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Arctic Convoys Plaque
Arctic Convoys Plaque
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The plaque commemorates the Arctic Convoys of World War Two and is dedicated to those who died in service or were killed in action.

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
Approx. Event Start Date:1941
Approx. Event End Date:1945

Dedication

Front Inscription

Arctic Convoys 
1941 - 1945

Scapa Flow     Barents Sea 
Loch Ewe         Murmansk
Reykjavik         Archangel
Seydisfiord       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
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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