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3 Apr 1924

Russia
1 Aug 1941

Russia
  • British minelayer HMS Adventure arrived at Arkhangelsk, Russia and delivered a supply of naval mines. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Arkhangelsk | CPC]
30 Aug 1941

Russia
  • Soviet destroyers Grozny, Oritsky, and Kuibyshev escorted the Allied convoy Dervish into the Dvina River and on to Arkhangelsk, Russia. Crewmen of the merchant ships of this first Allied convoy to arrive in Arkhangelsk reported poor cooperation from the Soviets. No stevedores were found so the crewmen attempted to unload the cargo themselves, only to be stopped by Soviet armed guards because they did not have the proper passes to step onto the shore; the situation was only improved after the arrival of higher ranking Soviet officers later in the day. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Arkhangelsk | CPC]
11 Sep 1941

Russia
  • Roza Shanina took on a job at kindergarten No. 2 in Arkhangelsk, Russia to help pay for her tuition. ww2dbase [Roza Shanina | Arkhangelsk | CPC]
28 Sep 1941

Russia
  • Allied convoy QP-1, which was consisted of 14 British and Soviet merchant ships escorted by British cruiser HMS London and four minesweepers, departed Arkhangelsk, Russia at about 1200 hours for Britain. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Arkhangelsk | CPC]
11 Oct 1941

Russia
  • Allied convoy PQ-1, consisted of 11 merchant ships escorted by 7 British warships, arrived in Arkhangelsk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Arkhangelsk | CPC]
30 Oct 1941

Russia
3 Nov 1941

Russia
28 Nov 1941

Russia
13 Dec 1941

Russia
29 Dec 1941

Russia
1 Jun 1942

Russia
  • 8 ships of the Allied convoy PQ-16 arrived at Arkhangelsk, Russia. On the same day, German Ju 88 bombers attacked the harbor at Archangelsk, sinking the ship Steel Worker and damaging Soviet submarine ShCh-404. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Arkhangelsk | CPC]
10 Jul 1942

Russia
  • Survivors of Dutch merchant steamer Paulus Potter, sunk by German Ju 88 aircraft five days prior, made landfall at Novaya Zemlya archipelago, Russia. They all suffered from exposure and hunger. Finding wood, they lit a fire and cooked ducks which they managed to catch. ww2dbase [Arkhangelsk | HM]
11 Jul 1942

Russia
  • Survivors of Dutch merchant steamer Paulus Potter and US merchant steamer Washington, both of Artic convoy PQ-17, linked up at Novaya Zemlya archipelago, Russia. Together they sailed south and came across the Winston-Salem, another American wreck that had ran aground. They boarded her and had the first proper food in ten days. ww2dbase [Arkhangelsk | HM]
17 Jul 1942

Russia
  • A Soviet whaling ship rescued the survivors of Dutch merchant steamer Paulus Potter and US merchant steamer Washington, both of Artic convoy PQ-17, at Novaya Zemlya archipelago, Russia. They were all later transferred to the British steam merchant Empire Tide that was anchored in the Matochkin Strait. ww2dbase [Arkhangelsk | HM]
20 Jul 1942

Russia
  • British steam merchant Empire Tide arrived at Arkhangelsk, Russia and disembarked the survivors of Dutch merchant steamer Paulus Potter and US merchant steamer Washington. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Arkhangelsk | HM]
24 Jul 1942

Russia
  • Allied convoy PQ-17 arrived at Arkhangelsk, Russia. Also arriving Arkhangelsk were destroyers HMS Marne, HMS Martin, HMS Middleton, and HMS Blankney, carrying ammunition and other war supplies. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Arkhangelsk | CPC]
27 Jul 1942

Russia
  • German submarine U-601 bombarded the Soviet polar station Malye Karmakuly near Belushya Bay in the Novaya Zemlya islands, Russia. Several buildings and one seaplane were destroyed. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Malye Karmakuly, Arkhangelsk | CPC]
16 Aug 1942

Russia
  • Soviet ocean tug Komsomelets, ocean tug Nord departed Chabarovo on the shore of Yugorsky peninsula in northern Russia, with barge P4 (328 people on board, most of whom were penal construction workers), lighter Sh-500, and tug Komiles in tow. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Chabarovo, Arkhangelsk | CPC]
17 Aug 1942

Russia
  • German submarine U-209 spotted Soviet ocean tug Komsomelets and ocean tug Nord at 0700 hours east of the Yugorsky Peninsula in northern Russia; the two tugs were towing barge P4, lighter Sh-500, and tug Komiles. U-209 immediately shelled Komsomelets and fired a torpedo at P4, which missed. At 0800 hours, U-209 shelled Komiles, forcing her crew to abandon ship. At 0810, U-209 shelled and sank Sh-500. Shortly after, U-209 fired another torpedo at P4; 305 were killed (most of whom were penal construction workers), 23 survived. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Arkhangelsk | CPC]
19 Aug 1942

Russia
  • German submarine U-209 attempted to approach Belushya Guba in the Novaya Zemlya islands in northern Russia, but was spotted by Soviet motor boat Poliarny, minesweeper T-39, and minesweeper T-58, which drove off U-209. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Belushya Guba, Arkhangelsk | CPC]
19 Sep 1942

Russia
  • The 28 surviving merchant ships of Allied convoy PQ-18 reached the Dvina River near Arkhangelsk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Arkhangelsk | CPC]
27 Jul 1943

Russia
  • German submarine U-255 sank Soviet survey ship Akademik Shokalski off Novaya Zemlya archipelago in northern Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Arkhangelsk | CPC]
26 Nov 1943

Russia
3 Dec 1943

Russia
30 Dec 1943

Russia
28 Jan 1944

Russia
8 Aug 1944

Russia
17 Oct 1944

Russia

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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