Arctic Convoy Veterans Association MemorialPrint Page
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.
|Address:||Victoria Terrace, Memorial Park, Wickham Point, Caloundra, 4551|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -26.802214|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1941|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1945|
ARCTIC CONVOY VETERANS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
SCAPA FLOW BARENTS SEA
LOCH EWE MURMANSK
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