Manufactured - Shorts Bros / Sunderland MK III July 1943
Royal Air Force - Wing Bay, Stranraer, Scotland as JM715 1943-1947
Flying Boat Modification Unit - Cairds Yard, Greenock - conversion to MK V April1945
Short Bros. & Harland - 1947 conversion to Sandringham Mk 4 Tasman Class for...
Tasman Empire Airways Ltd. TEAL - Auckland, N.Z. reg. ZK-AMH "RMA Auckland" 1947 -1950
Barrier Reef Airways Pty. Ltd.- Brisbane, Australia reg. VH-BRC "Coral Clipper" 1950 -1952
Ansett Flying Service - Sydney, Australia 1952 - 1974 "Beachcomber"
Antilles Air Boats - U.S.V.I. 1974-1980 reg. N158C orig. "Southern Star" chg. to "Southern Cross" re-reg. VP-LVE (B.V.I.)
M & M Aviation - Isla Grand, San Juan, P.R. 1980 Capt. Ron Gillies / Mike Coghlan and additonal investors purchase from AAB to ferry to U.K. for resale after arrival.
Solent Sky Museum - Southhampton, UK presently on display
photo credit Tom Anusewicz
photos by Barry Friend
S-25 Southern Cross's Last Atlantic Crossing First Officer, Jim Flanagan's Journal transcript
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Slides by Jim Flanagan, the AAB "Southern Cross" crewmember from start to finish.
Southern Cross's Last Atlantic Crossing
is 248 pages of in depth information on Beachcomber then "Southern Cross"
Robert H. Smith
P.O. Box 484
Kiama, N.S.W., 2533 Australia
It is also available as a coffee table book