Diary June 27, 1940

Short S.25 Sunderland flying boats
From the outbreak of WW2 the capacious, reliable and long-ranged Short S.25 Sunderland flying boats were ceaselessly at work finding and sinking submarines, rescuing seamen from sunken vessels and engaging in such fierce battles with enemy aircraft that it became known as the ‘Flying Porcupine’.
Diary for Thursday, June 27, 1940:

Sea War

Britain announces general blockade of European Coastline from Bay of Biscay to North Cape of Norway. British destroyers and Sunderland flying boats sink four Italian submarines and damage 3 more in Eastern Mediterranean. (June 27-29).

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