Committee Serial No. 388
|Statement||United States House Committee on Naval Affairs, Seventieth Congress, first session|
|Contributions||United States. Congress. House. Committee on Naval Affairs|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||2324|
From Vikings to World War II Admirals, David Marion walks us through the history of the Transatlantic game-changer known as the Curtiss NC-4 Flying Boat. Written by David H. Marion — It is generally regarded that in the early 11th century Norse explorer Leif Erikson led an expedition of Vikings further west from their existing settlements in Iceland and Greenland to what are now northeastern provinces of Canada. The Curtiss NC seaplanes were originally created by the U.S. Navy to participate in World War I. By the time the four commissioned NC planes were completed in , however, the war had been over for several months. In the spring of , three Navy-Curtiss flying boats set out to beat the competition and be the first to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. Navy’s Curtiss NC First Across the Atlantic The U.S. Navy Curtiss NC-4 arrives at Ponto Delgado, the harbor of Lisbon, : Smauro. Illustrated t.p. features facsimile of a photograph of an NC-4 (flying boat) flying over water with reproduced signature "A.C. Read." Commander A.C. Read was the first to fly the Atlantic Publisher's advertisement on p.
nc-4 The Curtiss NC (Curtiss Navy Curtiss, nicknamed " Nancy boat " or " Nancy ") was a flying boat built by Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company and used by Manufacturer: Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company. Detailing a proud chapter in naval aviation history, former PBM pilot Richard Hoffman has written the first comprehensive history of Mariner operations. This versatile seaplane was first deployed in during the Battle of the Atlantic, when it helped sink ten German U-boats/5(12). While the flying boats were being readied for the flight the NC-2 was damaged in an accident during take-off during evaluation testing. On the night of 4 May a fire damaged the NC-1 and NC Parts from the NC-2 were used to repair the NC-1 and NC-4 in an around the . The Forgotten Fliers of The First Successful Transatlantic Flight By the US Navy's NC-4 Flying Boat By John R Bayer. Several million people fly the Atlantic each year. Every plane that crosses does so under a system of radio communications, weather forecasting, satellite navigation, and rescue forces that is the inheritance of the first transatlantic flight, by the US Navy's NC flying boats.
The NC-4 was one of four NC (Navy-Curtiss) flying-boats, built during World War I originally to provide patrol cover for American shipping in the Atlantic against the attentions of German U-boats. The requirement was drawn up, and the aircraft was designed by the Navy in September Flying Boats and Seaplanes: A History from [Nicolaou, Stephane] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Flying Boats and Seaplanes: A History from Skip to main content/5(9). May flight In history of flight: The headliners Navy Curtiss NC-4 (successor to the Curtiss Model E flying boat) made it from Newfoundland to Portugal by way of the Azores Islands before flying on to Great Britain, compiling 54 hours 31 minutes in the air over its day trip. The following month, former British. The NC flying boats were designed as aircraft that could fly across the Atlantic to the coastlines of Europe and be ready to patrol for German U-boats upon arrival. Too late for World War I, the NCs still took up the challenge of traversing the Atlantic by air, and in May , the NC-4 made the first successful transatlantic flight, a.