In World Wars I and II, merchant ships carrying supplies to both Russia and Britain were targeted heavily by German U-Boats (submarines). Since there were not enough destroyers and destroyer escorts to protect each individual ship, convoys were formed. In these convoys, a large number of merchant ships were grouped together and protected by a small number of escort vessels.
The military vehicles traveled through town in a convoy system.
The convoy system was developed as a defense against Nazi U-Boat attacks called 'Wolf Packs' .
to establish a good healthy system
One, the convoy system allowed the British to limit their number of losses. Second, without the convoy system, the Allies lost one out of every 10 ships. With the convoy, the number of ships lost changed to 2 out of 100 ships.
The convoy system was used to prtect American ships carrying materials to Great Britain in 1940 and 1941. These merchant ships were protected by American Warships.
Some of the synonym for convoy systems are group, fleet, cavalcade, motorcade, cortège, caravan, line, train.
the attack on shipped goods
The convoy system was an improvement but it was not perfect. Since the U Boats were underwater it was still hard to protect all the ships. But, they had little choice but to use the convoy system. They did not have the technology we have today to find subs so the convoys were as effective as they could be given that the U Boats would strike in the dark.
The collective noun 'convoy' is used for a convoy of lorries, a convoy of trucks.
The convoy system helped avoid U-boat attacks due to its sheer size, and the difficulty that U-boats had when positioning to attack a large number of ships.
The address of the Convoy Branch is: 116 E. Tully St., Convoy, 45832 9999
. . . submarine attacks upon merchant ships .
the convoy system
William S. Sims
they used the convoy system
cut merchant marine losses greatly
The phone number of the Convoy Branch is: 419-749-4000.
A convoy is a series of trucks or wagons traveling together. Here are some sentences.The convoy took ten minutes to pass our house.The trucker joined the convoy headed for New England."Looks like we got us a convoy." (from the song "Convoy")
Convoy is a noun.