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The Invergordon Archive

Catalina Z2141
The Invergordon Archive
Catalina Z2141

Catalina Z2141, based at Sullom Voe, Shetland, sank at its moorings at Invergordon on 10th November 1941. The wing trailing edges and flying controls were canvas covered . The canvas has been destroyed by the battering the aircraft received in the water.

The wing and fin would have been removed to enable the aircraft to be transported by road for possible major repair.
Picture added on 27 November 2010 at 17:14
Comments:
An amazing picture. I am researching my father's RAF record and discovered he was in a Catalina squadron early in WW2 before going to Malta.
Added by Anthony Smith on 14 December 2010
This picture must have been taken in the Naval Dockyard as there are no buildings in background elsewhere in the docks area.
Re Catalinas sunk at moorings, I can remember 5 of these planes being brought ashore by the ferryslip and parked up in the triangle area by Ferry Row where they were cut up and removed on the Queen Mary (?) long loaders.
Added by Doug Will on 17 February 2012
Hi Doug, do you know where the cut up pieces were transported to? I am researching RAF Catalinas and am also a member of the Catalina Society.
Added by Anthony Smith on 17 February 2012
Anthony, sorry don't know where the aircraft were taken to; the Queen Marys would be loaded and away they would go.
Added by Doug Will on 23 February 2012
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