Short S.25 Hythe (c/n SB3556)
One of my favorite haunts in the
early 1950s was the Flying Boat Base at Rose Bay, Sydney.
Here is 'Tahiti Star' of Ansett
Flying Boat Services up on dollies on a dull day in 1954. It was,
in fact, withdrawn from use shortly after this shot
was taken. This aircraft was also operated
by Trans Oceanic Airways (see the prior Hythe, VH-AKO), until it was absorbed into Ansett
Flying Boat Services (AFBS) in 1953.
This aircraft was formerly the Short Sunderland III
ML734, and the RAAF's A26-5.