- Jul 2012
Convoys originating from Trondheim, Norway, taking a detour towards Jan Mayen and then approaching Iceland from north would keep them out of range of RAF.Without regular supplies of stores it would be useless as a base. You need fuel torpedoes, foos, spare parts etc. And German simply incapable of running regular supply ships to Iceland. Any force would be unable to be supplied.
Why couldn't it be done, when much larger and much dangerous Arctic convoys were possible later on?