1942: Shipping losses serious

1942: THE PRESENT serious present position regarding Allied shipping losses, it is stated authoritatively in London, is naturally being met with every available resource, but as has been indicated, losses are serious.

Further attacks on the Allied convoy in the Arctic Ocean were reported by the German News Agency. “The already heavily-damaged merchant ships were again hit,” it was stated.

Yesterday the Germans claimed that 19 ships and a heavy American cruiser had been sunk from the convoy, which consisted of 38 vessels, bringing tanks, planes and parts for the Russians.” No information is available in London of the attack on the convoy.