1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 24, 2022 12:41 PM by Julia Jennings-Jarrell

    Seeking records of Convoy UT-3 in the Firth of Clyde

    Roger Myers Wayfarer

      Is there as source for information regarding US military troopships in Convoy UT-3 that entered the Firth of Clyde in October 1943?

        • Re: Seeking records of Convoy UT-3 in the Firth of Clyde
          Julia Jennings-Jarrell Scout

          Dear Mr. Myers,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Records Relating to Merchant Shipping and Convoys, 1941 - 1948 of the Tenth Fleet in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38) that include the Movement Report Cards for Navy ships, merchant marine vessels having Navy armed guard crews on board, some Army troop transport ships, and other ships.  Movement report cards detail the travel information of ships throughout WWII.  They list ports of arrival, due dates, dates of actual arrival, and the dates of setting sail to the next port.  If a ship sailed in (a) convoy(s), the cards also list the respective convoy designations in the "route" column. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Convoy Signal Logs, 1942 - 1945 and Convoy Route Instructions , 1/23/1942 - 5/22/1945 in the Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments (Record Group 181) that may include records pertaining to Convoy UT-3.  For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at New York (RE-NY) at newyork.archives@nara.gov..

           

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          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!