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EAW002991 ENGLAND (1946). Short S.26 seaplane Golden Hind (G-AFCI) at anchor in Poole Harbour, Poole, 1946

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Title [EAW002991] Short S.26 seaplane Golden Hind (G-AFCI) at anchor in Poole Harbour, Poole, 1946
Reference EAW002991
Date 3-October-1946
Place name POOLE
Easting / Northing 401904, 89811
Longitude / Latitude -1.9730324263294, 50.707356903674
National Grid Reference SZ019898


This aircraft, registered G-AFCI, was the first of three S.26 ‘G-Class’ flying-boats built by Short Brothers at Rochester and first flown on the 21st July 1939. She was named ‘Golden Hind’, the others being ‘Golden Fleece’ (G-AFCJ, broke up off Cape Finisterre, 20th June 1941) and ‘Golden Horn’ (G-AFCK, lost after an engine fire at Lisbon, 9th January 1943). Golden Hind was returned from military service to BOAC in December 1941 and was retired in 1947. She was scrapped due to hull damage sometime after running aground off Harty Ferry whilst on tow to a new anchorage. Source: Wikipedia, Short S.26 See also image EAW025086 for the aircraft at Short's factory at Rochester in 1947.

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 01:21:12 PM

User Comment Contributions

Good, clear view of the only one of three S. 26 seaplanes to survive WW2.

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 01:24:05 PM
G-AFCI 'Golden Hind' was used briefly around 1947 by BOAC on services from Poole -Augusta - Cairo after its post war rebuild at Short Bros and Harland when the wartime tail gun turret postion was replaced by the pointed tail-cone as in this photo

Saturday 24th of August 2013 02:47:07 PM