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Re: the search for qp-13
The British minesweeper HMS Hussar, a part of the convoy's escort, was finally able to gain a sight of land and lead the surviving ships out of the minefield. It apparently also towed one of the stricken ships to Scapa Flow. The Hussar was also a Halcyon class minesweeper like the Niger and had served with it for a while in North Russia, sweeping for mines in the Kola Inlet. It was accidentally bombed and sunk by the RAF during the invasion of Normandy. But British naval records may contain information compiled by it during the minefield accident.