Ship's Company, HMCS Stormont
The crew of the frigate HMCS Stormont experienced the harshness and terror of Arctic convoy work in December 1944.
During this time, their ship helped escort convoy JW 62 to Kola Inlet near Murmansk, in the northern Soviet Union, and the returning convoy RA 62 heading to Loch Ewe, Scotland. Terrible weather and poor ASDIC (sonar) conditions hampered coordination with the convoy and anti-submarine operations. On the return trip, the convoy faced German submarines patrolling near Kola Inlet and German torpedo-bombers based in northern Norway.
George Metcalf Archival Collection