Old 09-08-2017, 04:15 PM   #1
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Where can I go online to search for info on the different WW 2 supply convoys out of Halifax especially in regards to no. of ships in each, any action experienced and how many safely arrived.
I am looking for data related to the convoys my father and uncles would have been on to get to England,to get a glimpse of how their war started out. After leaving a very small rural Gaspe Quebec community to train in small rural Ontario towns and then to take a long dangerous boat trip had to have been a real mind twister.
I would like to start with Convoy HX 107 leaving Halifax the 4th. Feb. 1941 arriving Liverpool Feb 28th. 1941.This was my Uncle Leonard's who fought at Dieppe.

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Old 09-08-2017, 04:19 PM   #2
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Kate,

I just conducted a quick Google search and came up with this as a starter: http://www.warsailors.com/convoys/hx107.html. From a cursory look at the page it may give you the information, and links to further information, that you seek.

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Old 09-08-2017, 05:36 PM   #3
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New question and search for info.

Where can I go online to search for info on the different WW 2 supply convoys out of Halifax especially in regards to no. of ships in each, any action experienced and how many safely arrived.
I am looking for data related to the convoys my father and uncles would have been on to get to England,to get a glimpse of how their war started out. After leaving a very small rural Gaspe Quebec community to train in small rural Ontario towns and then to take a long dangerous boat trip had to have been a real mind twister.
I would like to start with Convoy HX 107 leaving Halifax the 4th. Feb. 1941 arriving Liverpool Feb 28th. 1941.This was my Uncle Leonard's who fought at Dieppe.

Kate

Kate, the website I use all the time is Convoyweb

http://www.convoyweb.org.uk

And the website Mark gave you the link is also a very good source

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And if you find info, that details ships attacked or sunk, then I use UBoat.net to find more details on the ship, U Boat etc

Example, the Benjamin Franklin was sunk on that convoy

http://www.uboat.net/allies/merchants/771.html

UBoat.net give you details of the attacked, location etc

And the details of the Uboat, its Captain etc

http://www.uboat.net/men/schuetze.htm
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Old 09-08-2017, 05:50 PM   #6
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And if you need specific info on individual ships (not necessarily sunk or damaged).......I use the British National Archives Merchant Ship Cards

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/h...rds-1939-1945/

The cards record the movements of both British-registered and Allied vessels engaged in the war effort.

They DO NOT give you passenger lists or details on who was on the ship

Here's an example of what the card looks like



This is a FEE service, but I find the cost very reasonable, about $9.00 Cdn for each record. And the records are delivered On-line (you can download the record as soon as you have paid for it)
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Kate, this is another website I use to find convoy info

http://ww2troopships.com/index.html
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Old 09-08-2017, 06:04 PM   #8
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This website give's a wealth of data on Canadian Merchant ships during WW2

http://www.familyheritage.ca/Articles/merchant1.html
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:53 AM   #9
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Hey Kate, I just "talked" to Rob and he told me what he has planned for your "day out". It sounds terrific, I would love to be there to. I didn't realize that Rob is taking you himself. Rob is a very nice guy and like I said his English is perfect (with a Brit accent in my opinion). He said he has "Market Garden" and Oosterbeek planned for you also (as your already there, he said he didn't want you to miss it).

Have a great trip and enjoy

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