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Saattue PQ 17 oli toisen maailmansodan brittiläinen huoltosaattue Jäämerellä Islannista Arkangeliin kesällä 1942. Se oli viemässä sotatarvikkeita Neuvostoliittoon. Saksan taistelulaiva Tirpitzin uhkan takia saattueen käskettiin hajaantua, jolloin sen rahtilaivat jäivät ilman suojaa ja useimmat niistä tuhoutuivat.[1]

Saattue PQ 17 oli toisen maailmansodan brittiläinen huoltosaattue Jäämerellä Islannista Arkangeliin kesällä 1942. Se oli viemässä sotatarvikkeita Neuvostoliittoon. Saksan taistelulaiva Tirpitzin uhkan takia saattueen käskettiin hajaantua, jolloin sen rahtilaivat jäivät ilman suojaa ja useimmat niistä tuhoutuivat.[1]

Suomalaiset sotilaat perääntymässä Äänislinnasta (Petroskoi). Polkupyöräjoukkoja tiellä, asemaparakit palavat tien vieressä. SA-kuva.

Suomalaiset sotilaat perääntymässä Äänislinnasta (Petroskoi). Polkupyöräjoukkoja tiellä, asemaparakit palavat tien vieressä. SA-kuva.

6 1941 The ‘Battle of the Atlantic’ begins. Churchill's memorandum on the The 'Battle of the Atlantic' sets out the priorities for the war against the U-boats "We must take the offensive"

6 1941 The ‘Battle of the Atlantic’ begins. Churchill's memorandum on the The 'Battle of the Atlantic' sets out the priorities for the war against the U-boats "We must take the offensive"

During the week ending noon Wednesday, the 25th December, 785 ships, including 145 allied and 16 neutral, were convoyed, but no ships were reported lost. Two battleships, two aircraft carriers, three cruisers, ten armed merchant cruisers, 55 destroyers, 13 sloops and 29 corvettes were employed in escort duties.

During the week ending noon Wednesday, the 25th December, 785 ships, including 145 allied and 16 neutral, were convoyed, but no ships were reported lost. Two battleships, two aircraft carriers, three cruisers, ten armed merchant cruisers, 55 destroyers, 13 sloops and 29 corvettes were employed in escort duties.

Merchant Navy HMS Vanoc takes part in an Atlantic convoy during the war in which many lost their lives at sea

Royal Mail unveils stamps featuring historic trading ships to commemorate the Merchant Navy

Merchant Navy HMS Vanoc takes part in an Atlantic convoy during the war in which many lost their lives at sea

U-185 (German U-Boat)

U-185 (German U-Boat)

hms indomitable with hms eagle behind taken from flight deck of HMS Victorious - Operation Pedestal.

hms indomitable with hms eagle behind taken from flight deck of HMS Victorious - Operation Pedestal.

14 in HMS Duke of York approaching Murmansk, late 1942. The Russian convoy run suffered from brutal weather and long exposure to German attack from Norway. Duke of York was flagship of the British forces which sank German battleship Scharnhorst as she attempted to intercept such a convoy on Boxing Day 1943.

14 in HMS Duke of York approaching Murmansk, late 1942. The Russian convoy run suffered from brutal weather and long exposure to German attack from Norway. Duke of York was flagship of the British forces which sank German battleship Scharnhorst as she attempted to intercept such a convoy on Boxing Day 1943.

Liberty Ships from a Calendar

Liberty Ships from a Calendar

Town class 6 in light cruiser HMS Edinburgh, fatally damaged by two torpedo hits on opposing beams whilst escorting an Arctic convoy in May 1942, and then scuttled by a third 'friendly' torpedo: with her went 5 tons of Russian Gold destined for the US.

Town class 6 in light cruiser HMS Edinburgh, fatally damaged by two torpedo hits on opposing beams whilst escorting an Arctic convoy in May 1942, and then scuttled by a third 'friendly' torpedo: with her went 5 tons of Russian Gold destined for the US.

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