RAAF Seagull V aircraft, serial A2-18, on HMAS Sydney (II). This aircraft was used by the ship at various times from 29 September 1938 through 1940. As the aircraft is not camouflaged, the photograph was taken prior to Sydney’s return to Australia in 1941.
Port Moresby, Dutch New Guinea. 1944-09-21. A Papuan native (right) assists to refuel a Martin PBM Mariner flying boat aircraft of No. 41 (Transport Sea) Squadron RAAF based at Cairns, from a refuelling barge.
Seagull Mk. V seaplane
Walrus Amphibian. The RAAF identified the generic family as ‘Seagull’ whereas British forces termed them ‘Walrus’. At times, replacement aircraft were borrowed from other forces, hence intermingling of the aircraft terminology.
HMAS ALBATROSS and Seagull Mk. III seaplane
HMAS ALBATROSS: Launched 23 February 1928; paid off 26 April 1933. She was laid up for five years within Sydney Harbour at Garden Island and on 19 April 1938 was accepted by the Admiralty as part payment towards the new cruiser HMAS HOBART; in October 1938 commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS ALBATROSS.
101 Flight foreshore hangarage at Bowen, QLD – Seagull Mk. III aircraft
Recovery of a Walrus aircraft
The Seagull Mk. III was lowered to, and recovered from the sea, by shipboard crane
Seagull V (propeller aft of engine)
Seagull III (propeller forward of engine)
No. 9 FC Squadron RAAF Detachment flying from a RAN cruiser