95 Squadron

The Sunderland Flying Boat

Developed for the RAF by the Short Brothers, the Sunderland was one of the most powerful and widely used flying boats used throughout the Second World War in countering the threat posed by German U-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic.

Designed to carry a crew of 7, later models carried up to 10 crew.

The Coastal Command service saw action from the first day of the Second World War until the last day of hostilities.

It flew over one million flying hours,6240,000 operations and destroyed 212 U-boats. Coastal Command's casualties amounted to 2,060 aircraft to all causes and some 5,866 personnel killed in action.


Water Performance of a Four-Engined Flying Boat Technical Information -
MINISTRY OF SUPPLY

AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL REPORTS AND MEMORANDA
Water Performance of a Four-Engined Flying Boat.

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Water Performance of a Four-Engined Flying BoatTechnical Information
MINISTRY OF SUPPLY

Full-scale Hydrodynamic Behaviour Faired Flying-boat Investigation into of a Hull
Water Performance of a Four-Engined Flying Boat.

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Sunderland T9044 - Pembroke DockSunderland T9044 - Pembroke Dock

This is the aircraft that was the subject of a program on the Wreck Detectives series.

T9044 was one of a batch of 20 Mk 1 aircraft built by Short Brothers and served with 201 Squadron RAF and sank in a gale on 21st November 1940.

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Sunderland flying boat

 

Sunderland flying boat