'Escort Carriers' to protect Convoys

13th September 1941: HMS Audacity sets sail- improvised ships and new US aircraft begin to change the game in the 'Battle of the Atlantic'

The Royal Navy was struggling to counter the U-Boat menace, even as it was beginning to get assistance from the US Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy. There was a shortage of ships to escort convoys. And there were few aircraft to challenge the Luftwaffe long range FW200 Condors that were not only bombing ships but radioing the location…

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