Operation VN

This was the designation of Allied convoys (together with a numerical suffix) plying the route from Malta to Naples, and then Augusta, Sicily, to Naples, Italy, and finally from Naples to Livorno, Italy, and as such reciprocals of the 'NV' series (October 1943/May 1945).

The first of these 165 'Valletta to Naples' coastal convoys was VN.1 of 4/8 October 1943 with the 2,906-ton British Empire Valour, and the last was VN.136 of 18/19 May 1945 with the 7,176-ton US Daniel Drake, 7,126-ton British Fort Enterprise, 10,525-ton British James J. Maguire, 7,176-ton US Joseph N. Teal and 7,207-ton US Orland Loomis.