View Full Version : How many USSR ships were sunk in North Convoys?

05-21-2007, 01:46 PM

It is common to hear that Soviets were/are not thankfull to the Lend-Lease that was provided by USA and UK. One of the common phrases sounds something like "Our sailors were dieing and ships were sunk while delivering the goods to USSR".

And this is true! There is no shade of doubt in my mind about the heroic sacrifice all those perished in the cold waters made.

But the question is HOW MANY USSR SHIPS WERE SUNK during the North Convoys?
The number and percentage to the total number of the sunk allied ships.

05-23-2007, 02:34 PM
Common! Some one must have an idea bout it! Make a guess? ;)

05-25-2007, 02:36 AM
Well thank you all of you for trying! :)

Here it is:

In the North Convoys 11 soviet ships were lost out of 103 total, i.e. 10,7%.

Also 3-4 ships were sunk in the Pacific carrying the Lend-Lease supplies to USSR.

Source: Convoys to Russia 1941-1945, Bob Ruegg/Arnold Hague, 1992.
More Information: http://www.warsailors.com/convoys/arctic.html