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Two Naval seaplanes parked on the deck of HMS Ark Royal, 1915

Reference Number: PAColl-0914-1-30-1

Two naval seaplanes parked on the deck of HMS Ark Royal. Photographed by an unknown photographer in 1915

Key terms:
1 image, related to Ark Royal HMS (Ship), World War, 1914-1918, Seaplanes, Bombers, Aircraft carriers - Great Britain, Airplanes, Reconnaissance aircraft, Short Admiralty Type 135, No. 136 (Airplane) 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 seaplanes are Wight Type A 1 Improved Navyplane, No 172 (left), and Short Type 135, No 136 (right). They are on the deck of the British Navy's first aircraft carrier, HMS Ark Royal, which at the time was at Lemnos. (This photograph also appears in "The Wight Aircraft", Michael H Goodall, Gentry Books, London, p 37)

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - Short 136. Wight 172.; Taken on board the aerodrome ship whilst at Lemnos. HTB.

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