• Short Summary

    Trials are held to test the Fairey Fremantle which is the largest seaplane in the world. Hamble.

  • Description

    Item title reads - "The Aquitania of the air" successful trials of the Fairey Freemantle [Fremantle] - largest seaplane in the world. Hamble, Hampshire.

    L/S of the seaplane with propellor going round, men stand underneath it. M/S from the back as it is launched onto the water. M/S of the seaplane from the side. L/S as it speeds across the water and slowly rises into the air.

    Intertitle - 'She weighs 6 tons - can make non-stop flight of 1200 miles at 100 miles per hour and has sleeping accommodation for 6 persons!' Various shots of the seaplane flying over the countryside.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    396.12
    Media URN:
    25167
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1925
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:49:00 / 01:29:41:00
    Canister:
    G 1190

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Despite the title card the aircraft is actually called the Fairey Fremantle, (Serial Number N173). It was powered by a single Rolls-Royce Condor engine.

    This was the only example of its type ever built.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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