Though this particular aircraft belonged to the United States Navy Fleet Air Wing 10, an informal agreement between the US and Western Australia transfers control to this State. A recent declaration that all the World War II flying boats at Broome come under the protection of the Heritage of Western Australian Act 1990 is a pointer to the future management of this site when it is found.
Consolidated Aircraft Corp. USA
4km South of Sea Bird
En route from Matilda Bay in Perth – forced to land near Sea Bird during WWII, the Catalina dragged anchor and was wrecked on nearby reef. Few records and site not located.
Find out everything you need to know about the Shipwrecks of Western Australia. Direct from the archives of the Maritime Archaeology Association of Western Australia.