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1 Mar 1938

Russia
  • 40,000 ZB vz. 24 rifles, T-26 tanks, and 76mm French-made artillery pieces departed aboard French freighter Gravelines from Murmansk, Russia for deployment in the Spanish Civil War. ww2dbase [The Spanish Civil War | ZB vz. 24 | Murmansk | CPC]
7 Sep 1941

Russia
  • HMS Argus delivered Hurricane fighters of No. 81 Squadron RAF and No. 134 Squadron RAF to Vaenga near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Argus | Vaenga, Murmansk | CPC]
18 Oct 1941

Russia
  • German submarine U-132 sank Soviet ship Argun in the Barents Sea 5 miles off the Russian coast at 1320 hours; all aboard survived. At 2017 hours, U-132 struck again, sinking trawler RT-8 Seld; all aboard were killed. ww2dbase [U-132 | Murmansk | CPC]
20 Dec 1941

Russia
11 Jan 1942

Russia
12 Jan 1942

Russia
13 Jan 1942

Russia
17 Jan 1942

Russia
  • German submarine U-454 attacked Allied convoy PQ-8 20 miles off the Kola Inlet in northern Russia at 2221 hours, sinking British Tribal-class destroyer HMS Matabele (under Commander A. C. Stafford; 236 were killed, 2 survived), sinking Soviet trawler RT-68 Enisej, and damaging British merchant ship Harmatris (civilian convoy commodore's flagship). Later in the day, surviving ships of PQ-8 arrived in Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | AC, CPC]
24 Jan 1942

Russia
25 Jan 1942

Russia
  • British merchant ship Harmatris, the civilian convoy commodore's flagship of Allied convoy PQ-8, damaged by German submarine U-454 on 17 Jan 1942, arrived at Kola in northern Russia in tow by two tugs. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Kola, Murmansk | CPC]
10 Feb 1942

Russia
  • Allied convoys PQ-9 and PQ-10 arrived at Murmansk, Russia together. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
12 Feb 1942

Russia
22 Feb 1942

Russia
10 Mar 1942

Russia
  • Soviet transport Kiev and merchant ship El Occidente, both of which fell out of Allied convoy PQ-12 several days prior, arrived at Iokanka, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Iokanka, Murmansk | CPC]
12 Mar 1942

Russia
22 Mar 1942

Russia
  • Allied convoy QP-9, consisted of 19 merchant ships, departed Murmansk, Russia with cruiser HMS Nigeria, destroyer HMS Offa, and 2 minesweepers in close escort. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
31 Mar 1942

Russia
  • Surviving ships of Allied convoy PQ-13 began to arrive at Murmansk, Russia after several attacks by German destroyers, submarines, and aircraft. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
3 Apr 1942

Russia
  • German bombers attacked Murmansk, Russia, sinking Polish ship Tobruk and British ships New Westminster City and Empire Starlight in the harbor. ww2dbase [Murmansk | CPC]
19 Apr 1942

Russia
  • The 7 surviving ships of Allied convoy PQ-14 arrived at Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
26 Apr 1942

Russia
  • HMS Edinburgh embarked 5 tons of Soviet gold worth about £5,000,000 at Murmansk, Russia; it was meant to be the down payment for US war goods. ww2dbase [Edinburgh | Murmansk | CPC]
27 Apr 1942

Russia
  • At Murmansk, Russia, HMS Edinburgh embarked wounded merchant mariners, British Army personnel (who had trained Soviet counterparts), British Royal Air Force personnel (who also trained their Soviet counterparts), and Czechoslovakians and Polish nationals who had fled German occupation. ww2dbase [Edinburgh | Murmansk | CPC]
5 May 1942

Russia
  • Soviet patrol ship Rubin, Soviet patrol ship Brilliant, British minesweeper Harrier, British minesweeper Niger, and British minesweeper Gossamer set sail from Polyarny, Russia; they made rendezvous with Allied convoy PQ-15 in the Kola Inlet at 2300 hours. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Polyarny, Murmansk | CPC]
12 May 1942

Russia
  • About 60 survivors of HMS Edinburgh embarked HMS Trinidad at Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Edinburgh | Murmansk | CPC]
13 May 1942

Russia
  • HMS Trinidad departed Murmansk, Russia, escorted by 4 destroyers. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
  • British cruiser HMS Trinidad completed her repairs and departed Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Murmansk | HM]
30 May 1942

Russia
  • 21 ships of the Allied convoy PQ-16 arrived in the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia at 1600 hours. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
24 Jun 1942

Russia
  • Five German Ju 88 bombers attacked Allied shipping at anchor in the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia starting at 0908 hours, sinking British minesweeper HMS Gossamer at 0921 hours (23 were killed, 12 were wounded). ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
4 Jul 1942

Russia
  • Garland completed her temporary repairs at Murmansk, Russia and departed for Troon, Scotland, United Kingdom with convoy QP-13. ww2dbase [Garland | Murmansk | CPC]
23 Aug 1942

Russia
  • USS Tuscaloosa, USS Rodman, USS Emmons, and HMS Onslaught arrived at Vaenga Bay near Murmansk, Russia; they disembarked personnel of two RAF Bomber Command squadrons, torpedoes, ammunition, and medical supplies. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
17 Nov 1942

Russia
  • Allied convoy QP-15 departed Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. It was consisted of 28 freighters and was escorted by one anti-aircraft vessel, five minesweepers, four corvettes, and two destroyers. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
20 Dec 1942

Russia
  • Ships of Allied convoy JW-51A began to arrive at Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
25 Dec 1942

Russia
  • All ships of Allied convoy JW-51A arrived in the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia; this convoy suffered no losses. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
30 Dec 1942

Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-51 departed Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. To the west, German submarine U-354 detected Allied convoy JW-51B; Admiral Erich Raeder ordered Lützow, Admiral Hipper, and six destroyers to sortie from Altafjord, Norway to intercept. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
4 Jan 1943

Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-51B arrived in the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
27 Jan 1943

Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-52 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
27 Feb 1943

Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-53 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
1 Mar 1943

Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-53 departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia; it was consisted of 30 freighters and was escorted by 31 warships. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
1 Nov 1943

Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-54A departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
24 Nov 1943

Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-54A arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
22 Dec 1943

Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-55A arrived at Arkhangelsk, Russia and convoy RA-55A departed Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
31 Dec 1943

Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-55B departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
1 Feb 1944

Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-56B arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
3 Feb 1944

Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-56 departed at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
28 Feb 1944

Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-57 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
2 Mar 1944

Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-57 departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
4 Apr 1944

Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-58 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
7 Apr 1944

Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-58 departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
28 Apr 1944

Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-59 departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
25 Aug 1944

Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-59 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
28 Aug 1944

Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-59A departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
23 Sep 1944

Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-60 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
28 Sep 1944

Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-60 departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
28 Oct 1944

Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-61 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
2 Nov 1944

Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-61 departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
6 Nov 1944

Russia
11 Nov 1944

Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-61A departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
7 Dec 1944

Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-62 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
10 Dec 1944

Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-62 departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
8 Jan 1945

Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-63 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
11 Jan 1945

Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-63 departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
15 Feb 1945

Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-64 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
17 Feb 1945

Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-64 departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
21 Mar 1945

Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-65 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
23 Mar 1945

Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-65 departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
25 Apr 1945

Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-66 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
29 Apr 1945

Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-66 departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
20 May 1945

Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-67 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
23 May 1945

Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-67, the last outgoing Allied arctic convoy, departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | 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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