From Wings of Linen

Short Brothers of Rochester built several airplanes but they are most famous for their large seaplanes.[1]

Production aircraft from the Great War or shortly thereafter include:


  1. Only the prototype Type 200 was built. It used a 260hp Sunbeam engine and was completed in May 1917.[2]
  2. Two Short North Sea Scout, aka Type B, were built for recon and Zeppelin attack. Based on the 320, it added a Davis 2pdr gun.[2]
  3. Three prototype Short Shirl torpedo-carriers were completed in 1918, but the type did not enter production.[3]
  4. Two prototype N2B seaplanes were tested in spring of 1918, but they lacked performance and the type was cancelled.[2]
  1. Bruce, p.475
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Nowarra, p.112.
  3. Nowarra, p.100.
  • 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