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John Cronyn Tovey

(1885—1971) naval officer

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Arctic convoys

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War.

Transported matériel from UK and Icelandic ports for the Soviet war effort via the Norwegian and Barents seas. A total of 4.43 million tons was shipped by this route, 22.7% ...

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Bismarck

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The destruction by British naval forces of this powerful 42,000-ton German battleship, armed with eight 38 cm. (15 in.) guns, took place in the Atlantic on 27 May 1941 after she and ...

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Bruce Austin Fraser

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(1888–1981), British naval officer who served as Third Sea Lord from 1939 to 1942. He then became second-in-command of the Home Fleet and succeeded Tovey as its C-in-C the following year....

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