ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 16831
Last updated: 17 September 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:23-AUG-1913
Time:
Type:Sopwith Bat Boat Type 1
Owner/operator:Royal Naval Air Service
Registration: 38
C/n / msn: 2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Calshot Naval Air Station, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Calshot, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The second Bat-Boat was purchased by the Royal Naval Air Service and was delivered to Calshot in June 1913, being allocated the serial number 38. It was badly damaged, however, sinking at its moorings on 23 August 1913, having to be rebuilt again by Sopwith's. After serving at several Naval Air Stations, it was destroyed in a gale at Scapa Flow, Orkney on 21 November 1914.

Sources:

1. Air Enthusiast 56
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sopwith_Bat_Boat
3. http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/wight-living/holy-smokes-49559.aspx/
4. http://www.crashsiteorkney.com/orkney-projects
5. http://www.globalaviationresource.com/v2/2013/06/26/bat-boat-100-commemorative-exhibition-classic-boat-museum-gallery-east-cowes-isle-of-wight/
6. http://www.cowes.co.uk/Those-magnificent-men-in-their-flying-machines.aspx
7. http://wight.hampshireairfields.co.uk/sar.html
8. Flight Magazine 30 August 1913, p.967.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Mar-2008 05:04 Bleiente Added
29-Sep-2012 03:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Feb-2017 19:25 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description