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Arctic Convoys Plaque
Arctic Convoys Plaque
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Plaque commemorates the Arctic Convoys of World War Two and is dedicated to those who paid the supreme sacrifice.

During World War Two, the convoys to Russia started in 1941 and went on to 1945. They were considered the most arduous of all convoys in World War Two due to enemy action and the sub zero conditions as most of the action took place north of the Arctic Circle. During the four years, 105 ships were sunk and 3000 men Royal Navy, Merchant Navy, American Marine and auxiliary services lost their lives.

Location

Address:High & Swanbourne Streets, Monument Hill, Fremantle, 6160
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.0525
Long: 115.756667
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Front Inscription

ARCTIC CONVOYS  
1941 - 1945
Scapa Flow/ Loch Ewe/ Reykjavik/ Seydisfiord
Barents Sea / Murmansk/  Archangel/  Polyarnoe   

In memory of the 2773 Men of The Royal and Merchant Navies who paid the Supreme Sacrifice defending the Arctic Convoys through to Russia in WWII
They have no known graves

Source: MA
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