|Roger Banfield, e-mail, 24.04.2011 09:58|
The aircraft shown above is moored in St. Mary's Harbour, Isles of Scilly. Below is an article found in the Evening Post newspaper, Christchurch, 1 September 1922.
GREAT SEAPLANE INJURED
SECRET TESTS INTERRUPTED.
(UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATION. – COPYRIGHT.)
(AUSTRALIA – NEW ZEALAND CABLE ASSOCIATION.)
LONDON, 30th August.
The world's largest seaplane, named Cromarty, which has been carrying out secret experiments in the Scilly Islands for the Air Ministry, struck wreckage rising from the water. The crew donned lifebelts, baled, and beached the machine, which had a top wing with a spread of 108 feet and two 650 horse-power engines.
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