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Old 19th Nov 2018, 23:51
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Originally Posted by izod tester View Post
The picture in post 10 shows the S6b with the number 7 on the fuselage. The page George Stainforth in the Supermarine S6B shows that it was S1596 with the "7" on the fuselage.
LOL !! This post seems to provide the answer to "What happened to S 1596?".. Click on the link and read the caption under the picture.

Thank you izod tester for inadvertently (??) providing the best clue to "What happened to S 1596?".

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Old 20th Nov 2018, 08:05
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Originally Posted by Cubs2jets View Post
Thank you izod tester for inadvertently (??) providing the best clue to "What happened to S 1596?".
Though that's not necessarily the end of the story.

The accident happened on Wednesday 16th September 1931. A report the following day in the Daily Herald suggested that attempts would be made to raise the aircraft, which was lying in about 50 feet of water in the Solent at Calshot.

Whether the attempts were successful or not I don't know, though obviously the aircraft never flew again.
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Old 20th Nov 2018, 09:51
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Flight Magazine for the following week (25 Sep 31) has description of the accident and a picture of S1596 being recovered from the water. It goes on to say it was being returned to the factory (but unfortunately I haven't worked out how to show the page - 966 - here).

https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarch...0-%201028.html

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Old 20th Nov 2018, 12:40
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Originally Posted by Shackman View Post
Flight Magazine for the following week (25 Sep 31) has description of the accident and a picture of S1596 being recovered from the water. It goes on to say it was being returned to the factory (but unfortunately I haven't worked out how to show the page - 966 - here).
Shackman,

I would love to see a copy of that picture / article. If you can;'t get it posted here, scan and send it to me and I will post it. jsscott2012 at gmail dot com

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Old 20th Nov 2018, 14:26
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https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarch...0-%201028.html
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Old 20th Nov 2018, 14:53
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DaveReidUK,

I'm much obliged! Thank you.

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Old 22nd Jun 2020, 02:05
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Originally Posted by Cubs2jets View Post
DaveReidUK,

I'm much obliged! Thank you.

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If anyone worldwide wants more info on the rcovery of S1596 its worth looking through the newspaper pages on the national library of australia trove website newspapers and more Go to nla newspapers in your browser and enter S6B etc and year 1931 from the decade prompt near the bottom left selections. I found out a heap this way Regards all . Website is FREE
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Old 23rd Jun 2020, 09:06
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On a related question. Does anyone know how long the S5 airframes lasted after 1929. I wonder if they were broken up or went to the tip or equivalent soon after their last use? Anyone know? Any company records?
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