Naval History and Heritage Command

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Atlantic Convoys

This section details Allied Convoys in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II.     Topics include Operation Drumbeat (Paukenschlag); Arctic, North, and South Atlantic Convoys; the Gulf Sea Frontier; activities in the Caribbean and off the Panama Canal Entrance; and the variety of ships utilized for military for transport service.   

Image:  80-G-40319:   PQ-17 - North Atlantic Convoy.  A  convoy en-route to Russia fights in the North Atlantic.   An enemy plane, hit by anti-aircraft fire, crashes into a U.S. merchant ship causing her to explode.  The vessel at right is turning to avoid the conflagration, July 1942.   Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collctions of the National Archives.  (2015/10/20).