Between 11 to 30 March 1945 Operation Scottish was put in place with the object of ensuring safe passage for Convoys JW and RA 65 to and from North Russia.

 

Between 11 to 30 March 1945 Operation Scottish was put in place with the object of ensuring safe passage for Convoys JW and RA 65 to and from North Russia.

Forces taking part:

(Vice Admiral Commanding, Tenth Cruiser Squadron) HMS's CAMPANIA, TRUMPETER, DIADEM

(Captain (D) Twenty Third Destroyer Flotilla) MYNGS, SCORPION, SCOURGE, SIOUX, STORD, SAVAGE, ONSLAUGHT, OPPORTUNE, ORWELL

(Captain (D) Second Destroyer Flotilla) HMS ZAMBESI

Seventh Escort Group HMS's LAPWING, ALINGTON CASTLE, ALNWICK CASTLE, FARNHAM CASTLE, CAMELLIA, OXLIP, HONEYSUCKLE

HMS ONSLAUGHT was damaged in a collision with RFA BLACK RANGER and returned to the Clyde. HMS LAPWING and one merchant ship torpedoed and sunk off Kola, another merchant ship was torpedoed and beached. RA 65 arrived United Kingdom without loss or damage

This operation was supported by RFA BLUE RANGER and RFA BLACK RANGER

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