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Re: Convoy ship disposition
While there was a general structure to the convoys, please keep in mind that not all ships in a convoy were assigned in the same positions as in the attached chart. I think placement of ships varied depending on the size and ship components of individual convoys. The chart shows troop transports well protected inside the convoy. My father was on a troop transport on the extreme right front called "Coffin Corner" (since that was the position where ships would be hit during a U-boat attack). Scary as that is, fortunately the weather was too rough for such an attack.