 23, 1945

Got behind convoy RA-64 and was sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts

Honomu

July 5, 1942

Sunk by U 456 submarine after convoy PQ-17 had been ordered to scatter

Hoosier

July 10, 1942

Sunk by U 376 submarine after convoy PQ-17 had been ordered to scatter

Horace Bushnell

March 20, 1945

Being a part of convoy JW-65 had been seriously damaged by U 995 submarine. After that was towed to Teriberka village and put ashore for drying. Totally disintegrated ashore

Horace Gray

February 14, 1942

Had been seriously damaged by U 711 submarine during forming up of convoy RA-64. After that was towed to shallow water

Hybert

July 5, 1942

Went down off the coast of Iceland after tripping the British mine barrier. Was a part of convoy QP-13

Idefjord

April 22, 1944

Sunk by U 997 submarine as a part of convoy PK(ПК)-9

Induna

March 30, 1942

Got behind convoy PQ-13 and was sunk by U 376 submarine

J L M Curry

March 7, 1942

Being a part of convoy RA-53 got severe damage due to the storm and was sunk by escorting ships

John Penn

September 13, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts as a part of convoy PQ-18

John Witherspoon

July 6, 1942

Sunk by U 255 submarine after convoy PQ-17 had been ordered to scatter

Jutlano

May 2, 1942

Being a part of convoy PQ-15 had been initially damaged by the enemy’s aircrafts and on May 3 was sunk by U 251 submarine

Kentucky

September 18, 1942

Being a part of convoy PQ-18 was seriously damaged by the enemy’s aircrafts. Was sunk by escorting ships after the crew had been taken aboard

Lancaster Castle

April 15, 1942

While being docked at Murmansk was sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts

Lowther Castle

May 27, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts as a part of convoy PQ-16

Macbeth

September 13, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts as a part of convoy PQ-18

Mary Luckenbach

September 14, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts as a part of convoy PQ-18

Massmar

July 5, 1942

Went down off the coast of Iceland after tripping the British mine barrier. Was a part of convoy QP-13

Mormacsul

May 27, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts as a part of convoy PQ-16

Navarino

July 4, 1942

Being a part of PQ-17 was sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts before the convoy’s scattering

New Westminster City

April 3, 1942

While being docked at Murmansk was sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts

Norfjell

February 14, 1945

Had been seriously damaged by U 968 submarine during forming up of convoy RA-64. After that was towed to shallow water

Ocean Freeoom

March 13, 1943

While being docked at Murmansk was sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts

Ocean Voice

September 22, 1942

Sunk by U 435 submarine as a part of convoy QP-14

Oliver Ellsworth

September 13, 1942

Sunk by U 408 submarine as a part of convoy QP-18

Olopana

July 8, 1942

Sunk by U 255 submarine after convoy PQ-17 had been ordered to scatter

Oregonian

September 13, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts as a part of convoy PQ-18

Pan Atlantic

July 6, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts after convoy PQ-17 had been ordered to scatter

Pan Kraft

July 5, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts after convoy PQ-17 had been ordered to scatter

Paulus Potter

July 5, 1942

Was initially damaged by the enemy’s aircrafts after convoy PQ-17 had been ordered to scatter and on July 13th was sunk by U 255 submarine

Penelope Barker

January 25, 1944

Sunk by U 278 submarine as a part of convoy JW-56A

Peter Kerr

July 5, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts after convoy PQ-17 had been ordered to scatter

Puerto Rican

March 9, 1943

Sunk by U 586 submarine as a part of convoy RA-53

Racelano

March 28, 1942

Got behind convoy PQ-13 and was sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts

Richaro Blano

March 5, 1943

Being a part of convoy RA-53 was initially seriously damaged by U 255 submarine. On March 10, U 255 attempted another successful attack. As the result the ship split in half, but the stern part was towed to Iceland

River Afton

July 5, 1942

Sunk by U 703 submarine after convoy PQ-17 had been ordered to scatter

Samsuva

September 29, 1944

Sunk by U 310 submarine as a part of convoy RA-60

Silver Sworo

September 20, 1942

Sunk by U 255 submarine as a part of convoy QP-14

Steel Worker

June 3, 1942

Went down in Kola Bay after tripping a magnetic mine

Syros

May 26, 1942

Sunk by U 703 submarine as a part of convoy PQ-16

Thomas Oonaloson

March 20, 1945

Sunk by U 968 submarine as a part of convoy JW-65

Thomas Scott

February 17, 1945

Sunk by U 968 submarine as a part of convoy RA-64

Wacosta

September 13, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts as a part of convoy PQ-18

Washington

July 5, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts after convoy PQ-17 had been ordered to scatter

Waziristan

January 2, 1942

Lost convoy PQ-7A and was sunk by U 134 submarine

William Clark

November 4, 1942

While on solitary sail from Iceland was sunk by U 354 submarine

William Hooper

July 4, 1942

Being a part of PQ-17 had been initially damaged by the enemy’s aircrafts before the convoy’s scattering. Later was sunk by U 334 submarine

William S Thayer

April 30, 1944

Sunk by U 711 submarine as a part of convoy RA-59. 43 people died including 23 members of crew of destroyer Dostoyniy. On arriving to the UK they were due to take over the handling of the destroyer

Zaafaran

July 5, 1942

Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts after convoy PQ-17 had been ordered to scatter

Allied combat ships destroyed while guarding Northern convoys

Cruisers:

Edinburgh Intentionally torpedoed by the British destroyer Foresight and sank on May 2, 1942. Before that, on April 30 and May 2, Edinburgh was put totally out of operation as a result of torpedo attacks of U 456 submarine and destroyer Z 24 correspondingly while escorting QP-11.
Trinidad Intentionally torpedoed by the British destroyer Matchless and sank on May 15, 1942. Before that, on May 14, was put totally out of operation as a result of aircrafts’ attack. Trinidad was bound for the USA to undergo extensive repair for minimizing damages gained after her own torpedo’s hit during fight for PQ-13.

Destroyers:

Deyatelniy While guarding convoy KB-1 (КБ-1) was sunk in the vicinity of Bolshoy Olenii Island by U 956 submarine.
Sokrushitel’niy Broke in two and sank in the storm on November 22, 1942 while guarding convoy QP-15.
Achates Sunk by the German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper on December 31, 1942 during the fight for convoy JW-51B.
Hardy Intentionally sunk by British destroyer Venus on January 30, 1944. Before that had been put totally out of operation as a result of direct U 278 torpedo hit during the fight for convoy JW-56B.
Mahratta Sunk on February 25, 1944 by U 990 submarine during the fight for convoy JW-57.
Matabele Sunk on January 17, 1942 by U 454 submarine while escorting convoy PQ-8.
Punjabi Was rammed through by British battleship King George V and sank on May 1, 1945 while escorting convoy PQ-15.
Somali Sank in the storm on September 24, 1942 while escorting convoy QP-14. Earlier she had been torpedoed by U 703 submarine on September 20th.

Patrol gunboats:

Brilliant Was torpedoed by U 957 submarine on September 23, 1944 while guarding convoy VD-1 (ВД-1) in the Kara Sea and went down in two minutes. Nobody of the crewmembers survived.
SKR-23(СКР-23) Sunk on November 7, 1942 in the Barents Sea by the German combatant squadron headed by the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper while securing the solitary sail of cargo ships to Iceland. The crewmembers were taken prisoner.

Sloops:

Kite Sunk on August 21, 1944 by U 344 submarine while guarding convoy JW-59.
Lark On February 17, 1945 lost her stern in the blast of torpedo launched by U 968 submarine while securing the passage of the convoy RA-64 out of Kola Bay. Had been towed to Murmansk and functioned as the heater. Later was given for recycling as scrap iron.
Lapwing Sunk on March 20, 1945 by U 968 submarine while guarding convoy JW-65.

Frigates:

Goodall Sunk on April 29, 1945 by U 968 submarine while guarding convoy RA-66.

Corvettes, heavy anti-submarine destroyers:

BO-224 (БО-224) Located and attacked U 995 submarine in the vicinity of Kildin Island on March 3, 1945.
BO-229 (БО-229) Located U 997 submarine in the vicinity of Kildin Island on December 7, 1944 and attempted an attack using depth bombs, but was sunk by counterfire.
BO-230 (БО-230) Located U 365 submarine up-top in the vicinity of Teriberka village (the coast of the Barents Sea) on December 5, 1944 and attempted pursuit but was sunk by counterfire. Nobody of the crewmembers survived.
Bluebell Sunk by U 711 submarine while guarding convoy RA-64 on February 17, 1945.
Denbigh Castle Torpedoed by U 992 submarine on February 13, 1945 while guarding convoy JW-64. As Denbigh Castle was still afloat, the Soviet ships made attempt to tow her to Murmansk, but it was finally decided to put her ashore for drying at Bolshaya Volkovaya Bay due to the rapid loss of buoyancy.
Tunsberg Castle Tripped a mine and sank on December 12, 1944.

Minesweepers:

Т-114 Was torpedoed on August 13, 1944 by U 365 submarine while conducting rescue efforts in the Kara Sea by the side of a lifeboat of torpedoed cargo ship Marina Raskova. Went down in four minutes.
Т-118 Was sunk in the Kara Sea on August 12, 1944 by U 365 submarine while approaching a lifeboat of torpedoed cargo ship Marina Raskova.
Т-120 Sank in the Kara Sea on September 24, 1944 after a chain of attacks of U 739 submarine.
Т-886 Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts in Kola Bay on May 9, 1944 while guarding convoy IK-9 (ИК-9).
Т-896 Sunk by U 960 submarine in the Kara Sea (by the Mikhailov Penisula) on October 1, 1943 while guarding convoy VA-18 (ВА-18).
Т-904 Tripped a ground mine in the Yugorsky Shar Strait on July 25, 1943 while escorting a caravan of river vessels. Sank in two minutes.
Т-911 Was torpedoed by U 703 submarine on July 30, 1943 while approaching Belushya Bay (Novaya Zemlya). Sank in 30 seconds.
Bramble Sunk by the German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper and carrier Eckoldt on December 31, 1942 during the attack on convoy JW-51B.
Gossamer Sunk by the enemy’s aircrafts in Kola Bay on June 24, 1942.
Leda Sunk by U 435 submarine on September 20, 1942 while guarding convoy QP-14.
Niger Sank on July 5, 1942 after tripping a British mine barrier while guarding convoy QP-13.

Submarines:

P 551 (Jastrzab) Had lost its position while guarding convoy PQ-15 and was sunk by the guarding ships St Albans and Seagull on May 2, 1942.

Armed whale catchers:

Shera Turned upside down due to the ice accretion on March 9, 1942 while escorting convoy PQ-12.
Sulla Sunk by U 436 submarine on April 1, 1942 while escorting convoy PQ 13.

German combat vessels lost in battles with the Northern convoys

Battleships:

Scharnhorst Sunk by the ships of JW-55B distant operational cover headed by the British battleship Duke of York on December 26, 1943.
Tirpitz Sunk by the British aircrafts in the vicinity of Tromso on November 12, 1944.

Destroyers:

Friedrich Eckoldt Sunk by the British cruiser Sheffield on December 31, 1942 during the fight for JW-51B.
Schoemann Sank due to the damage caused by artillery fire of the British cruiser Edinburgh on May 2, 1942.
Z 26 Sunk by the British cruiser Trinidad and carrier Eclipse on March 29, 1942 during the fight for QP-9.

Mine layers and anti-submarine destroyers:

Bremse Sunk by the British cruisers Aurora and Nireria on September 7, 1941.
Ulm Sunk by the British destroyers Marne, Martin and Onslaught on August 25, 1942.
Uj 1108 Sunk by the Soviet submarine K-3 on February 5, 1943 while guarding a squadron of combat vessels that were returning after having laid the mine barrier to the north of Kildin Island.

Submarines:

U 88 Sunk by the British destroyer Onslow and an aircraft of the escort carrier Avenger in the vicinity of the Spitsbergen archipelago on September 12, 1942.
U 277 Sunk by an aircraft of the escort carrier  Fencer south-west of the Spitsbergen archipelago  on May 1, 1944.
U 286 Sunk by the British frigates Anguilla, Cotton and Loch Shin while approaching Kola Bay on April 29, 1945.
U 288 Sunk by the aircrafts of the British escort carriers Activity and Tracker south-east of the Spitsbergen archipelago on April 3, 1944.
U 307 Sunk by the British escort ships Cygnet, Loch Insh and Loch Shin north-west of Kola Bay on April 29, 1945.
U 314 Sunk by the British destroyers Meteor and Whitehall south-east of Bear Island on January 30, 1944.
U 344 Sunk by an aircraft of the British escort carrier Vindex north-east of Bear Island on August 22, 1944
U 347 Sunk by the British shore-based aircraft west of the Lofoten Islands on July 17, 1944.
U 354 Sunk by the British escort ships Keppel, Loch Dunvegan, Mermaid and Peacock together with aircrafts of the escort carrier Vindex north-west of Bear Island on August 24, 1944.
U 355 Sunk by the British destroyer Beagle and an aircraft of the escort carrier Tracker south-west of Bear Island on April 1, 1944.
U 360 Sunk by the British destroyer Keppel in the Norwegian Sea on April 2, 1944.
U 361 Sunk by the British shore-based aircraft west of the Lofoten Islands on July 17, 1944
U 362 Sunk by the Soviet minesweeper T-116 in the Kara Sea near Uedineniya Island on September 5, 1944
U 365 Sunk by an aircraft of the British escort carrier Campania south-east of Jan Mayen Island on December 13, 1944.
U 366 Sunk by an aircraft of the British escort carrier Chaser north-west of Tromso on March 5, 1944.
U 387 Sunk by the Soviet destroyer Zhivuchiy to the north of Teriberka village (the coast of the Barents Sea) on December 8, 1944.
U 394 Sunk by the British escort ships Keppel, Mermaid, Peacock and Whitehall together with aircrafts of the escort carrier Vindex south-east of Jan Mayen Island on September 2, 1944.
U 425 Sunk by the British escort ships Alnwick Castle and Lark approaching to Kola Bay on February 17, 1945.
U 457 Sunk by the British destroyer Pulsive north of Kola Bay on September 16, 1942.
U 472 Sunk by the British destroyer Onslaught and an aircraft of the escort carrier Chaser south-east of Bear Island on March 4, 1944.
U 585 Sunk by the Soviet destroyer Gremyaschiy to the north of Kildin Island on March 30, 1942.
U 589 Sunk by the British destroyer Onslow and an aircraft of the escort carrier Avenger while approaching the Spitsbergen archipelago on September 14, 1942.
U 601 Sunk by the British shore-based aircraft near the Lofoten Islands on February 25, 1944.
U 639 Sunk by the Soviet submarine S-101 in the Kara Sea in the vicinity of the Cape Zhelaniya on August 28, 1943.
U 644 Sunk by the British submarine Tuna to the south of Jan Mayen Island on April 7, 1943.
U 655 Located up-top north of Hammerfest and rammed through by the British minesweeper Sharpshooter on March 24, 1942.
U 674 Sunk by an aircraft of the British escort carrier Fencer north-west of Narvik on May 2, 1944.
U 713 Sunk by the British destroyer Keppel north-west of Narvik on February 24, 1944.
U 742 Sunk by the British shore-based aircraft in the vicinity of the Lofoten Islands on July 18, 1944.
U 921 Sunk by an aircraft of the British escort carrier Campania north-east of Hammerfest on September 30, 1944.
U 959 Sunk by an aircraft of the British escort carrier Fencer south-east of Jan Mayen Island on May 2, 1944.
U 961 Sunk by the British sloop Starling  north-east of the Faeroes on March 29, 1944.
U 973 Sunk by an aircraft of the British escort carrier Chaser in the Norwegian Sea on March 6, 1944.