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Title:ARCTIC U-BOATS ARE ESCORTED TO LOCH ERIBOLL BY THE CANADIAN 9TH ESCORT GROUP [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1743-1
Other titles:THE ROYAL NAVY IN NORTHERN AND ATLANTIC WATERS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Aerial views of surrendering U-boats heading for Loch Eriboll in Scotland, accompanied by the frigates of the 9th Escort Group.
Description: Aerial LSs of the U-boats, steaming in two lines with the escorts on either flank. The aircraft circles the formation, passing down the starboard side and up the other. Some of the River Class escorts can be identified by their pendant numbers, and HMCS Loch Alvie is distinguishable as the only Loch Class frigate present, but the U-boats, all Type VIIC, remain anonymous.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Canadian Navy & Escort Group, 9 (regiment/service)
Royal Canadian Navy & Loch Alvie (regiment/service)
Royal Canadian Navy & Monnow (regiment/service)
Royal Canadian Navy & Nene (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, Canadian naval - frigate: Loch Alvie (object name)
ships, Canadian naval - escort: Monnow (K.441) (object name)
ships, Canadian naval - escort: Nene (K.270) (object name)
ships, German naval - submarine: Type VIIC (object name)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 372 ft; Running time: 4 mins
Notes: Summary: the frigates of the Canadian 9th Escort Group - Loch Alvie, Monnow, Nene, St Pierre and Matane - were escorting the Russian convoy JW.67, when they were detached on 16 May in order to halt the Arctic U-boats proceeding from Vestfjord to Trondheim and to accompany then to Loch Eriboll on 19 May. The U-boats were U.278, U.294, U295, U.312, U.313, U.318, U.363, U.427, U.481, U.668, U.968, U.992, U.997, and U.1165