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    Default Re: RNAS Killingholme

    I think there is another relic

    A booklet "The Tramways of Grimsby, immingham and Cleethorpes" by JH Price captions a photo of the tram shed
    "A 1935 view of Grimsby Corporations tram depot at 42 Victoria Street created by adding a concrete front to a wartime seaplane hangar brought from Killingholme...."

    built in 1926.

    http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/184069

    This site http://www.airfieldarchaeology.co.uk...lingholme.html says there were upto 8 sheds there but which one this might be, I do not know

    Happy to go and photograph the interior if anyone is interested

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    Default Re: RNAS Killingholme

    Yes please do.

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    Default Re: RNAS Killingholme

    Are there particular features I need to look for to identify which hangar type got moved from the selection that was at Killingholme?

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    Default Re: RNAS Killingholme

    Here are two images of RNAS Killingholme dated 1918 depicting a Felixstowe F-2As N4516 + N4465




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    Aerial photo from April 1930

    http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/s.../EPW031609.jpg


    looks like a hangar in this one ?

    http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/s.../EPW031790.jpg
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    Default Re: RNAS Killingholme

    Following on from Noel's article in the March 2013 Airfield Review (iss 138 page 34) here are some more photos of the former seaplane shed which became a tram shed in 1925 and is now used by Stagecoach for Bus maintenance

    East facade with the signage and date, with one of the former tram entrances still present on Victoria Street opposite the Police Station and Magistrates Court. Tram tracks are still visible entering the hangar at this door way. I am guessing that this would have been the open or door side of the former hangar
    Feb13 013a.jpg

    West side of the hangar facing the dock with wood or concrete buttresses
    Feb13 015a.jpg

    South side of the hangar, western apex, lean to looks newer than the hangar
    (this photograph accompanies the article)
    Feb13 009a.jpg

    South side of the hangar, eastern apex
    Feb13 010a.jpg

    Location is http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.56....5&r=0&src=msl

    When I asked for access to the inside of the hangar for a quick photo, I was refused on the grounds of Elf and Safety

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    Default Re: RNAS Killingholme

    Went for a walk north from Killingholme Haven last week, it was low tide so I was able to get so shots of the old jetty

    P1160042a.jpg P1160016a.jpg

    P1160021a.jpg P1160022a.jpg

    P1160023a.jpg P1160026a.jpg

    P1160041a.jpg

    What ever there was of the the old RNAS/USN seaplane base, airfield and Admiralty Oil Tanks is now gone, covered in cars and containers as part of the Humber Sea Terminal

    looking inland from the sea wall by the jetty
    P1160020a.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by netcompsys View Post

    When I asked for access to the inside of the hangar for a quick photo, I was refused on the grounds of Elf and Safety
    During July it was so hot they had to open the roller doors, fortunately I was passing with my camera, so here are some interior shots

    Internal roof structure
    P1160469a.jpg

    North wall - 1
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    North Wall - 2
    P1160471a.jpg

    For completeness - some tram tracks still in the floor
    P1160475a.jpg

    As always click on the thumbnail for a larger version which has had to be reduced in size to fit under the limits on here

    I hope that these might help some more knowledgeable person to identify the hangar type.

    Clearly this is not the large, high and long hangar for the flying boats seen in some photos of the original site

    kevin

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    Default Re: Killingholme

    In 1986 Immingham Museum produced an A4 booklet titled
    "Killingholme Seaplane Base 1914-1919"

    May13 308a.jpg

    Published by Immingham Museum with the generous assistance of the Humberside Aircraft Preservation Society and P.H.T. Green
    February 1986
    When I asked more recently at the museum, they did not seem to be aware of it

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    Think this may spell the end for the jetty:

    http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk...ail/story.html

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