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8 Jul 1941

12 Jul 1941

Photo(s) dated 12 Jul 1941
View from the battleship USS New York with USS Arkansas and cruisers USS Brooklyn and Nashville behind as they leave Reykjavik, Iceland after escorting the US Marine landing force there, 12 Jul 1941.
16 Sep 1941

25 Sep 1941

19 Oct 1941

Photo(s) dated 19 Oct 1941
USS Kearny at Reykjavík, Iceland, 19 Oct 1941, two days after she was torpedoed by the German submarine U-568. USS Monssen is alongside. Note the torpedo hole in Kearny
31 Oct 1941

  • The US Navy expedition under Lieutenant (jg) Frederick Crockett departed Reykjavik, Iceland for Greenland. ww2dbase [Bluie East Two | Reykjavik | CPC]
1 Feb 1942

21 Mar 1942

  • Allied convoy PQ-13, consisted of 19 merchant ships, set sail from Reykjav√≠k, Iceland, with 1 destroyer and 5 trawlers in escort. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Reykjav√≠k | CPC]
23 Mar 1942

Photo(s) dated 23 Mar 1942
Three PBY-5A Catalinas of Patrol Squadron VP-73 approaching Reykjavík, Iceland, 23 Mar 1942. Note the red and white rudder stripes that were authorized for barely four months.
8 Apr 1942

  • Allied convoy PQ-14 departed Reykjav√≠k, Iceland; it was consisted of 24 merchant ships, escorted by 2 minesweepers and 3 anti-submarine trawlers. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Reykjav√≠k | CPC]
21 Apr 1942

26 Apr 1942

  • Allied convoy PQ-15, consisted of 24 merchant ships, 1 fleet auxiliary oiler, and 2 icebreakers departed Reykjav√≠k, Iceland for Murmansk, Russia with 4 destroyers, 1 corvette, 3 minesweepers, 4 trawlers, 1 catapult aircraft merchantman, and 1 anti-aircraft ship in escort. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Reykjav√≠k | CPC]
7 May 1942

7 Jul 1942

25 Dec 1942

  • 100-knot winds hit Reykjav√≠k, Iceland, moving even anchored-down United States Coast Guard cutters in the harbor. ww2dbase [Reykjav√≠k | 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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