SR.N6 Hovercraft

The Saunders-Roe (later British Hovercraft Corporation) SR.N6 hovercraft (also known as the Winchester class) was essentially a larger version of the earlier SR.N5 series.

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SRN 6 Hovercraft

It incorporated several features that resulted in the type becoming the one of most produced and commercially successful hovercraft designs in the world.

Dowty supplied the propellers for this Hovercraft.

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SRN 6 Hovercraft Propeller Blades

Hovertravel was a ferry company operating from Southsea, Portsmouth to Ryde, Isle of Wight, UK. It was the only passenger hovercraft company currently operating in Britain since Hoverspeed stopped using its craft in favour of catamarans.

Hovertravel is now the world’s oldest hovercraft operator, and this service is believed to be unique in western Europe. The service commenced operations in 1965 and currently operates two hovercraft on a single route between Ryde and Southsea, although it formerly operated also between Ryde and Gosport, and Cowes and Southampton.

SRN6 Hovercraft - Portsmouth to Ryde IOW (Pilot: C Browning)
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
SRN6 Hovercraft - Portsmouth to Ryde IOW (Pilot: C Browning)
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
SRN6 Hovercraft - Portsmouth to Ryde IOW (Pilot: C Browning)
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
SRN6 Hovercraft - Portsmouth to Ryde IOW (Pilot: C Browning)
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
SRN6 Hovercraft - Portsmouth to Ryde IOW (Pilot: C Browning)
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
SRN6 Hovercraft - Portsmouth to Ryde IOW (Pilot: C Browning)
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
SRN6 Hovercraft - Portsmouth to Ryde IOW (Pilot: C Browning)
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
SRN6 Hovercraft - Portsmouth to Ryde IOW (Pilot: C Browning)
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
SRN6 Hovercraft - Portsmouth to Ryde IOW (Pilot: C Browning)
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
SRN 6 Hovercraft
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
SRN 6 Hovercraft Propeller Blades
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
SRN6 Hovercraft - Portsmouth to Ryde IOW (Pilot: C Browning)
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
SRN6 Hovercraft - Portsmouth to Ryde IOW (Pilot: C Browning)
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
SRN 6 Hovercraft with Dowty Rotol Propellers
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
SRN 6 Hovercraft with Dowty Rotol Propellers
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

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