Jean Latham built flying-boats during the First World War. After the war became Latham et Cie Societe Industrielle de Caudebec, later Hydravions Latham, continuing the design and construction of single- and multi-engined flying-boats. In 1920 built the Gastambide-Levasseur variable- incidence biplane. Explorer Raoul Amundsen was lost on the Latham 47-2 searching for the crew of the airship Italia in 1925. In 1929 company amalgamated with Societe d'Emboutissage et de Constructions Mechaniques, later Amiot.

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