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Greenland Patrol: Northland - Where was this ship?
« on: July 26, 2017, 04:35:31 pm »
For this set of records we need very simple information for a first pass.

Tracking Arctic journeys:
We need to know which log books contain journeys to the Arctic, in the Arctic, or from the Arctic.
Kevin has suggested that we consider anything beyond 55 N as being in the Arctic. However, it appears that 45 N may be a better choice for the Atlantic; please use that for now.

Purpose:
Our long-range goal is to map the edge of the Arctic ice both in the Atlantic and in the Pacific.
Our short-range goal is to locate the useful log books so that we can go back for more details.

Details to report:
1) The year, the months when your ship was on a journey to the Arctic, in the Arctic, or on its way home from the Arctic, and whether it was in the Atlantic or Pacific.
2) If your log has a page specifying the journeys or you found a list elsewhere, please report that finding.
3) There is no need to record the presence or absence of ice.
4) Examples: Cold War Group: Staten Island - Where was this ship? and Cold War Group: Eastwind - Where was this ship?

Just put a note in the topic to let people know what dates you are working on ;)



Start Date   End Date    NARA URL                                   Contributor   Location





01/01/194006/30/1940
July 30 is June 30
http://research.archives.gov/description/7284543Danny252Jan to Jun - Non-Arctic
07/01/1940
July follows Aug
12/31/1940http://research.archives.gov/description/7284544Danny252July - Non-Arctic
Aug - To Arctic A
Sept, Oct, Nov - Arctic A
Dec - From Arctic A
01/01/194106/30/1941http://research.archives.gov/description/7284545Danny252Jan, Feb, Mar - Non-Arctic
April - To Arctic A
May - Arctic A
June - From Arctic A
07/01/194112/31/1941http://research.archives.gov/description/7284546Danny252July - To Arctic A
Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov - Arctic A
December - From Arctic A
01/01/194206/30/1942https://catalog.archives.gov/id/23721088Danny252Jan, Feb, Mar - Non-Arctic
Apr - To Arctic A
May, Jun - Arctic A
08/01/194212/31/1942https://catalog.archives.gov/id/23721317Danny252Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov - Arctic A
Dec - From Arctic A
01/01/194302/28/1943https://catalog.archives.gov/id/23721526Danny252Jan, Feb - Non-Arctic
03/01/194307/27/1943https://catalog.archives.gov/id/23721616Danny252Mar - To Arctic A
Apr - Arctic A
May - From Arctic A
Jun - To Arctic A
Jul - Arctic A
07/28/194312/31/1943https://catalog.archives.gov/id/23721861Danny252Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov - Arctic A
Dec - From Arctic A
01/01/194403/31/1944http://research.archives.gov/description/7284571Danny252Jan - Non-Arctic
Feb - To Arctic A
Mar - Arctic A
04/01/194408/31/1944http://research.archives.gov/description/7284572Danny252Apr - Arctic A
May - From Arctic A
Jun - To Arctic A
Jul - Arctic A
Aug - Arctic A
09/01/194412/31/1944http://research.archives.gov/description/7284573Danny252Sep - Arctic A
Oct - Arctic A
Nov - From Arctic A
Dec - Non-Arctic
01/01/194507/31/1945http://research.archives.gov/description/7284574Danny252Jan - To Arctic A
Feb - Arctic A
Mar - Arctic A
Apr - From Arctic A
May - To Arctic A
08/01/194512/31/1945http://research.archives.gov/description/7284575Danny252-
01/01/194603/27/1946http://research.archives.gov/description/7284576Danny252-


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Re: Greenland Patrol: Northland - Where was this ship?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 05:55:59 pm »
I'll do Northland.

Notes:
The first two URLs are 01/01/1940-06/30/1940 and 07/01/1940-12/31/1940 respectively. However, the last page in the first set is incorrectly titled "30 July" (vice June), and the second set has the August logbook before July, so I see why it was mixed up!

Jan 1940 - Non-Arctic. Alameda, CA.
Feb 1940 - Non-Arctic. Alameda, CA.
Mar 1940 - Non-Arctic. Alameda, CA.
Apr 1940 - Non-Arctic. Alameda, CA.
May 1940 - Non-Arctic. Alameda, CA.
Jun 1940 - Non-Arctic. Alameda, CA and en route to Panama Canal.

Jul 1940 - Non-Arctic. En route California to New York via Panama Canal.
Aug 1940 - To Arctic (A). New York 1st-6th. Enter Davis Strait 13th. Julianehaab, Greenland 20th-22nd. Angmagssalik, Greenland 27th. Torgilsbu 29th-31st.
Sep 1940 - Arctic (A). Torgilsbu 1st. Ivigtut 3rd. Ekaluit Bay 5th. Proven 11th. Egedesminde 23rd-26th. Godthaab 30th.
Oct 1940 - Arctic (A). Godthaab 1st-4th. Ivigtut 10th. Ivigtut again 14th. Godthaab 15th-18th. Ivigtut 26th-31st.
Nov 1940 - Arctic (A). Iterdlak 1st-8th (same as Ivigtut?). Godthaab 11th-19th. Ivigtut 20th-30th.
Dec 1940 - From Arctic (A). Ivigtut 1st-10th. Ininguit Bay 14th. Ivigtut 17th. Boston 28th.

(As an aside, there are some very detailed descriptions and counts of ice bergs!)

(There are also mentions of plotting iceberg locations on the "Iceberg Chart", is this something the researchers are interested in looking into further?)


Added to list, corrected dates and added note, sent message to Kevin about "Iceberg Chart"  Thanks Danny!
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Re: Greenland Patrol: Northland - Where was this ship?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2017, 06:15:11 pm »
Great! Thank you!

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Re: Greenland Patrol: Northland - Where was this ship?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 11:31:09 pm »
Jan 1941 - Non-Arctic. Boston, MA.
Feb 1941 - Non-Arctic. Boston, MA.
Mar 1941 - Non-Arctic. Boston, MA.
Apr 1941 - To Arctic (A). Boston 7th. Godthaab 17th-21st. Ivigtut 23rd. Julianehaab 25th. Ivigtut 27th-30th.
May 1941 - Arctic (A). Ivigtut 1st-5th. Sondre Stromfjord 6th-11th. Holstensborg 11th-12th. Godthaab 13th-17th. Then engaged attending to ice damage, then patrolling and searching for survivors of U-boat attacks off Southern Greenland. End of month 55 16 N, 47 02 W.
Jun 1941 - From Arctic (A). Boston 7th to end of month.

Jul 1941 - To Arctic (A). Boston to 12th. Julianehaab 19th-20th. Eskimonaes 29th-30th.
Aug 1941: Arctic (A). Danmark Havn/Dove Bay area 1st-19th. Eskimonaes 20th-25th. End of month in Fleming Fjord.
Sep 1941: Arctic (A). NE Greenland (Scoresby Sound, Eskimonaes, Denmark Harbour, etc.).
Oct 1941: Arctic (A). NE Greenland start of month. Angmagssalik 18th. Torgilsbu 24th. 59 37 N, 52 15 W (Labrador Sea) end of month.
Nov 1941: Arctic (A). Patrolling in Labrador Sea start of month. Julianehaab 13th. Ivigtut 21st. Sonder Stromfjord 24th-29th. Disko Bay end of month.
Dec 1941: From Arctic (A). Godthaab 4th. Ivigtut 6th. Skovfjord 8th-11th. Boston 20th to end of month.

Several pages have corrupted images:
Second page 7th April (no weather/ice info lost)
Both pages 22nd April (weather and logs lost)
Log page 21st June (weather and logs lost, but in Boston)


Added to list, bad scans added to list for Kevin. Thanks Danny!
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Re: Greenland Patrol: Northland - Where was this ship?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 11:40:39 pm »
Jan 1942 - Non-Arctic. Boston, MA
Feb 1942 - Non-Arctic. Boston, MA
Mar 1942 - Non-Arctic. Boston 11th, then Maine and non-Arctic Atlantic.
Apr 1942 - To Arctic (A). Narsarssuak 3rd-9th. Ivigtut 10th-13th. Duties in Sondre Stromfjord 16th-30th.
May 1942 - Arctic (A). Duties in Sondre Stromfjord 1st-31st.
Jun 1942 - Arctic (A). Duties in Sondre Stromfjord 1st-5th. Ivigtut 8th. Hvalfjord, Iceland 21st-27th. Reykjavik 28th. In Denmark Strait end of month.

20th June has a set of typed copies (loose) of log pages for the 7th-13th, not sure why both typed and hand-written were included.

July 1942 - No scans.
August 1942 - Arctic (A). Denmark Strait and Greenland Sea. Eskimonaes 24th-31st.
September 1942 - Arctic (A). Eskimonaes 1st. Scoresbysund 8th-12th. Angmagssalik 15th-18th. Scoresbysund 25th. Reykjavik 28th-30th.
October 1942 - Arctic (A). Reykjavik 1st-6th. Angmagssalik/Ikateq 8th-22nd. Narsarssuak 24th-30th. Ivigtut 31st.
November 1942 - Arctic (A). Ivigtut/Kungnait Bay 1st-4th. Narsarssuak 5th-7th. Angmagssalik/Ikateq 12th-15th. Comanche Bay 28th-30th.
December 1942 - From Arctic (A). Comanche Bay 1st-8th. Narsarssuak 14th-21st. Argentia, Nfld end of month.


Added to list, sorry it took me so long. Thanks Danny!
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Re: Greenland Patrol: Northland - Where was this ship?
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2017, 01:21:18 pm »
Jan 1943: Non-Arctic. Placentia, Nfld 1st. Boston 12th.
Feb 1943: Non-Arctic. Boston and Casco Bay, ME.
Mar 1943: To Arctic (A). Casco Bay, ME 1st-5th. Newfoundland 10th-22nd. Base Onoto = Narsarssuak 30th.
Apr 1943: Arctic (A). Narsarssuak 1st. Ivigtut and Narsarssuak 15th-24th. 58-42N, 44-00W end of month.
May 1943: From Arctic (A). Narsarssuak 2nd-8th. Ivigtut 20th. Argentia Nfld 26th-28th. 42-40N 69-55Wend of month (just off Boston).
June 1943: To Arctic (A). Boston 1st-14th. Argentia Nfld 17th-25th. Narsarssuak 28th-31st.
July 1943: Arctic (A). Narsarssuak 1st. Reykjavik 13th. Vicinity of Eskimonaes 21st-31st.


Added to list, sorry it took me so long. Thanks Danny!
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Re: Greenland Patrol: Northland - Where was this ship?
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2017, 11:21:55 am »
Aug 1943: Arctic (A). Eskimonaes 1st-3rd. Freeden Bay 11th-13th. Shannon Island 20th-22nd. Drifting in Gael Haemkes Bay end of month.
Sep 1943: Arctic (A). Drifting in Gael Haemkes Bay 1st-3rd. Reykjavik 11th-30th.
Oct 1943: Arctic (A). Reykjavik 1st-8th. Angmagssalik 11th. Tunugdliarvik Fjord 26th. Reykjavik end of month.
Nov 1943: Arctic (A). Reykjavik 1st-5th. Jan Mayen 8th-28th. Off Iceland end of month.
Dec 1943: From Arctic (A). Reykjavik 1st-3rd. St Johns Nfld 12th-15th. Boston 22nd to end of month.


Added to list. Thanks Danny!
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Re: Greenland Patrol: Northland - Where was this ship?
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2017, 01:33:34 am »
Jan 1944: Non-Arctic. Boston and Portland.
Feb 1944: To Arctic (A). Portland ME 10th. Reykjavik 24th-28th.
Mar 1944: Arctic (A). Jan Mayen 5th. Reykjavik 13th. Sailing in Denmark Straits end of month.

Apr 1944: Arctic (A). Grone Dal 8th-10th. Narsarssuak 12th-16th. Bredefjord 17th-24th. Grone Dal 25th-30th.
May 1944: From Arctic (A). Grone Dal 1st. Argentia Nfld 7th. Boston 11th. Portland ME end of month.
Jun 1944: To Arctic (A). Portland 1st-6th. Narsarssuak 21st-22nd. Narsarssuak 28th-30th.
Jul 1944: Arctic (A). Narsarssuak 1st-10th. Reykjavik 15th-19th. Freeden Bay 25th-29th. Hochstetter Bay 30th-31st.
Aug 1944: Arctic (A). Shannon Island 1st-19th. Danmark Harbour 22nd. 76 35 N, 14 45 W end of month.

Sep 1944: Arctic (A). On patrol in vicinity of Dove Bay, Danmark Harbour, etc. 74 28 N, 17 55 W end of month.
Oct 1944: Arctic (A). Reykjavik 5th-20th. Tunugdliarfik Fjord 31st.
Nov 1944: From Arctic (A). Narsarssuak 1st-6th. Portsmouth NH 16th-30th.
Dec 1944: Non-Arctic. Portsmouth NH and Portland ME.

Jan 1945: To Arctic (A). Portland ME 1st-10th. Tunugdliarfik Fjord 19th-22nd. Narsarssuak 27th-30th.
Feb 1945: Arctic (A). Narsarssuak and Gronne Dal 1st-28th.
Mar 1945: Arctic (A). Narsarssuak and Gronne Dal 1st-3rd, 12th-18th, 26th-31st.
Apr 1945: From Arctic (A). Narsarssuak and Gronne Dal 1st. Portsmouth NH 13th-30th.
May 1945: To Arctic (A). Portsmouth NH, Portland ME, Boston MA 1st-15th. Narsarssuak 28th-31st.


Added to list. Thanks Danny!
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