Convoy routes

Convoy route JW

CodeJW
RouteLoch Ewe, UK - Kola Fjord, Russia
AreaArctic Ocean
Notes

From December 1942 the JW system replaced the former PQ. Generally, a part of the convoys headed directly to Arkhangelsk.

Convoys with Lend-Lease cargo for the Soviet Union, replaced the PQ convoys

There were all in all 21 JW convoys with 552 ships (excluding the escorts). 5 ships were sunk by U-boats.

ConvoysDateLosses

1944

JW-56AJan 19445 ships sunk with a total of 21,638 tons.
JW-56BJan 19441 ship sunk with a total of 1,810 tons.
JW-57Feb 19441 ship sunk with a total of 1,920 tons.
JW-59Aug 19441 ship sunk with a total of 1,350 tons.

1945

JW-64Feb 19451 ship sunk with a total of 1,060 tons.
JW-65Mar 19453 ships sunk with a total of 15,736 tons.

6 JW convoys successfully attacked in the war.
12 ships were sunk with a total of 43,514 GRT.

Map of ships hit from convoy route JW

Locations of ships hit from convoy route JW (14).

Legend

1944. 1945.

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