Launched 17 Aug 1926 Short S5 Singapore I G-EBUP was spotted at Felixstowe by Sir Alan Cobham who later flew it on the African Survey Flight 1927-8 over 20,000 miles in eleven hours on 600 gallons of fuel.
Valetta and Mussel II
Shorts Mussel II in which Eustace Short learned to fly in July 1926. He died at the controls taxiing to the river bank 8 Apr
il 1932. It was scrapped in 1933. Note Fort Clarence in the background.
Short S.17 Kent 'Scipio' before her launch for maiden flight 12 March 1931
Short SII Valetta 1930 later flown by Alan Cobham to survey the Nile the following year.
The only Short Sarafand with 6 engines in tandem pairs built in 1931 having is wings put on in the barge yard.
The first prototype Empire boat 9 Feb 1936
The maiden fight of Canopus 2 July 1936.
Golden Hind before her launch June 1939
The Mayo Composite
The Mercury under construction at The Barge Yard 1936
Mercury after launch 9 Sept 1937
L2158 The first Sunderland.
Female workers on the Sunderland ass
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth having a tour by Oswald 1938.