Short S.25 Sandringham 2
Sunderlands were converted to a low drag profile and had the nose and
tail gun positions
over, the resultant 'boats were dubbed Sandringhams.
Interestingly, the first orders received for
conversions came from an Argentinean carrier Compania Argentina de
Senor Dodero planned on using four of them (two more were added later)
on routes along the Rio de
la Plata. G-AGPZ was the first and became LV-AAO "Argentina". It
was ferried to Buenos Aires
on 25/29 December 1945.
time was 46 hours. The shot below is from the
collection. The Sandringhams
performed well in South America and were
only broken up in 1967.