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Short 'Cromarty' Flying Boat
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Short 'Cromarty' Flying Boat

After Cromarty's role in pioneering flying boats, Shorts named this one after the town.
Picture added on 10 August 2006
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Cromarty - Seaplane Base
The Short CROMARTY (N120) made its first flight on the 11th April 1921, in the hands of Short's test pilot John Lankester Parker. Tested at Felixtowe, in October the aircraft, built of wood, underwent a
period of mooring-out to establish its soakage weight gain. Passed to the RAF's Development Flight in
1922, it came to grief on a shallow reef near St. Mary's Isles of Scilly, subsequently broken up in situ.
Plans to build a civil version of the type was later shelved.
Added by Clem Watson on 10 August 2006
Another view of the Short Brothers Cromarty Flying Boat can be seen in picture #745
Added by Calum Davidson on 11 August 2006
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