The Ghost Ships of Archangel: The Arctic Voyage That Defied the Nazis

June 05, 2020 - 07:00 pmJune 05, 2020 - 08:00 pmSeptember 12, 2019, 7pm - 8pm
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606


  • Guests: $5.00
  • Members: $Free

William Geroux, author of The Mathews Men, shares the emotionally gripping maritime history, The Ghost Ships of Archangel. In 1942, Franklin D. Roosevelt & Winston Churchill agreed to send Joseph Stalin's army supplies in hopes of bolstering the Russians until a European invasion could be mounted. That June, the 35 cargo ships of convoy PQ 17 set sail for the Soviet port of Archangel, carrying $1 billion worth of war materiel. Days later, the fleet was ordered to disband, becoming prey for the Nazis. This extraordinary tale of survival & shifting alliances during World War II, traces the nightmare voyage of four Allied ships into ice floes of the North Pole. 


To purchase an advance copy of The Ghost Ships of Archangel prior to the lecture, go to the Museum's online web shop at: After you've made your purchase, your book will be placed on hold at the Museum to either pick up at your convenience or prior to the lecture.