22 results found
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Seaplane Base:Hobart - Derwent River Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Tasmania, Australia
Photo Date:1953 to 1955
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:326540Submit Correction
View count: 102
This wonderful photo was picked up for a mere $2 and shows VH-BRC on the Derwent River at Hobart. The Ansett Sandringhams operated direct from Sydney Harbour while landplanes routed via Melbourne. When competitors' started a same-plane DC-4 service from Sydney via Launceston it cut the flying boat's time advantage to a mere 20 minutes (in a four-hour flight) while greatly reducing costs. Photo from: David Caughey
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Seaplane Base:Hobart - Derwent River Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Tasmania, Australia
Photo Date:1953 to 1955
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Seaplane Base:Hobart - Derwent River Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Tasmania, Australia
Photo Date:1953 to 1955
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:326540Submit Correction
View count: 102
This wonderful photo was picked up for a mere $2 and shows VH-BRC on the Derwent River at Hobart. The Ansett Sandringhams operated direct from Sydney Harbour while landplanes routed via Melbourne. When competitors' started a same-plane DC-4 service from Sydney via Launceston it cut the flying boat's time advantage to a mere 20 minutes (in a four-hour flight) while greatly reducing costs. Photo from: David Caughey
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Seaplane Base:Hobart - Derwent River Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Tasmania, Australia
Photo Date:1953 to 1955
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Area:Southampton / Solent Sky [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Solent Sky Museum
Photo Date:24 September 2020
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Photo ID:284837Submit Correction
View count: 73
This is the centrepiece of the excellent Solent Sky Museum. The building is crammed with exhibits making this impossible to photograph in its entirety. I had last seen it as N158C in Puerto Rico in 1979
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Area:Southampton / Solent Sky [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:24 September 2020
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Area:Southampton / Solent Sky [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Solent Sky Museum
Photo Date:24 September 2020
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Photo ID:284837Submit Correction
View count: 73
This is the centrepiece of the excellent Solent Sky Museum. The building is crammed with exhibits making this impossible to photograph in its entirety. I had last seen it as N158C in Puerto Rico in 1979
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Area:Southampton / Solent Sky [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:24 September 2020
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Area:Old Adaminaby / Lake Eucumbene [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:November 1973
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Website
Photo ID:276581Submit Correction
View count: 117
VH-BRC made three trips to Lake Eucumbene on charter to the Aviation Historical Society of Australia, this being the last. The lake was one of only three places within a convenient distance from Ansett's Sydney flying boat base suitable for the charter flights.
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Area:Old Adaminaby / Lake Eucumbene [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:November 1973
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Area:Old Adaminaby / Lake Eucumbene [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:November 1973
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Website
Photo ID:276581Submit Correction
View count: 117
VH-BRC made three trips to Lake Eucumbene on charter to the Aviation Historical Society of Australia, this being the last. The lake was one of only three places within a convenient distance from Ansett's Sydney flying boat base suitable for the charter flights.
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Area:Old Adaminaby / Lake Eucumbene [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:November 1973
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-BRE
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH.1172
Operator / Titles:Ansett Airways
Aircraft Name:Pacific Chieftain
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1955 to 1959
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:203846Submit Correction
View count: 102
Damaged beyond repair when moored overnight at Lord Howe Island on July 3, 1963. After being stripped of useful parts scuttled 5km offshore.
Registration / Serial:VH-BRE
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH.1172
Operator / Titles:Ansett Airways
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1955 to 1959
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-BRE
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH.1172
Operator / Titles:Ansett Airways
Aircraft Name:Pacific Chieftain
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1955 to 1959
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:203846Submit Correction
View count: 102
Damaged beyond repair when moored overnight at Lord Howe Island on July 3, 1963. After being stripped of useful parts scuttled 5km offshore.
Registration / Serial:VH-BRE
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH.1172
Operator / Titles:Ansett Airways
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1955 to 1959
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:February 1965
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:201129Submit Correction
View count: 170
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:February 1965
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:February 1965
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:201129Submit Correction
View count: 170
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:February 1965
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-BRD
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH.33C
Operator / Titles:Barrier Reef Airways
Aircraft Name:Princess of Cairns
City / Seaplane Base:Hayman Island - Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:May 1951
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:188361Submit Correction
View count: 142
Sank at its moorings on the Brisbane River, Brisbane on October 21, 1952 after being struck by a passing vessel during the night. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Registration / Serial:VH-BRD
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH.33C
Operator / Titles:Barrier Reef Airways
City / Seaplane Base:Hayman Island - Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:May 1951
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-BRD
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH.33C
Operator / Titles:Barrier Reef Airways
Aircraft Name:Princess of Cairns
City / Seaplane Base:Hayman Island - Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:May 1951
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:188361Submit Correction
View count: 142
Sank at its moorings on the Brisbane River, Brisbane on October 21, 1952 after being struck by a passing vessel during the night. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Registration / Serial:VH-BRD
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH.33C
Operator / Titles:Barrier Reef Airways
City / Seaplane Base:Hayman Island - Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:May 1951
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VP-LVE
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH-55C
Operator / Titles:Antilles Air Boats
Aircraft Name:Southern Cross
City / Seaplane Base:Christiansted / Saint Croix - Harbor Seaplane (SSB / VI32)Map
Country:United States Virgin Islands
Photo Date:30 September 1975
Photo from:Erica340 CollectionContact
Photo ID:185771Submit Correction
View count: 193
Registration / Serial:VP-LVE
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH-55C
Operator / Titles:Antilles Air Boats
City / Seaplane Base:Christiansted / Saint Croix - Harbor Seaplane (SSB / VI32)Map
Country:United States Virgin Islands
Photo Date:30 September 1975
Photo from:Erica340 CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:VP-LVE
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH-55C
Operator / Titles:Antilles Air Boats
Aircraft Name:Southern Cross
City / Seaplane Base:Christiansted / Saint Croix - Harbor Seaplane (SSB / VI32)Map
Country:United States Virgin Islands
Photo Date:30 September 1975
Photo from:Erica340 CollectionContact
Photo ID:185771Submit Correction
View count: 193
Registration / Serial:VP-LVE
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH-55C
Operator / Titles:Antilles Air Boats
City / Seaplane Base:Christiansted / Saint Croix - Harbor Seaplane (SSB / VI32)Map
Country:United States Virgin Islands
Photo Date:30 September 1975
Photo from:Erica340 CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Area:Saint Kilda / Port Phillip Bay [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:23 March 1953
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:154419Submit Correction
View count: 268
The big flying boats were rare visitors to Melbourne.
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Area:Saint Kilda / Port Phillip Bay [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:23 March 1953
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Area:Saint Kilda / Port Phillip Bay [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:23 March 1953
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:154419Submit Correction
View count: 268
The big flying boats were rare visitors to Melbourne.
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Area:Saint Kilda / Port Phillip Bay [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:23 March 1953
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:ZK-AMB
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH30C
Operator / Titles:TEAL - Tasman Empire Airways
Aircraft Name:Australia
City / Seaplane Base:Auckland - Mechanics Bay Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:New Zealand
Photo Date:2 September 1946
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:148933Submit Correction
View count: 204
Sold in Australia as VH-EBW in October 1950. Photo from Whites Aviation Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library.
Registration / Serial:ZK-AMB
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH30C
Operator / Titles:TEAL - Tasman Empire Airways
City / Seaplane Base:Auckland - Mechanics Bay Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:New Zealand
Photo Date:2 September 1946
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:ZK-AMB
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH30C
Operator / Titles:TEAL - Tasman Empire Airways
Aircraft Name:Australia
City / Seaplane Base:Auckland - Mechanics Bay Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:New Zealand
Photo Date:2 September 1946
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:148933Submit Correction
View count: 204
Sold in Australia as VH-EBW in October 1950. Photo from Whites Aviation Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library.
Registration / Serial:ZK-AMB
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH30C
Operator / Titles:TEAL - Tasman Empire Airways
City / Seaplane Base:Auckland - Mechanics Bay Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:New Zealand
Photo Date:2 September 1946
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1972
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:139401Submit Correction
View count: 623
VH-BRC on its beaching gear
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1972
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1972
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:139401Submit Correction
View count: 623
VH-BRC on its beaching gear
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1972
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Area:Southampton / Solent Sky [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Solent Sky Museum
Photo Date:23 February 2011
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:116566Submit Correction
View count: 59
Built in 1943 for RAF as Sunderland JM715. Converted post-war to civil Sandringham. Ex ZK-AMH, VH-BRC of Ansett, N158C and VP-LVE.
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Area:Southampton / Solent Sky [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:23 February 2011
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Area:Southampton / Solent Sky [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Solent Sky Museum
Photo Date:23 February 2011
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:116566Submit Correction
View count: 59
Built in 1943 for RAF as Sunderland JM715. Converted post-war to civil Sandringham. Ex ZK-AMH, VH-BRC of Ansett, N158C and VP-LVE.
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Area:Southampton / Solent Sky [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:23 February 2011
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:VH-EBX
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH32C
Operator / Titles:Qantas
Aircraft Name:Pacific Chieftain
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1950 to 1954
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:114787Submit Correction
View count: 551
Qantas photo showing VH-EBX riding at anchor at Rose Bay, the base for Qantas' flying boat operations. The aircraft was ex TEAL ZK-AMD and was sold to Ansett as VH-BRE.
Registration / Serial:VH-EBX
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH32C
Operator / Titles:Qantas
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1950 to 1954
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-EBX
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH32C
Operator / Titles:Qantas
Aircraft Name:Pacific Chieftain
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1950 to 1954
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:114787Submit Correction
View count: 551
Qantas photo showing VH-EBX riding at anchor at Rose Bay, the base for Qantas' flying boat operations. The aircraft was ex TEAL ZK-AMD and was sold to Ansett as VH-BRE.
Registration / Serial:VH-EBX
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH32C
Operator / Titles:Qantas
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1950 to 1954
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Area:Southampton / Solent Sky [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Southampton Hall of Aviation
Photo Date:30 July 1992
Photo by:Malcolm ClarkeContact
Photo ID:104358Submit Correction
View count: 137
N158C 'Beachcomber'. Built in 1943 as a Sunderland Mk111, it was converted to a Sandringham in 1947 for Tasman Empire Airways and delivered to Auckland, NZ.
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Area:Southampton / Solent Sky [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:30 July 1992
Photo by:Malcolm ClarkeContact
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Area:Southampton / Solent Sky [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Southampton Hall of Aviation
Photo Date:30 July 1992
Photo by:Malcolm ClarkeContact
Photo ID:104358Submit Correction
View count: 137
N158C 'Beachcomber'. Built in 1943 as a Sunderland Mk111, it was converted to a Sandringham in 1947 for Tasman Empire Airways and delivered to Auckland, NZ.
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Area:Southampton / Solent Sky [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:30 July 1992
Photo by:Malcolm ClarkeContact
Registration / Serial:N158C
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Antilles Air Boats
Aircraft Name:Southern Cross
City / Seaplane Base:San Juan - Seaplane (PR34) (closed)Map
Country:Puerto Rico
Photo Date:July 1979
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Photo ID:99412Submit Correction
View count: 72
Registration / Serial:N158C
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Antilles Air Boats
City / Seaplane Base:San Juan - Seaplane (PR34) (closed)Map
Country:Puerto Rico
Photo Date:July 1979
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Registration / Serial:N158C
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Antilles Air Boats
Aircraft Name:Southern Cross
City / Seaplane Base:San Juan - Seaplane (PR34) (closed)Map
Country:Puerto Rico
Photo Date:July 1979
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Photo ID:99412Submit Correction
View count: 72
Registration / Serial:N158C
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Antilles Air Boats
City / Seaplane Base:San Juan - Seaplane (PR34) (closed)Map
Country:Puerto Rico
Photo Date:July 1979
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Registration / Serial:N158C
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Antilles Air Boats
Aircraft Name:Southern Cross
City / Seaplane Base:San Juan - Seaplane (PR34) (closed)Map
Country:Puerto Rico
Photo Date:July 1979
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Photo ID:98895Submit Correction
View count: 152
Seen looking into the crowded hangar at San Juan Seaplane base, Southern Cross is being worked upon. Ex VP-LVE, VH-BRC.
Registration / Serial:N158C
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Antilles Air Boats
City / Seaplane Base:San Juan - Seaplane (PR34) (closed)Map
Country:Puerto Rico
Photo Date:July 1979
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Registration / Serial:N158C
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Antilles Air Boats
Aircraft Name:Southern Cross
City / Seaplane Base:San Juan - Seaplane (PR34) (closed)Map
Country:Puerto Rico
Photo Date:July 1979
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Photo ID:98895Submit Correction
View count: 152
Seen looking into the crowded hangar at San Juan Seaplane base, Southern Cross is being worked upon. Ex VP-LVE, VH-BRC.
Registration / Serial:N158C
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Antilles Air Boats
City / Seaplane Base:San Juan - Seaplane (PR34) (closed)Map
Country:Puerto Rico
Photo Date:July 1979
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Area:Southampton / Solent Sky [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:30 July 1992
Photo by:Malcolm ClarkeContact
Photo ID:86646Submit Correction
View count: 100
N158C 'Beachcomber'. Built in 1943 as a Sunderland Mk111, it was converted to a Sandringham in 1947 for Tasman Empire Airways and delivered to Auckland, NZ.
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Area:Southampton / Solent Sky [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:30 July 1992
Photo by:Malcolm ClarkeContact
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Area:Southampton / Solent Sky [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:30 July 1992
Photo by:Malcolm ClarkeContact
Photo ID:86646Submit Correction
View count: 100
N158C 'Beachcomber'. Built in 1943 as a Sunderland Mk111, it was converted to a Sandringham in 1947 for Tasman Empire Airways and delivered to Auckland, NZ.
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Area:Southampton / Solent Sky [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:30 July 1992
Photo by:Malcolm ClarkeContact
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Area:Southampton / Solent Sky [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Solent Sky Museum
Photo Date:23 February 2011
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:63548Submit Correction
View count: 77
Ex JM715, ZK-AMH, VH-BRC, N158C, VP-LVE. Restored to its Ansett markings for display in the museum at Southampton.
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Area:Southampton / Solent Sky [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:23 February 2011
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Area:Southampton / Solent Sky [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Solent Sky Museum
Photo Date:23 February 2011
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:63548Submit Correction
View count: 77
Ex JM715, ZK-AMH, VH-BRC, N158C, VP-LVE. Restored to its Ansett markings for display in the museum at Southampton.
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Area:Southampton / Solent Sky [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:23 February 2011
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:9 September 1974
Photo from:David Carter Collection
Photo ID:56917Submit Correction
View count: 503
The departure of Ansett's flying boats marked the end of an era, not just for aviation but Sydney as well. It happened as Sydney was giving up its easy-living Australian lifestyle for the hectic pace of a world city. Photographer's name not known.
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:9 September 1974
Photo from:David Carter Collection
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:9 September 1974
Photo from:David Carter Collection
Photo ID:56917Submit Correction
View count: 503
The departure of Ansett's flying boats marked the end of an era, not just for aviation but Sydney as well. It happened as Sydney was giving up its easy-living Australian lifestyle for the hectic pace of a world city. Photographer's name not known.
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:9 September 1974
Photo from:David Carter Collection
Registration / Serial:N158C
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Antilles Air Boats
Aircraft Name:Southern Cross
City / Seaplane Base:San Juan - Seaplane (PR34) (closed)Map
Country:Puerto Rico
Photo Date:July 1979
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Photo ID:26727Submit Correction
View count: 110
Surrounded by scaffolding being worked on in the hangar at San Juan. Ex VP-LVE.
Registration / Serial:N158C
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Antilles Air Boats
City / Seaplane Base:San Juan - Seaplane (PR34) (closed)Map
Country:Puerto Rico
Photo Date:July 1979
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Registration / Serial:N158C
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Antilles Air Boats
Aircraft Name:Southern Cross
City / Seaplane Base:San Juan - Seaplane (PR34) (closed)Map
Country:Puerto Rico
Photo Date:July 1979
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Photo ID:26727Submit Correction
View count: 110
Surrounded by scaffolding being worked on in the hangar at San Juan. Ex VP-LVE.
Registration / Serial:N158C
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Antilles Air Boats
City / Seaplane Base:San Juan - Seaplane (PR34) (closed)Map
Country:Puerto Rico
Photo Date:July 1979
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:3 October 1970
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:8425Submit Correction
View count: 168
Built for the RAF as JM715. "Beachcomber" served Ansett on the scheduled service from Rose Bay to Lord Howe Island.
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:3 October 1970
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:3 October 1970
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:8425Submit Correction
View count: 168
Built for the RAF as JM715. "Beachcomber" served Ansett on the scheduled service from Rose Bay to Lord Howe Island.
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
C/n (msn):SH55C
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (YRAY / RSE)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:3 October 1970
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact