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Thurso Seaplane Station

Seaplane Base (First World War)

Site Name Thurso Seaplane Station

Classification Seaplane Base (First World War)

Canmore ID 331309

Site Number ND16NW 410

NGR ND 12100 68800

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Thurso
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

World War One Audit of Surviving Remains (10 June 2013)

A seaplane station was established at Thurso within days of the start of the First World War, on 13 August 1914. A Short S.38 seaplane was delivered by rail but had left by the end of August. By the end of 1914 this base had been merged with the seaplane station at Scapa Flow and closed.

M Fife 2007; Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 10 June 2013


Project (March 2013 - September 2013)

A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.


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