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Offline conan

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Re: Short Brothers at Harty Sheppey
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 21:54:45 »
More likely, in the second photo, there is a boat on props seemingly under repair and as far as I know there wasn't a boat yard at Harty.
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Re: Short Brothers at Harty Sheppey
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 14:41:37 »
Having thought about it overnight I now think that the photos were taken at Short`s works at Rochester. The waterway is too narrow for the Swale and what I assumed were the Harty Ferry cottages are too close. Also all the Short 830s were built at Rochester.
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Short Brothers at Harty Sheppey
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 13:08:57 »
From around 1912 to 1917 Short Brothers had a hanger at Harty from where they would launch their floatplanes.
Link to two photos of Short 830 floatplanes 1915. Click on images to enlarge.http://www.airteamimages.com/search.php?srch_keyword=RAF%20Eastchurch
The captions state that the photos were taken at Eastchurch. But note the waterway and boat-repair in one photo and the ramps and shingle in both photos.
I believe that the photos were taken at Harty.
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