There were 35 Short Sunderlands
built at Windermere. The contracts were issued in two batches: DP176 to DP200
and EJ149 to EJ158.
A very brief history of each aircraft
is recorded here together with photographs where it has been possible to trace
(The following pages are being built slowly
and not all links are yet working.)
DP178; DP179; DP180;
DP181; DP182; DP183;
DP186; DP187; DP188; DP189; DP190;
DP191; DP192; DP193; DP194; DP195;
DP196; DP197; DP198; DP199; DP200.
EJ149; EJ150; EJ151; EJ152; EJ153;
EJ154; EJ155; EJ156; EJ157; EJ158.
In addition, a number of aircraft visited Windermere for repair
and conversion work - for details see
The research is continuing and
photographs are still being sought for the following aircraft:
DP178 - DP184 - DP186 - DP187 - DP189
DP190 - DP193 - DP194 - DP196 - DP197
EJ149 - EJ151 - EJ152 - EJ154 - EJ157
If you can help with any photos of the
above aircraft - or indeed, any Windermere built aircraft, we would love to
hear from you
Can you help?
This project aims to find out as much as possible about the Windermere
factory and its aircraft. In particular, we would like to trace a photograph
of every one of the 35 aircraft. If you can help with photographs, information,
or indeed if you flew in one of the Windermere built aircraft then please
get in touch. (Click
here for e-mail)
Even if you have any other original photographs of other Sunderlands
or other flying boats then we would also be interested. They will be shared
with a colleague who has been researching into Sunderlands for many years.
It might be possible in the future to make a comprehemsive website recording
the history of all 749 Sunderlands.