Aircraft Photo of NC777 | Consolidated 28-2 | #126366
Registration / Serial:NC777
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated 28-2
C/n (msn):C-3
Aircraft Name:Guba
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay SeaplaneMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YRAY   IATA: RSE   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:May 1939
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID: 126366
Photo Comment

NC777 on its second visit to Rose Bay (the first was in November 1938). Qantas installed extra fuel tanks so the aircraft, owned by Dr Richard Archbold, could be used to survey an Indian Ocean air route for the Australian government. In June it island hopped from Port Hedland to Mombasa in Kenya. Guba returned to the US where it was sold to the British Puchasing Commission for use by BOAC. Sunk at its moorings at Pwellheli, Wales, in 1945. The hangar in the photo was for Qantas and completed in October 1939. Demolished after flying boat operations ended at Rose Bay in the 1970s.

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