Story: Second World War

Conditions on ships in the Atlantic, 1942

Conditions on ships in the Atlantic, 1942

New Zealanders served in Britain's Royal Navy, where many were involved in anti-submarine activity protecting the movement of supplies across the Atlantic. During 1942 and 1943 they served on cruisers which escorted convoys in the North Atlantic taking supplies to the Russian port of Murmansk. Conditions were extremely icy and cold, as shown in this photo from the Auckland Weekly News of 6 May 1942.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
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How to cite this page:

Ian McGibbon, 'Second World War - Final victory', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34587/conditions-on-ships-in-the-atlantic-1942 (accessed 27 May 2019)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 10 May 2016