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20-September-2014
20-September-2014
Photographs supplied by Russell Byers

A monument commemorates the 2773 sailors who lost their lives while transporting and escorting war materials and supplies to north Russian ports during the Second World War between 1941 and 1945.

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.

Location

Address:Victoria Terrace, Memorial Park, Wickham Point, Caloundra, 4551
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.802214
Long: 153.150547
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1941
Approx. Event End Date:1945
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Front Inscription

ARCTIC CONVOY VETERANS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA

SCAPA FLOW                            BARENTS SEA
LOCH EWE                                 MURMANSK
REYKJAVIK                                ARCHANGEL
SEYDISFIORD                           POLYARNOE
              WORLD WAR 11 1939 - 1945

IN MEMORY OF THE 2,773 SAILORS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES WHILE
TRANSPORTING AND ESCORTING WAR MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
IN HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS TO NORTH RUSSIAN PORTS
                BETWEEN 1941 - 1945
98 BRITISH AND ALLIED MERCHANT SHIPS AND 21 WARSHIPS
            WERE LOST DUE TO ENEMY ACTION

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