Seaspeed SR-N6 Solent hovercraft services

Seaspeed operated two routes using SR-N6's - Cowes to Southampton and Cowes to Portsmouth Harbour. The terminals at Cowes and Southampton were on land while the Portsmouth harbour terminal was a pontoon alongside the IW ferry terminal at the end of the station.

The Cowes/Portsmouth service operated from April 1967 until September 1969.

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Seaspeed solent timetable 1966 Seaspeed Timetable
Cowes - Southampton
Seaspeed solent timetable 1967

Seaspeed Timetable
Cowes - Southampton
and
Cowes - Portsmouth

 
Seaspeed SRN6 leaving CowesSeaspeed's SR-N6 leaving Cowes Seaspeed SRN6 coming into Cowes Seaspeed's SR-N6 coming into Cowes
Seaspeed SRN6 about to land at Cowes hover terminal Seaspeed's SR-N6 coming into Cowes hover terminal - 26/10/67

Seaspeed SR-N6 hovercraft at Southampton, June 1967
(pictures contributed by Barry Quelch)
Seaspeed SR-N6 coming in at SouthamptonSeaspeed's SR-N6 coming into Southampton Seaspeed SRN6 at Southampton Seaspeed SR-N6 at Southampton terminal

Seaspeed SR-N6 hovercraft at Southampton, 1968
(pictures contributed by Richard Fuller)
Seaspeed SR-N6 coming in at SouthamptonSeaspeed's SR-N6 at the Southampton terminal - note the Woolston Floating Bridge and Toll House behind - the Floating Bridge was withdrawn in 1977 when the new Itchen Toll Bridge was opened. Seaspeed SRN6 leaving Southampton Seaspeed SR-N6 leaving the Southampton terminal

Seaspeed SR-N6 Sea Hawk hovercraft in July 1975
(note: this is a streched Mk1S, SR-N6)
(pictures contributed by Geoff Weatherhead)
Seaspeed SR-N6 at SouthamptonSeaspeed's Sea Hawk Mk1S SR-N6 at Southampton Seaspeed SRN6 at Cowes The Sea Hawk Mk1S SR-N6 leaving the Cowes terminal - passing in front of the BHC hanger before the Union Flag was
painted on the doors.

Seaspeed SR-N6 hovercraft at Portsmouth
SR-N6 hovercraft in portsmouth harbour
SRN6 hovercraft in portsmouth harbour
Seaspeed SRN6 in Portsmouth harbour

1968

SR-N6 coming into the pontoon at Portsmouth harbour.

Seaspeed SRN6 in Portsmouth harbour
Seaspeed SRN6 in Portsmouth harbour
Seaspeed SRN6 putting gangway in Portsmouth harbour Putting the gangway in place
Seaspeed SRN6 disembarking in Portsmouth harbour Passengers disembarking
Seaspeed SRN6 leaving Portsmouth harbour pontoon SR-N6 leaving Portsmouth Harbour pontoon





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