SRN4 Hovercraft

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early illustration of SR-N4 Early illustration of SRN4 hovercraft, originally conceived as a 150 ton craft offering 600 passengers or 228 passengers plus 30 cars, crossing of the English Channel was quoted as 'about 20 minutes.
SR-N4 company illustration 1966 SRN4 company illustration 1966
SRN4 hovercraft on the day of the roll out 26th October 1967 - The day 001 was pulled out of the workshop
SRN4 hovercraft on the day of the roll out 26th October 1967 - The day 001 was pulled out of the workshop
SRN4 hovercraft on the day of the roll out 26th October 1967 - The day 001 was pulled out of the workshop with an SRN6 on the slipway
SRN4 hovercraft on the cushion for the first time Picture of the SRN4 001 on the cushion for the first time 5th December 1967 - note the original, 'lower' skirt line.
SRN4 hovercraft on the cushion for the first time Another picture of the SRN4 on the cushion for the first time.
SR-N4  Swift SR-N4 Swift - August 1975 - picture contributed by Geoff Weatherhead
Early SRN4 in Pegwell Bay Early postcard picture of SRN4 (note the low front skirt line) in BHC's colours in Pegwell Bay (Ramsgate) where Hoverlloyds' terminal was situated
Early picture of Seaspeed SR-N4 hovercraft
Early postcard of the Seaspeed Princess Margaret - note low line of front skirt.
SRN4 Swift and Sure at Pegwell Bay
Hoverlloyd SRN4's, Swift and Sure at Pegwell Bay Hovercraft Terminal (Postcard)
SRN4 hovercraft at sea
Hoverlloyd SRN4 at speed
Hoverlloyd and Seaspeed SRN4 at the Calais Hoverport A Hoverlloyd and a Seaspeed SRN4 at the Calais Hoverport October 1970.
Hoverspeed SRN4 Swift

Postcard of Hoverspeed's SRN4 Mk II 'Swift'

Hoverspeed was created in October 1981 by the merger of Seaspeed and Hoverlloyd. The Ramsgate (Pegwell Bay) terminal was closed in 1983.

'Swift' was taken out of service 1994 and given to the Hovercraft Museum at Gosport.

Princess Margaret hovercraft in her final shape

Princess Margaret in her final shape (Postcard)





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