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Short 74
Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Short
First flight March 1914[1]
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RNAS)
Number built ~18 [2]
Variants Short Folder Seaplane
Engine 100hp Gnome rotary [note 1]

The Short Seaplane, Admiralty Type 74 was an early seaplane that improved upon the Short S.41. When the war broke out, several were used for coastal patrol, and they remained in that role for several months. Three participated in the raid on the Heligoland Bight in December 1914. [2] Two were assigned to the Ark Royal and they also served out of Dundee and Gibraltar.[1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Short Admiralty Type 74.


  1. Later with the 160hp Gnome.[1]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nowarra, p.110.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bruce'69, p.475.
  • 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