Mid-Ocean Escort Force

Mid-Ocean Escort Force (MOEF) referred to the organization of anti-submarine escorts for World War II trade convoys between Canada and the British Isles. The allocation of United States, British, and Canadian escorts to these convoys reflected preferences of the United States upon their declaration of war, and the organization persisted through the winter of 1942-43 despite withdrawal of United States ships from the escort groups. By the summer of 1943, United States Atlantic escorts were focused on the faster CU convoys and the UG convoys between Chesapeake Bay and the Mediterranean Sea; and only British and Canadian escorts remained on the HX, SC and ON convoys.

Read more about Mid-Ocean Escort Force:  Background, American Escorts, Long-Range Escort Organization, Initial MOEF Escort Group Composition, Shortage of Destroyers, Escort Group A-3, Escort Group B-1, Escort Group B-2, Escort Group B-3, Escort Group B-4, Escort Group B-6, Escort Group B-7, Escort Group C-1, Escort Group C-2, Escort Group C-3, Escort Group C-4, Spring of 1943, See Also

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