17 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-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-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: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-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
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:8201Submit Correction
View count: 160
Built as Sunderland III JM715 by Shorts at Rochester in 1943. Converted to Mark V. Sold by RAF in April 1947 to TEAL as ZK-AMH and later to Ansett as VH-BRC for the service from Rose Bay to Lord Howe Island. Now preserved at Southampton.
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:8201Submit Correction
View count: 160
Built as Sunderland III JM715 by Shorts at Rochester in 1943. Converted to Mark V. Sold by RAF in April 1947 to TEAL as ZK-AMH and later to Ansett as VH-BRC for the service from Rose Bay to Lord Howe Island. Now preserved at Southampton.
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:September 1969
Photo by:David CarterContact
Photo ID:5966Submit Correction
View count: 95
VH-BRC came to Australia in 1950 from New Zealand, where it was ZK-AMH. After long service, mainly on the Sydney-Lord Howe Island route, it was sold in the US as N158C in 1974. The hangar at Rose Bay dated back to the C Class Empire flying boats.
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:September 1969
Photo by:David CarterContact
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:September 1969
Photo by:David CarterContact
Photo ID:5966Submit Correction
View count: 95
VH-BRC came to Australia in 1950 from New Zealand, where it was ZK-AMH. After long service, mainly on the Sydney-Lord Howe Island route, it was sold in the US as N158C in 1974. The hangar at Rose Bay dated back to the C Class Empire flying boats.
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:September 1969
Photo by:David CarterContact