Supermarine Sea Eagle

Under the name Supermarine Sea Eagle the company designed and built three amphibian flying-boats of biplane configuration. Each was powered by a 360 hp (268 kW) Rolls-Royce Eagle IX engine in pusher configuration, operated by a crew of two, and had an enclosed cabin for six passengers. Built for the British Marine Air Navigation Company to establish a passenger service between Southampton and the Channel Islands, the first was flown in early June 1923. The Southampton-Guernsey route inaugurated on 25th September 1923 was the first British scheduled passenger air service by flying-boat, and one of the three Sea Eagles survived in operation on this route until late 1928.

In early 1924 Supermarine received an order from the Spanish naval air service for 12 amphibian flying-boats for operation in a bomber/reconnaissance role. The resulting aircraft, named Scarab, was a militarized version of the Sea Eagle.

Power Plant: One 360 h.p. Rolls-Royce Eagle IX

Span: 46 ft 0 in (21 ft 1 in folded)

Length: 37 ft 4 in (43 ft 0 in folded)

Height: 15 ft 11 in

Weight (All-Up): 6,050 lb

Max Speed: 93 m.p.h.

Range: 230 miles

Crew: 2

Passengers: 6