On this page you will find various "ACTUAL" documents concerning Castle Archdale and the Sunderland Squadrons.
Message From P.M. Winston Churchill
423 Squadron report April 24, 1944.
Report of attack on U-672 by F/L F.G. Fellows.
Narrative of attack on U-672.
Narrative of attack on U-672 (Continued)
Diagram report on attack of U-672, drawn by F/L F.G. Fellows.
201 O.R.B. report for period of 20/3/43-21/3/43
F/O W.C.Robertson attacked U-631.
At first thought to have been a successful attack, but post war review differs.
423 O.R.B. report for period of 10/1/44-17/1/44
423 O.R.B. report for period of 8/4/44-11/4/44
423 O.R.B. report for period of 13/4/44-16/4/44
423 O.R.B. report for period of 3/6/44-6/6/44
423 O.R.B. report for period of 12/6/44-13/6/44
423 O.R.B. report for period of 15/7/44-19/7/44
423 O.R.B. report for period of 10/8/44-11/8/44
423 O.R.B. report for period of 12/7/44-13/7/44
On 12 July, 1944, F/O C.M. Ulrich and crew in 3+J (KK583) were sweeping an area
some 200 miles west of the Outer Hebrides when Ulrich spotted a "feather" (the wake left by a periscope) four miles ahead.
Jumping right to the attack, he quickly lined up the aircraft one mile astern of the sub and began his approach. Tracking
right over the small swirl made by the submerging periscope, he dropped eight depth charges from fifty feet, the charges spaced
sixty feet apart and set to explode at a depth of twenty-five feet. The rear gunner saw the charges perfectly bracket the
quickly disappearing swirl.
Returning to the scene, the crew saw a black triangular object five feet
long momentarily break the surface of the greenish froth, and then disappear from sight. Approximately half an hour later,
two light brown, torpedo-shaped objects were seen in the water a half-mile from the attack area. Based on this evidence, Coastal
Command gave the crew credit for one "damaged."
Bruce Witney suspected attack on U-boat-15 November 1944
Bruce Witney suspected attack on U-boat-15 November 1944 diagram.
Bruce Witney suspected attack on U-boat-19 November 1944
Bruce Witney suspected attack on U-boat-19 November 1944 diagram.
Sept 11, 1944
In post war assessments this was thought to have been a contact with U-484,
reviewed in the mid 90's this was found not to have been U-484 and has been judged to have been a water spout.
F/O Farren's encounter with waterspout Sept 11, 1944
F/O Farren's encounter with U-boat December 28, 1944
F/O Farren's encounter with U-boat December 28, 1944 diagram.