From Wings of Linen

John Cyril Porte had been commissioned to obtain Curtiss flying boats for Admiralty use, and he was well aware of their strengths and shortcomings. When appointed commander of the RNAS Station at Felixstowe he began experimenting to remove their limitations. These experiments paid off with a set of handsome and capable flying boats.[1]

Production Aircraft

Production aircraft from the Great War or shortly thereafter include:



  1. The F.1, a prototype, was a Curtiss H.4 with Hispano engines and a new hull.[2]
  2. The F.2C experiment was a F.2A with a slightly modified hull.[2]
  3. The Fury was an experimental large five-engine version of the Baby. Completed weeks before the war's end, it never went into production.
  1. Bruce'69, p.233
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nowarra, p.90.
  • J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain: Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382
  • Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070