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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34380
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:21-NOV-1914
Time:overnight
Type:Sopwith Bat Boat Type I
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:Scapa Flow Naval Base, Orkney -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Scapa Flow Naval Base, Orkney
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 Naval Base, 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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Feb-2017 19:21 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Feb-2017 19:26 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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