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Catalina Reports, 26 May 1941
ON 6840 Kc/s

(Enclosure No.3 to Flag Officer Commanding Force "H" No. 471/14 dated 4th June 1941)

From
(Aircraft
call sign)
To Time of
Origin
Message Time of
Receipt
Code
Y6AZ
[Catalina
Z/209]
No. 15
Group
1030 NR1 1 BS 240 - 5 - 150 - KRGP 3313
[1 battleship bearing 240 - distance 5 miles - course 150 -
my position 49 33' N., 21 47' W.]

1038 SE Code
Y6AZ No. 15
Group
1035 NR2 My 1030 OECS 150 - 20 - KRGP 2810
[My 1030 enemy course 150 - speed 20 knots -
my position 49 28' N., 21 50' W.]

1051 SE Code
Y6AZ No. 15
Group
1100 NR3 BB. My 1030. Have lost track with enemy BS.
When last seen enemy's position was
KRGP 2216 [49 22' N., 21 44' W.] at 1045

1117 Syko
Y6AZ No. 15
Group
1114 NR4 BB. Hull holed by shrapnel
request instructions

1136 Syko
No. 15
Group
Y6AZ 1150 NR4 Search and shadow as long as possible
further instructions later

1202 Syko
ZK6M
[Catalina
M/240]
No. 15
Group
1200 NR1 4 UN 050 - 10 - 140 - KRGP 4731
[4 unknown vessels bearing 50 - distance 10 miles - course 140 -
my position 49 47' N., 21 29' W.]

1208 SE Code
ZK6M No. 15
Group
1240 NR2 My 1200. Vessels reported are not objective

1243 Syko
ZK6M No. 15
Group
1330 NR3 1 BS 180 - 4 - 130 - PHYE 1210 - U
[1 battleship bearing 180 - distance 4 miles - course 130 -
my position 48 12' N., 19 50' W.]

1333 SE Code
ZK6M No. 15
Group
1340 NR4 OECS 140 - 20
[Enemy course 140 - Speed 20 knots]

1344 SE Code
ZK6M No. 15
Group
1345 NR5 Am being attacked by enemy aircraft
unknown type [*]

1345 NAC
ZK6M No. 15
Group
1405 NR6 Am Shadowing enemy battleship

1404 [?] Syko
ZK6M No. 15
Group
1525 NR7 Have lost touch with enemy. Last observed position
was VCHX 3000 - U [47 30' N., 19 00' W.] at 1500

1527 Syko
ZK6M No. 15
Group
1600 NR8 Have regained contact

1610 NAC
ZK6M No. 15
Group
1605 NR9 OECS 140 - 20
[Enemy course 140 - Speed 20 knots]

1612 SE Code
No. 15
Group
LT70 1620 You 1548. Position course and speed of enemy
is VCWM 4045 - 120 - 22 - (1930)

1647 Syko
ZK6M No. 15
Group
1630 NR10 Estimated position at 1610
VCHX 2803 - U [47 28' N., 18 57' W.]

1635 Syko
ZK6M No. 15
Group
1632 NR11 Am being attacked by enemy aircraft
unknown type [*]

1639 NAC
ZK6M No. 15
Group
1655 NR12 Enemy has altered course to 125

1655 NAC
ZK6M No. 15
Group
1700 NR13 My 1605 My 1655 course was 140 true
not 125 true

1715 Syko
ZK6M No. 15
Group
1800 NR14 Have lost touch with enemy. Last observed position
was VCHX 1537 - U [47 15' N., 18 23' W.]
Am returning to base

1808 Syko
ZK6M No. 15
Group
1830 NR15 ETA [estimated time of arrival] 0054

18** Syko
No. 15
Group
LT70 1845 Position of enemy is expected to be
4740 north 1715 west at 1930

1856 Syko
No. 15
Group
LT70 1920 Amend previous signal of 1845
substitute 4755 north 1617 west at 1930.
Search the area.

1944 Syko


* Regarding signals at 1345 and 1432, alarm was apparently caused by shadowing Swordfish aircraft from Ark Royal (see Vice-Admiral Somerville's Dispatch, item #27).


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