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SHARK II PROJECT

Shark II

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The remains of an aircraft a Hadley Page torpedo bomber has been found on
the bottom of Lake Ontario at Brighton Bay.
The wreckage of the aircraft, which may have been there for 50 years, was
found by Ed Burtt of Ocean Scan Systems of Belleville, who used side scan
sonar and a sub-borrom profiler to locate the buried remains.  Contours
were confirmed by infra red imagery.
We could distinctly see the landing gear and tires.  Parts of the tail
section is broken off, and partially buried in the sand.  The aircraft is
in a pile of sand with the wings stretching out about 40 feet.  We could
see a machine gun, and nearby, some bombs that we believe the pilot ditched
before he went in.  Terry Coons one of the divers brought up one of the
bombs, which was delivered to the bomb disposal at CFB Trenton Air Base.
They verified it as a practice bomb.

   6 (TB) SQUADRON (torpedo bomber) Squadron, the first of two such
unitsintended for the RCAF, was, formed at Trenton, Ontario in the late 1936.  The
first two "SHARKS", 502 and 503 arrived in December 1936. On April 28, 1937
the crated "SHARKS" 505, 506 and 507 arrived  by rail, and activated
immediately.
 
 
 

'SHARK' Crashed into Lake Ontario Oct. 7,  1938.

One of six rockets.


UW Shots of the Shark II
Biplane showing:
landing gear(top) 
 
 

and aluminum
cooling tubes (lower)

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