Supermarine Southampton II S1233                                             (c/n


                                   The crew of this ancient 'boat appear not to be too troubled by the almost nonexistent slipstream
                                   acquired at a stately ninety knots.    Although originally built (in 1925) with wooden hulls, the 11
                                   Southampton Is were rebuilt as Mk IIs with metal hulls early in the 1930s.   Some 60 were used
                                   by the RAF in the 1925-1936 era.  Many were based at RAF Seletar, Singapore.   In addition
                                   to the RAF squadrons, some 20 or so Southamptons were sold abroad, including a civil passenger
                                   model for Japan.