History & Learning

What were the Arctic Convoys?

The Arctic Convoys transported four million tons of supplies to Russia during World War II, in what Sir Winston Churchill described as “the worst journey in the world”.

Arctic Convoy
HMS Collingwood - Frank is on the front row furthest right

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Convoy Stories

78 convoys made the perilous journey to and from Russia, through freezing conditions and attacks in the Arctic Circle after Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941.

In Arctic waters
Wartime Loch Ewe

Wartime Loch Ewe

The remote Loch Ewe was the gathering point for many of the convoys and several fragile wartime buildings remain.

Further Information

Find our Frequently Asked Questions, and discover book recommendations and other resources to help you learn more about the Convoys

Kleber's Convoy