golden hind

This is the place to discuss particular Shorts Flying Boat types and post documents, photographs and other relevant information appertaining to these craft.

golden hind

Postby waterwings5 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:59 am

Does anyone know when Golden Hind was scrapped- which I believe followed irrevocable and final damage by a storm -the wall plaque/painting at the Harty Ferry Inn is dated May 1954 .
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:39 am

Re: golden hind

Postby AlexNortonesq » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:52 pm

The Poole Flying Boat Celebration website lists the storm as being in March 1954. See: ... 201953.pdf

The Profile Publication booklet on the Empire Flying Boats says that the Golden Hind was damaged in a storm in 1954 "and broken up soon after."

Hope that is of some assistance
Posts: 135
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:48 pm
Location: Toronto ON Canada

Re: golden hind

Postby waterwings5 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:59 am

Thanks Alex- three clicks on 1954 seems pretty conclusive.
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:39 am

Re: golden hind

Postby flyernzl » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:55 pm

Just to add a bit of confusion, A J Jackson in 'British Civil Aircraft since 1919' volume 3 says, in the article on the Short S.26, "The tow ended in the Swale at Harty Ferry, where 'Golden Hind', last of the pre-1940 flying boats, was sunk in a gale in May 1954".
However, in the appendix at the back of the same book, he writes "towed to Harty Ferry on the River Swale and damaged beyond repair, March 1954".

So even he, presumably around at the time, couldn't get the dates consistent within his own book.
User avatar
Posts: 289
Joined: Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:05 pm

Re: golden hind

Postby longshot » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:43 am

Getty images have this shot of the Hind impaled on a concrete jetty dated 18Mar1954 location 'Faversham' ... to/3432707

And an account in Flight published 12May1954 suggests the Hind's hull had been damaged prior to the collision with the jetty ... den%20hind
Posts: 194
Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:14 am

Return to Shorts Flying Boats Reference Archive

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Help keep this forum ad-free - please Donate

This free, ad-free forum is hosted by ForumLaunch