The U-boat war in Maps

The Barents Sea

One of the biggest convoy battles happened here in 1942 when PQ-17 was almost eliminated. The boats operating there were mostly from the 11th Flotilla in Bergen and the 13th Flotilla in Trondheim.

This area saw the battles for convoys PQ, QP, RA and JW from 1942 to 1945. The path shown in red on the map is the approximate route for these convoys.

U-boats lost in the Barents Sea


1940. 1942. 1944. 1945.

Click on any marker to see the boat's number. Left double-click to zoom-in. Right double-click to zoom-out.

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