Battle of The Barents Sea

The Battle of the Barents Sea took place on 31 December 1942 between German surface raiders and British ships escorting convoy JW 51B to Kola Inlet in the USSR. The action took place in the Barents Sea north of North Cape, Norway. The German raiders' failure to inflict heavy losses on the convoy infuriated Hitler, who ordered that German naval strategy would focus on the U-boat fleet, shunting the surface ships aside.

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