Short Sunderland Mk III DD852 was wrecked in Jennycliff Bay in September 1944.
Short Sunderland MkIII
On 2nd September 1944 a Sunderland Mk III DD852 / J from 10 Squadron RAAF at Mount Batten was at anchor in the Sound when a ship dragged its anchor and collided with the large four-engined flying boat. The Sunderland aircraft ran aground in Jennycliff Bay and was wrecked during the salvage operation.
Jennycliff Bay, Plymouth Sound. This aircraft was salvaged.
Please note that all aircraft in UK waters that have crashed during military service are protected under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986.
Last updated 04 Sept 2021
Position GPS: Jennycliff Bay
02 September 1944
Short S.25 Sunderland MkIII
10 Squadron RAAF
RAF Mount Batten, Plymouth
All-metal, mainly flush-riveted construction, control surfaces fabric covered metal frame
4 x Bristol Pegasus XXII 9 cylinder, single row radial engines
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