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Crashed airplane being salvaged from the sea, 1915

Reference Number: PAColl-0914-1-28-1

Crashed airplane being salvaged from the sea. Photographed by an unknown photographer in 1915

Key terms:
1 image, related to World War, 1914-1918, Seaplanes, Aircraft accidents, Reconnaissance aircraft and Sopwith Admiralty Type 807 (Aircraft).

Part of:
Paterson, E B :139 photographs relating to World War One experiences of Hugh Townshend Boscawen, Reference Number PAColl-0914-1 (12 digitised items)
Paterson, E B :139 photographs relating to World War One experiences of Hugh Townshend Boscawen, Reference Number PAColl-0914 (12 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print. Single photograph

Historical Notes: The aircraft is a Sopwith Admiralty Type 807, commonly called a Sopwith Folder as its wings could be folded back so that it could be stored on board warships such as the first Bristish aircraft carrier, HMS Ark Royal. Twelve of these aircraft were made in two batches numbered respectively 807-810 and 919-926, and the first were delivered in July 1914. The plane in this photograph was number 808 of the first batch. (Info from "Sopwith Aircraft; 1912-1920", H F King, Putnam, London, pp 72-73)

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - Salving 808 Sopwith. Lieut Bromet in desptch boat. He has just discovered the engine in the water held up by wire of rev indicator.; This machine fell 3,200 feet close to us caused through the propellar breaking & striking pilot on the head & stunned him. HTB.

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