7 Sep 1941

Atlantic Ocean
  • British Albacore aircraft from HMS Victorious searched for German shipping off Tromsø, Norway. ww2dbase [Victorious | Norwegian Sea | CPC]
2 May 1942

Atlantic Ocean
  • British destroyer HMS St Albans and minesweeper HMS Seagull, while escorting Allied convoy PQ-15, attacked an ASDIC contact 200 miles northwest of Tromsø, Norway at 1950 hours. As the target surfaced, she turned out to be Polish submarine Jastrzab, which suffered serious damage and 5 killed. The submarine was written off and scuttled shortly after the 35 survivors were taken off. Also on this day, German torpedo bombers attacked PQ-15, sinking freighters Cape Corso, Jutland, and Botavon. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | S-25/Jastrzab | Norwegian Sea | CPC]
20 Nov 1942

Atlantic Ocean
  • While escorting Allied convoy QP-15, a severe storm severed the stem of Soviet destroyer Sokrushitelny, killing six men. Most of the officers abandoned ship before the crewmen; the captain was shot for cowardice and the executive officer was sent to a penal battalion. The same storm also seriously damaged Soviet destroyer Baku. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Norwegian Sea | CPC]
21 Nov 1942

Atlantic Ocean
  • Soviet destroyer Sokrushitelny, which was disabled on the previous day after a severe storm tore off its stem, sank. The skeleton crew of 16 men which remained aboard was lost. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Norwegian Sea | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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