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Russ Matthews

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Rare British WWI "seaplane lighter" found ...
« on: February 27, 2011, 01:35:33 AM »

... on the River Thames and now under restoration for the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/somerset/hi/people_and_places/newsid_9406000/9406574.stm
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Matt Rimmer

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Re: Rare British WWI "seaplane lighter" found ...
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 08:37:48 AM »

Thanks for posting the link Russ,sounds like an interesting project!.

Matt.
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Russ Matthews

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Re: Rare British WWI "seaplane lighter" found ...
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011, 12:41:33 PM »

Oooops .. looks like this was old news!  Just found a link on another online forum which shows this unique aviation artifact was discovered and moved to the FAA museum back in 1996!

http://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/ships_register.php?action=ship&id=712
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Mark Petersen

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Re: Rare British WWI "seaplane lighter" found ...
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2011, 03:44:21 PM »

Interesting history Russ.  Thanks for posting.  Who would have thought that the roots of naval aviation would go back to "lighter's" such as this.
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