- Background: Convoy PQ17
- Biography: Jack Bowman
- HMS La Malouine ~ K46
- PQ.17: Merchant Ships
- PQ-17: Close Escort
Convoy PQ-17 Diary
Engine Room Artificer (ERA) HMS La Malouine, 1941-44 (c) Bowman family archive.
Welcome to Convoy PQ.17; a site built around the diary of Jack Bowman, kept whilst taking part in one of the most infamous convoys of World War Two - the 1942 arctic convoy, Convoy PQ-17. The diary was written whilst aboard the Royal Navy Flower Class corvette HMS La Malouine and details the thoughts and experiences of her Engineering Petty Officer. The website is not intended to give an in depth account of Convoy PQ17. There are many accounts of this elsewhere. It is, rather, a means of giving context to a diary written at the time of Convoy PQ.17 and providing readers with supporting information.
Hopefully the site will give the viewer the urge to find out more from other sources. Further details can be found on the Links Page. I hope you enjoy viewing this site. If you have any thoughts or comments please do contact me.
Update: During the past three years many people have contacted me with new
information. I have tried to keep the site up to date though not as
frequently as I would like. I would just like to thank all the
readers of this site for their questions and additional information.
Adam Bowman | December 2010.
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