Convoy routes

Convoy route HX

CodeHX
RouteHomeward from Halifax
AreaNorth Atlantic
Notes

From September 1939 to September 1942 from Halifax, then to May 1945 from New York. From July 1940 entry via North Channel, from October 1944 south of Ireland again.

Fast convoys from Halifax (later New York) to the UK, only ships sailing faster than 9 knots.

HX-129 was the first convoy escorted the entire convoy-route.

ConvoysDateLosses

1939

HX-5AOct 19391 ship sunk with a total of 7,976 tons.
HX-5Oct 19391 ship sunk with a total of 4,666 tons.

1940

HX-14BJan 19401 ship sunk with a total of 7,267 tons.
HX-18Feb 19402 ships sunk with a total of 14,813 tons.
HX-19Feb 19401 ship sunk with a total of 4,996 tons.
HX-22Mar 19401 ship sunk with a total of 5,068 tons.
HX-47Jun 19403 ships sunk with a total of 18,045 tons.
HX-49Jun 19404 ships sunk with a total of 33,574 tons.
HX-52Jul 19401 ship sunk with a total of 2,053 tons.
HX-53Jul 19401 ship sunk with a total of 5,758 tons.
HX-54Jul 19401 ship sunk with a total of 2,197 tons.
HX-55Jul 19401 ship sunk with a total of 6,998 tons.
HX-55AJul 19401 ship sunk with a total of 8,652 tons.
HX-60Aug 19403 ships sunk with a total of 17,102 tons.
HX-62Aug 19402 ships sunk with a total of 7,496 tons.
HX-65Aug 19401 ship sunk with a total of 6,665 tons.
HX-65AAug 19404 ships sunk with a total of 23,151 tons.
HX-65BAug 19401 ship sunk with a total of 7,468 tons.
HX-66Aug 19401 ship sunk with a total of 3,946 tons.
HX-66AAug 19403 ships sunk with a total of 13,093 tons.
HX-70Sep 19401 ship sunk with a total of 4,950 tons.
HX-71Sep 19402 ships sunk with a total of 7,614 tons.
HX-72Sep 194011 ships sunk with a total of 72,727 tons.
HX-76Oct 19401 ship sunk with a total of 4,956 tons.
HX-77Oct 19406 ships sunk with a total of 38,564 tons.
HX-79Oct 194012 ships sunk with a total of 75,069 tons.
HX-82Oct 19402 ships sunk with a total of 7,049 tons.
HX-83Nov 19401 ship sunk with a total of 6,993 tons.
HX-88Nov 19401 ship sunk with a total of 8,240 tons.
HX-90Dec 194011 ships sunk with a total of 73,958 tons.
HX-92Dec 19404 ships sunk with a total of 26,111 tons.
HX-97Dec 19401 ship sunk with a total of 3,760 tons.

1941

HX-106Feb 19412 ships sunk with a total of 18,503 tons.
HX-107Feb 19414 ships sunk with a total of 28,771 tons.
HX-109Feb 19414 ships sunk with a total of 27,130 tons.
HX-112Mar 19415 ships sunk with a total of 34,505 tons.
HX-115Mar 19413 ships sunk with a total of 13,032 tons.
HX-117Apr 19412 ships sunk with a total of 17,948 tons.
HX-121Apr 19415 ships sunk with a total of 41,078 tons.
HX-126May 19419 ships sunk with a total of 51,862 tons.
HX-128May 19411 ship sunk with a total of 7,290 tons.
HX-127May 19411 ship sunk with a total of 2,491 tons.
HX-133Jun 19416 ships sunk with a total of 38,269 tons.
HX-156Oct 19411 ship sunk with a total of 1,190 tons.
HX-166Dec 19411 ship sunk with a total of 8,237 tons.

1942

HX-168Jan 19421 ship sunk with a total of 5,246 tons.
HX-170Jan 19421 ship sunk with a total of 2,216 tons.
HX-174Feb 19421 ship sunk with a total of 6,914 tons.
HX-178Mar 19421 ship sunk with a total of 5,112 tons.
HX-181Mar 19421 ship sunk with a total of 8,620 tons.
HX-194Jun 19421 ship sunk with a total of 6,568 tons.
HX-212Oct 194210 ships sunk with a total of 53,082 tons.
HX-216Nov 19421 ship sunk with a total of 7,178 tons.
HX-217Dec 19423 ships sunk with a total of 20,229 tons.

1943

HX-222Jan 19434 ships sunk with a total of 15,420 tons.
HX-223Jan 19432 ships sunk with a total of 16,480 tons.
HX-224Feb 19433 ships sunk with a total of 24,823 tons.
HX-227Feb 19434 ships sunk with a total of 14,422 tons.
HX-228Mar 19436 ships sunk with a total of 25,806 tons.
HX-229Mar 194313 ships sunk with a total of 93,502 tons.
HX-230Mar 19431 ship sunk with a total of 7,176 tons.
HX-231Apr 19436 ships sunk with a total of 41,494 tons.
HX-232Apr 19434 ships sunk with a total of 24,221 tons.
HX-233Apr 19431 ship sunk with a total of 7,134 tons.
HX-234Apr 19432 ships sunk with a total of 17,394 tons.
HX-237May 19433 ships sunk with a total of 21,389 tons.

1944

HX-305Sep 19442 ships sunk with a total of 17,048 tons.

1945

HX-332Jan 19451 ship sunk with a total of 8,262 tons.
HX-337Feb 19451 ship sunk with a total of 925 tons.
HX-346Apr 19451 ship sunk with a total of 7,176 tons.
HX-348Apr 19452 ships sunk with a total of 15,209 tons.

71 HX convoys successfully attacked in the war.
207 ships were sunk with a total of 1,294,327 GRT.

Map of ships hit from convoy route HX

Locations of ships hit from convoy route HX (246).

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