Launching of British-built Biplane 'Calcutta'. Built for Imperial Airways and equipped with three?
SLATE INFORMATION - NEW GIANT FLYING BOAT
ENGLAND: Kent, Rochester
Seaplane 'Calcutta' on slipway / Crew on wings of 'Calcutta'
The Mayoress (Mrs F.C.A. Mathews) breaks a bottle on the plane which slides into the water /'Caclutta on the water / Men alongside 'Calcutta' in rowing boat /
Passengers seated waiting for takeoff
The seaplane 'Calcutta' moves across the water
Background: Launching of British-built Biplane 'Calcutta'. Built for Imperial Airways and equipped with three Bristol Jupiter engines the seaplane 'Calcutta' (15,000 H.P. with seating for fifteen and fitted with a kitchen was launched in Rochester on February 14th, 1928.
The first Short S8 Calcutta flying boat G-EBVG built for Imperial Airways launched in Rochester, Kent.