Tyne and Wear HER(12938): Sunderland, RAF Lancaster - Details
Sunderland, RAF Lancaster
A World War Two bomber which crash landed 1/3 mile off Sunderland pier. Air-sea rescue saved 5 of the 8 crewmen. The plane had taken part in a 1000 bomber raid on northern Germany. A Polish destroyer took the Plane in tow, to attempt to get her to Blyth, but she quickly sank.
Peter Collings, 1991, The New Divers Guide to the North-East Coast, page 20