VH-EBV. Short S-25 Sandringham Mk V Plymouth Class. c/n SH.40C.

 

This aircraft was built by Short Bros & Harland at Belfast as a Sunderland Mk III - 1944

It was the 5th aircraft in an order for 6 under the Conctract # Acft.227 with the construction number 'SH.1195'

Delivered to the Royal Air Force at Wig Bay, Stranraer, Scotland - October 04, 1944

Allocated the Royal Air Force serial number 'NJ257'

Taken on-charge by No. 57 Maintenance Unit, Wig Bay - October 04, 1944

Transferred to R.A.F. No. 4 Squadron, Coastal Operational Traning Unit - October 28, 1944

Transferred to Short Bros & Harland, Belfast - April 26, 1945

Converted to a Sunderland Mk V standard at Belfast

Returned to No. 57 Maintenance Unit, Wig Bay - November 14, 1945

Sold to Short Bros & Harland, Belfast as being surplus to requirements - April 09, 1946

Converted to Sandringham Mk V Plymouth Class at Belfast

It was allocated the Short Conversion Number 'SH.40C'

The conversion to civilian standards included seating for 30 passengers

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-AHZD (CofR No. 10471/1) - July 15, 1946

Registered to The Ministry of Supply, London (later changed to The Ministry of Civil Aviation)

The Certificate of Airwothiness (CofA No.8234) issued - May 28, 1947

Delivered to British Overseas Airways Corporation - May 28, 1947

Registered to British Overseas Airways Corporation, London (CofR No. 10474/2) - May 31, 1947

The aircraft was named 'Portmarnock'

Entered service with B.O.A.C. - June 13, 1947

Withdrawn from use and stored at Hythe , Southampton Water - August 13, 1949

The Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) expired - August 25, 1949

Sold to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd - June 02, 1951

Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Limited, Sydney (CofR R.1000/3) - July 03, 1951

Delivered to Qantas Empire Airways - August 10, 1951

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - August 10, 1951

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBV - August 10, 1951

The aircraft was named 'Pacific Warrior'

Utilised on services to New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Fiji and Papua New Guinea

Withdrawn from use at Sydney (Rose Bay) - June 06, 1955

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 03, 1955

Broken up for scrap at Sydney (Rose Bay) - August 1955

 

 

G-AHZD. B.O.A.C. Speedbird - 'Portmarnock' in the standard livery at Hythe, date unknown.

(A. J. Jackson Collection Copyright Image 2545-821.)

VH-EBV. Qantas - 'Pacific Warrior' in the standard livery at Redlands Bay, Brisbane, circa 1953.

(J. Wilson Collection Copyright Image 2545-294.)

VH-EBV. Qantas - 'Pacific Warrior' in the standard livery at Redlands Bay, Brisbane, circa 1953.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 2545-293.)

VH-EBV. Qantas - 'Pacific Warrior' in the standard livery at Sydney Rose Bay, date unknown.

(A. J. Jackson Collection Copyright Image 2545-820.)