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Short 184 (8359)

Built under licence at Westland Aircraft Works, Yeovil

22/02/1916 - delivered by rail to the Isle of Grain
04/03/1916 - accepted
30/03/1916 - to Killingholme then HMS Engadine
10/05/1916 - back to Killingholme for storage
13/05/1916 - back to HMS Engadine
16/05/1916 - to Dundee
26/05/1916 - returned to HMS Engadine
31/05/1916 - reconnoitred before the Battle of Jutland, F/Cdr FJ Rutland and Asst Payr GS Trewin RNR
23/08/1916 - to Dundee
07/09/1916 - to HMS Engadine
01/03/1917 - to Dundee
26/03/1917 - to HMS Engadine
07/05/1917 - to Dundee
28/06/1917 - to HMS Engadine
30/07/1917 - to Rosyth
16/09/1917 - to HMS Furious
23/09/1917 - to HMS Engadine
27/09/1917 - with the ship at Buncrana
19/11/1917 - with the ship to Liverpool
02/12/1917 - packed at Buncrana
29/12/1917 - by now despatched to the Imperial War Museum
1940 - damaged during German raid on London
1974 - at IWM outstation Duxford
28/01/1976 - arrived on loan from IWM at FAAM
2012 - currently on display in FAAM/Hall One

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Two seat reconnaissance, bombing and torpedo carrying seaplane

Manufacturers - Westland Aircraft Works, Yeovil

Power Plant - One Sunbeam 225hp/240hp or 260hp

Wingspan - 63ft 6.25ins

Length - 40ft 7.50ins

Height - 13ft 6ins

Weight - 5,363lbs loaded

Max Speed - 88.50mph at 2,000ft (Sunbeam 260)

Duration - 2.75 hours endurance

Armament - One free mounted Lewis machine gun aft, and provision for one 14in torpedo or various bombs up to a maximum of 520lb


Other exhibits in this hall

  • Fairey Flycatcher (replica) (S1287) Fairey Flycatcher (replica) (S1287)
  • Supermarine Walrus (L2301) Supermarine Walrus (L2301)
  • Short S27 Short S27
  • Westland Dragonfly HR5 (VX595) Westland Dragonfly HR5 (VX595)
  • Westland Whirlwind HAR3 (XG574) Westland Whirlwind HAR3 (XG574)
  • Sopwith Pup (replica) (N6452) Sopwith Pup (replica) (N6452)

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