95 Squadron

Sunderland Remembered...

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.

The Battle of The Atlantic

Of all the World War II campaigns, the battle of the atlantic was possibly the most crucial. From 1940 to 1945 Coastal Command sank 366 German transport vessels and damaged 134. The total tonnage sunk was 512,330 tons and another 513,454 tons damaged.

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"Sunderland Squadrons of WW2" by Jon Lake

Available to read online as an ebook.

"Despite the engine problems and despite the malaria and blackwater fever, the Sunderland was destined to be used in significant numbers in West Africa.

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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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The Sunderland Flying Boat Queen"The Sunderland Flying Boat Queen" By John Evans (Volume II)

Available to read online as an ebook.

"Bearing traces of its RAAF ancestry, Mark I, N9050 is prepared for its role at Freetown, West Africa, one of the new 95 Squadron.

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

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

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Faired Flying-boat Investigation

Technical 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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The First Sunderland lost en route to West Africa ...

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