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Seaplane hoisted above the sea from the deck of HMS Ark Royal, 1915

Reference Number: PAColl-0914-1-29-2

Seaplane hoisted above the sea from the deck of HMS Ark Royal. Photographed by an unknown photographer in 1915.

Key terms:
1 image, related to World War, 1914-1918, Seaplanes, Bombers, Reconnaissance aircraft and Wight A 1 Improved Navyplane, No 172 (Airplane).

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 Wight A 1 Improved Navyplane, No 172. Wight seaplanes were designed by J S White & Co Ltd for the British Navy. They were used for reconnaissance and bombing during the First World War. No 172 was equiped with radio, a Lewis gun and could carry two 100-lb bombs and three 20-lb bombs. The wings could be folded back so that it could be stored on board warships. (Info from "The Wight Aircraft", Michael H Goodall, Gentry Books, London, p 37)

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - Wight 172. Lieut Bromet releasing machine from crane. I have been in this seaplane when at Lemnos. HTB.

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