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Last Updated: November 04, 2014

Main Lend-Lease routes to Russia :

The Northern Route
The Persian Route
The Pacific Route


LEND-LEASE MOTOR VEHICLES IMPORTED
by Arrival point — Overall Entry (in thousands)

Source : Vorsin
1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 Total
Northern ports 0.4 17.0 8.3 33.6 12.8 72.1
Iran 10.1 58.9 92.6 19.4 181.0
Far Eastern ports 5.4 27.9 13.4 12.8 59.5
Totals 0.4 32.5 95.1 139.6 45.0 312.6

Lend-Lease Shipments from the Western Hemisphere to the Soviet Union by Cargo Type, Protocol Period, Route and Tonnage
22 June1941-20 September 1945, in long tons
Source : U.S.State Department, Report on War Aid, 1-8, via Robert Jones

Cargo TypeTotalTime Period
June 22-Sep 30,1941
Prior to Lend-Lease1
Oct 1,1941 - June 30,1942
First Protocol
July 1,1942 - June 30,1943
Second Protocol
July 1,1943 - June 30,1944
Third Protocol
July 1,1944 - May 12,1945
Fourth Protocol
May 13,1945 - Sep 2,1945
Milepost agrrement
Sep 3,1945 - Sep 20,1945
Period of termination
AtlanticPacificTotal AtlanticPacificTotal AtlanticPacificTotal AtlanticPacificTotal AtlanticPacificTotal AtlanticPacificTotal AtlanticPacificTotal
U.S. Supplies
Railroad 468,532 39,45531,01170,466 146,901208,838355,739 9,06732,31341,380 947947
Vehicles 2,290,830 1,561141,575 214,14816214,164 308,919139,569448,488 641,618100,719742,337 531,235114,035645,270 28,353209,764238,117 879879
Metals 3,575,084 1,2513,4044,655 411,61912,906424,525 460,874298,016749,890 699,971312,4301,012,401 654,164468,4321,122,596 37,988211,214249,202 2,8019,01411,815
Chemicals 1,147,764 1,0333,6934,726 55,54246556,007 70,697110,669181,366 288,848219,301448,149 206,670192,676399,346 7,27950,50957,788 39343382
Petroleum 2,113,409 9,500120,854130,354 132,45935,536167,995 54,331159,157213,448 45,272401,434446,706 250,455498,285748,740 34,496371,670406,166
Machinery 1,247,848 28015,57515,855 29,11657629,692 28,604139,864168,468 182,335305,166487,501 232,585243,060475,645 30,46538,07368,538 8191,3302,149
Food 4,464,977 193,8993,918 129,999175,038305,037 294,236703,547997,783 936,541798,2601,734,801 553,674603,6991,157,373 22,594235,607258,201 1,9895,8757,864
Others 1,221,307 1,258 1,3652,623 74,2811,94376,224 167,65770,119237,776 350,517122,451472,968 188,986121,515310,501 13,972103,235117,207 1,3252,6834,008
Canadian & British supplies 968,648 137,8418,770146,611 45,89811,14257,040 31,741298,652330,393 51,863265,707317,570 7,61397,487105,100 2,3319,60311,934
Other Sources 2,494 2,4942,494
Total 17,500,933 14,902151,298166,200 1,185,005235,2501,420,255 1,431,2161,623,0833,054,299 3,216,2982,589,4245,745,722 2,816,5332,716,2475,532,780 191,8271,349,8721,541,699 9,30430,67439,978

1 Not shipped under Lend-Lease, but under $10,000,000 Treasury Department advance, the $50,000,000 Defense Supplies Corporation advance, and other arrangements.

SUMMARY:
17,500,900 long tons shipped from the Western Hemisphere.
16,429,800 long tons (94 per cent) shipped from the United States.
Of the supplies sent to the Soviet Union from the Western Hemisphere from June 22, 1941 to September 20, 1945, 98 per cent was of Lend-Lease origin.
The total value of these shipments is reported at approximately $10,200,000,000.
In addition, supply services such as ocean transport on American vessels, repairs to Soviet ships, ship supplies, bunkers, port dues, training of Soviet crews for Lend-Lease aircraft, and ships were valued at approximately $700,000,000.


Total Cargo shipped from the Western Hemisphere to the Soviet Union by Time Period, Route of Delivery and Tonnage
22 June1941-20 September 1945 a, in long tons
Source : U.S.State Department, Report on War Aid, 1-8, via Vail Motter
Year and Month b All Routes Persian Gulf Soviet Far East North Russia Black Sea Soviet Artic
Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total
Total 17,499,861 4,159,117 23.8 8,243,397 47.1 3,964,231 22.7 680,723 3.9 452,393 2.5
Year and Month b All Routes Persian Gulf Soviet Far East North Russia Black Sea Soviet Artic
Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total
1941 360,778 13,502 3.7 193,299 53.6 153,977 42.7 0 0.0 0 0.0
June 2,977 0 0.0 2,988 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
July 27,567 0 0.0 27,567 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
August 97,483 0 0.0 93,113 95.5 4,370 4.5 0 0.0 0 0.0
September 38,161 0 0.0 27,629 72.4 10,532 27.6 0 0.0 0 0.0
October 65,513 0 0.0 17,161 26.2 48,352 73.8 0 0.0 0 0.0
November 57,604 2,972 5.2 13,559 23.5 41,073 71.3 0 0.0 0 0.0
December 71,462 10,530 14.7 11,282 15.8 49,650 69.5 0 0.0 0 0.0
Year and Month b All Routes Persian Gulf Soviet Far East North Russia Black Sea Soviet Artic
Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total
1942 2,453,097 705,259 28.8 734,020 29.9 949,711 38.7 0 0.0 64,107 2.6
January 88,597 34 (c) 26,047 29.4 62,516 70.6 0 0.0 0 0.0
February 92,670 5,282 5.7 22,206 24.0 65,182 70.3 0 0.0 0 0.0
March 213,999 17,754 8.3 25,555 11.9 170,690 79.8 0 0.0 0 0.0
April 441,968 21,173 4.8 38,441 8.7 382,354 86.5 0 0.0 0 0.0
May 194,747 86,978 44.7 33,035 17.0 74,734 38.3 0 0.0 0 0.0
June 193,695 91,012 47.0 30,288 15.6 54,720 28.3 0 0.0 17,675 9.1
July 183,362 62,492 34.1 63,313 34.5 13,351 7.3 0 0.0 44,206 24.1
August 215,543 65,598 30.4 78,616 36.5 69,013 32.0 0 0.0 2,226 1.1
September 179,430 72,057 40.2 79,604 44.4 27,769 15.4 0 0.0 0 0.0
October 229,331 121,272 52.9 108,059 47.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
November 176,911 70,430 39.8 106,481 60.2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
December 242,934 91,177 37.5 122,375 50.4 29,382 12.1 0 0.0 0 0.0
Year and Month b All Routes Persian Gulf Soviet Far East North Russia Black Sea Soviet Artic
Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total
1943 4,794,545 1,606,979 33.5 2,388,577 49.8 681,043 14.2 0 0.0 117,946 2.5
January 258,055 86,836 33.7 97,671 37.8 73,548 28.5 0 0.0 0 0.0
February 342,055 40,071 11.8 129,004 37.7 172,980 50.5 0 0.0 0 0.0
March 263,209 131,277 49.9 122,646 46.6 9,286 3.5 0 0.0 0 0.0
April 337,572 143,808 42.6 193,764 57.4 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
May 349,259 121,002 34.6 216,380 62.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 11,877 3.4
June 275,622 28,786 10.4 230,183 83.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 16,653 6.1
July 336,094 126,184 37.5 152,215 45.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 57,695 17.2
August 469,961 177,153 37.7 261,087 55.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 31,721 6.7
September 511,365 197,886 38.7 313,479 61.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
October 439,655 192,744 43.8 180,872 41.4 66,039 15.1 0 0.0 0 0.0
November 568,620 194,775 34.2 228,964 40.3 144,881 25.5 0 0.0 0 0.0
December 643,078 166,457 25.9 262,312 40.8 214,309 33.3 0 0.0 0 0.0
Year and Month b All Routes Persian Gulf Soviet Far East North Russia Black Sea Soviet Artic
Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total
1944 6,217,622 1,788,864 28.8 2,848,181 45.8 1,452,775 23.4 0 0.0 127,802 2.0
January 599,239 201,713 33.7 176,170 29.4 221,356 36.9 0 0.0 0 0.0
February 341,158 114,161 33.5 100,017 29.3 126,980 37.2 0 0.0 0 0.0
March 351,751 150,500 42.8 91,299 26.0 109,952 31.2 0 0.0 0 0.0
April 408,870 274,791 67.2 134,079 32.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
May 553,376 289,070 52.2 264,306 47.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
June 522,556 187,349 35.9 307,224 58.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 27,983 5.3
July 624,578 127,393 20.4 275,761 44.2 155,760 24.9 0 0.0 65,664 10.5
August 561,533 36,437 6.5 308,614 55.0 185,562 33.0 0 0.0 30,920 5.5
September 579,860 87,861 15.2 298,208 51.4 190,556 32.9 0 0.0 3,235 0.5
October 545,414 156,228 28.6 309,441 56.8 79,745 14.6 0 0.0 0 0.0
November 564,628 95,864 17.0 313,916 55.6 154,848 27.4 0 0.0 0 0.0
December 564,659 67,497 12.0 269,146 47.7 228,016 40.3 0 0.0 0 0.0
Year and Month b All Routes Persian Gulf Soviet Far East North Russia Black Sea Soviet Artic
Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total Tons Percent of Total
1945 3,673,819 44,513 1.2 2,079,320 56.6 726,725 19.8 680,723 18.5 142,538 3.9
January 405,762 31,454 7.8 194,914 48.0 118,869 29.3 60,525 14.9 0 0.0
February 450,588 4,497 1.0 181,741 40.3 153,278 34.0 111,072 24.7 0 0.0
March 487,030 4,409 0.9 161,786 33.2 148,731 30.5 172,104 35.4 0 0.0
April 540,278 1,232 0.2 193,709 35.9 167,180 30.9 178,157 33.0 0 0.0
May 768,295 2,921 0.4 518,212 67.4 138,667 18.1 108,495 14.1 0 0.0
June 329,191 0 0.0 275,018 83.5 0 0.0 21,638 6.6 32,535 9.9
July 408,554 0 0.0 313,360 76.7 0 0.0 1,268 0.3 93,926 23.0
August 234,606 0 0.0 200,369 85.4 0 0.0 18,160 7.7 16,077 6.9
September 49,515 0 0.0 40,211 81.2 0 0.0 9,304 18.8 0 0.0

a Represents total shipments from the Western Hemisphere, principally leand-lease supplies, including goods for Canadian and accounts.
Includes approximately 488,000 tons lost en route, principally in 1942.
Does not include some 555,000 long tons of petroleum products originating at refineries in Abadan, , replaced by allocations from supplies for use.
Does not include quantities of supplies originally shipped to Army Air Force Eastern Command shuttle bases in the Ukraine or supplies shipped for Army use in the Persian Corridor.
b Represents date of departure from Western Hemisphere ports.
c Less than 0.05 percent.