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26-July-2015
26-July-2015
Photographs supplied by Bryan Cole
A plaque commemorates 2773 sailors who lost their lives while serving with the Arctic Convoys through to Russia during World War Two.

The Arctic convoys of World War Two were oceangoing convoys which sailed from the United Kingdom, Iceland, and North America to northern ports in the Soviet Union - primarily Arkhangelsk (Archangel) and Murmansk, both in modern-day Russia. There were 78 convoys between August 1941 and May 1945 (although there were two gaps with no sailings between July and September 1942, and March and November 1943), sailing via several seas of the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. Eighty-five merchant vessels and 16 Royal Navy warships (two cruisers, six destroyers, eight other escort ships) were lost.

Location

Address:Sir Edwin Smith Avenue , South Australia Naval Memorial Garden , North Adelaide, 5006
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.914075
Long: 138.600534
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1941
Approx. Event End Date:1945

Dedication

Front Inscription
                 ARCTIC CONVOYS

Scapa Flow                                Barents Sea
Loch Ewe                                   Murmansk
Reykjavik                                   Archangel
Seydisfiord    1941  1945          Polyarnoe

                       IN MEMORY OF
                      THE 2773 MEN OF
        THE ROYAL AND MERCHANT NAVIES
      WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
      FIGHTING THE ARCTIC CONVOYS
               THROUGH TO RUSSIA 
                         IN W.W.11.



 
Source: TOH, MA
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