C/N  SH.55C

"Southern Cross"

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

S-25 Southern Cross's Last Atlantic Crossing      First Officer, Jim Flanagan's Journal transcript

Sept-Oct 1980

Philadelphia

Pago Pago

Southern Cross's Last Atlantic Crossing

1950

The CD-ROM 

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

inquiry@aussieairliner.org

It is also available as a coffee table book

This film has some "alternative facts"

and will make comments later

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