Hamble River H.L.1 Seaplane

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H.L.1 Seaplane
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Role Seaplane
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Hamble River, Luke & Co Limited
Designer Frank Murphy
First flight 1914
Number built 1

The Hamble River H.L.1 Seaplane was a British pusher biplane seaplane designed by Frank Murphy and built by Hamble River, Luke & Co Limited at Southampton.[1]

The H.L.1 was exhibited uncompleted at the exhibition at Olympia in February 1914 fitted with a 150 hp (112 kW) NAG C.II engine.[1] It was ordered by the British Admiralty to be fitted with a 160 hp (119 kW) Gnome engine and issued with serial number 105.[1] The H.B.1 was launched in May 1914 but partly sank and was damaged due to being unbalanced. It was repaired and fitted with pontoon-floats and tested by Eric Gordon England without much success.[1] It was not accepted by the Navy and was sold at auction in May 1915 for £30.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Sturtivant and Page 1992, p. 34

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