Latitude 56°28'00"N Longitude 02°55'20"W

   

ACQUISITION

First World War seaplane base retained on care & Maintenance basis until reactivated at the start of World War Two.

 

COMMISSIONED

15 July 1940

 

CLOSED

15 June 1944 to Care & Maintenance status

 

PAID OFF

Not known.

 

   

C.O./O.I.C.

Not known.

   

FUNCTION

Seaplane school for Observer training

Satellite to RNAS Arbroath

 

ADDRESS

R.N. Air Station,

Dundee,

Angus,

Scotland

 

LOCALITY

The base is located on  the N. shore of the Firth of Tay, 1 mile E. of Dundee docks and 2½ miles N.E. of the Tay Bridge.

 

LANDMARKS

The Firth of Tay, the city of Dundee, and the the Tay Bridge.

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS

Main road to Dundee were there are full rail and shipping facilities.

   

 

   

CONTROL

Air watch office.

 

ELEVATION

 ' above M.S.L.

 

WATER RUNWAYS

Details not known.

 

SLIPWAY

One 60' aircraft slipway leading directly off the hangar apron.

One 40' boat slipway leading directly to boatshed.

 

TRACKS

three 25' dispersal tracks leading off the hangar apron.

 

OBSTRUCTIONS

Navigation

Not known.

Circuit

Not known.

Approach

Not known.

   

APPROACH

No special approach recommended.

   

WIND INDICATOR

Not known.

   
   

HOMING - VISUAL

By day

Not known.

By night

Not known.

 

HOMING--RADIO

D/F

Not known.

Beacons

Not known.

 

APPROACH - VISUAL

By day

Not known.

By night

Not known.

 

APPROACH - RADIO

 

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

M/F & H/F

 Not known.

VH/F

 Not known.

 

   

GROUND RADA

None.

   

 

   

ACCOMMODATION

Living quarters on site for

 

Capacity:

Officers, Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:

346

W.R.N.S. Officers, Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:

66

 

ARMOURIES

Not known.

 

COMPASS BASE

One, 40' diameter.

 

DISPERSAL

Tarmac apron in front of hangar.

 

HANGARS

One aircraft storage hangar and one workshop:

 

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

1 x unknown

205' x 105'

?

?

1 x Workshop

170' x 90'

?

?

 

MEDICAL

Small sick bay on site.

 

METEOROLOGICAL

Full service from RNAS Arbroath

 

FUEL AND OIL

Aviation:

Not known.

M/T:

Not known.

Oil :

Not known.

   

TEST BASE

Not known.

 

TEST BUTT

Not known.

 

WORKSHOPS

Limited workshop facilities on site.

 

EXPLOSIVES

Not known.

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES

 

Not known.

   
   

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

 

703

Det.

Long Range Catapult Squadron

Detachment,  from parent unit at RNAS Lee-on-0Solent, operated here 003.06.42. Disbanded here 01.05.44.

Equipped with Vought Sikorsky Kingfishers.


751

 

Seaplane Observer training Squadron

Moved here from, the parent station RNAS Arbroath 13.08.41. Disbanded here 02.05.44.

Equipped with Walrus


 

 

 

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War time photos July 1943

Craigie; Dundee; ANGUS; SCOTLAND

 

Craigie; Dundee; ANGUS; SCOTLAND

 

Post war photos 1953

Craigie, Dundee, ANGUS, Scotland

 

Craigie, Dundee, ANGUS, S

 

 

 


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