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Convoy HG-76

Convoy HG-76

Taking the fight to Hitler’s U-boats during the Battle of the Atlantic had few better practitioners than one Royal Navy officer.
Angus Konstam

At 4pm on Sunday 14 December 1941, the homeward-bound Convoy HG-76 began leaving Gibraltar Bay. By 5.30pm it was heading west into the Atlantic at 7 ½ knots, at the start of its 2,000 mile voyage to Liverpool. Its 32 merchant ships were formed up into a neat rectangle...

Angus Konstam on The Convoy

Angus Konstam on The Convoy

Historian of the Arctic Convoys John McKay met up with Angus Konstam to discuss his new book, The Convoy.
John McKay

Angus Konstam, many congrats on the book. What inspired you to write The Convoy? Thanks! It was really enjoyable to write. A few years ago I read a short article about it written by Mal Wright, an Australian naval historian. It really piqued my interest, as I’d been...