• Short Summary

    A strange craft, half boat, half seaplane on show in the water at Dover.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "A Queer Craft! Half seaplane, half boat, skims surface at 75 miles an hour - crosses the channel from Boulogne in 25 minutes!"

    Dover, Kent

    M/S craft which is a boat with wings floating on choppy water. The camera shows various angles around the craft while the crew in nautical uniform pose on board. The craft has a large propeller at the rear.

    Note: It looks like the 'Nautilus', as it has porthole windows on the side.





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  • Data

    Film ID:
    698.11
    Media URN:
    33347
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1927
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:32:00 / 01:17:27:00
    Canister:
    G 1431

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    This craft was the brainchild of French inventor Georges de Gasenko.

    It was called "La Puce du Mer", (The Sea Flea), and was described at the time as an "air-screw driven water skimmer". It carried four people.

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