Latitude 32°18'32"N  Longitude 64°51'06"W

   

ACQUISITION

Transferred from R.A.F. to Admiralty charge 25 May 1939

 

COMMISSIONED

24 may 1939

 

CLOSED

To Care and Maintenance 01 February 1944

 

PAID OFF

 
   

O.I.C. (& C.O. 773 NAS)

Lt. Cdr. (P) H. Wright 28.06.40

Lt. Cdr. (O) G.C.W. Fowler -.09.41

Lt. Cdr. (O) K.W. Beard -.07.43

   

FUNCTION

Seaplane Station (capacity 12 A/C)

Fleet Requirements Unit - 773 Naval Air Squadron

 

ADDRESS

R.N. Air Station

Boaz Island

Bermuda

 

LOCALITY

The R.N. Air Station lies on the E. side of Boaz I. the second of the string of islands running NE. from Hamilton, the main island of the Bermuda group on the W. side.

Hamilton, the capital, lies 4 miles ESE. and is connected with Boaz by ferry

 

LANDMARKS

 

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS

No rail access.

   
   

CONTROL

no Control Building.

 

ELEVATION

 ?' above M.S.L.

 

MARINE RUNWAYS

Not known.

 

SLIPWAYS

Two, large enough to handle Catalina Flying Boats

 

OBSTRUCTIONS

Navigation

None.

Circuit

Not known.

Approach

None.

 

APPROACH

No special approach recommended.

 

WIND INDICATOR

Not known.

   
   

HOMING - VISUAL

By day

None.

By night

None.

 

HOMING--RADIO

D/F

None.

Beacons

None.

 

APPROACH - VISUAL

By day

None.

By night

None.

 

APPROACH - RADIO

None.

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

M/F & H/F

Not known.

VH/F

Not known.

 

GROUND RADAR

None.

   
   

ACCOMMODATION

Capacity:

Officers:

7

Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:

135

W.R.N.S. Officers:

None.

W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings;

None.

 

ARMOURIES

One, scale not known.

 

COMPASS BASE

None.

 

DISPERSAL

Concrete apron capable of holding 4 Catalinas.

 

HANGARS

Hangars

 

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

2- type unknown

each capable of housing 6 seaplanes with wings folded.

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

 

MEDICAL

Sick bay on site.

 

METEOROLOGICAL

Not Known.

 

FUEL AND OIL

Aviation:

Not known.

M/T:

Not known.

Oil :

Not known.

   

TEST BASE

None.

 

TEST BUTT

None

 

WORKSHOPS

Yes, limited squadron support.

 

   

EXPLOSIVES

Not Known.

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES

None.

   
   

Information taken from CB 4368 B. Admiralty Handbook of Naval Air Stations Aug. 45

 

 

 

List of first and second line squadrons, station flight and other flying units based at this location

 

718

 

Catapult Flight

Operated ship's flights from R.A.F. Bermuda between July 1936 and June 1940 when the squadron was absorbed into 700 Squadron.

Equipped withed 6 Walrus & 6 Seafox.


773

Fleet Requirements Unit

Formed here 03 June 1940.  Disbanded here 25 April 1944.

Equipped with Swordfish (FP), Walrus, Sea fox (FP), Roc & Roc (FP)


819

Torpedo, Bomber, Reconnaissance Squadron

Recorded as being at Bermuda, from HMS ILLUSTRIOUS, 28 June 1940. No further information. May be reference to R.A.F. Bermuda.

Equipped with 12 Swordfish Is.


 

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Additional sources:

 

Admiralty Fleet Orders:

1463/44 —R.N. Air Station, Bermuda— Reduction to Care and Maintenance

 

Confidential Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

 

 

 

 

 


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