Private Papers of Captain W L Cruickshank DSC

Catalogue number
  • Documents.5145
  • File: Weight 4.5 kg
private papers

History note

Catalogue date 1996-01

History note

Cataloguer RWAS

Content description

Photocopies of three contemporary ts reports (8pp in all) by the Master of the SS EMPIRE MORN, a CAM ship, covering her passages to and from North Russia with the Arctic convoys PQ15 (April - May 1942), QP12 (May 1942) and PQ18 (September 1942) and giving details of the German shadowing of, and air and submarine attacks on, these convoys and referring in particular to the launching of a Hurricane from the EMPIRE MORN during the two latter convoys and the success which both aircraft achieved; together with a photocopy ms covering note (5pp), with ts transcript (3pp), prepared in 1995 and based on published sources on the Russian convoys.

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