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Ship Identification : SS AIRSHIPS (B.E.2c car)


SS Airships (B.E.2c car)  
Envelope capacity........................................................ 60,000 cubic feet  
Ballonets.................................................................... (two) capacity 12,750 cubic feet  
Length........................................................................ 143 feet 5 inches  
Diameter..................................................................... 27 feet 9 inches  
Height........................................................................ 43 feet 5 inches  
Plane area (each) 110 square feet  
Car length 24 feet  
Engines...................................................................... 70 or 75 hp Renault  
Propeller Four-bladed...................................................
9 feet diameter  
Petrol tanks................................................................. (three) capacity 591/2 gallons total  
Water ballast............................................................... capacity 19 gallons  
Gross lift..................................................................... 1.85 tons  
Disposable lift............................................................. 0;64 tons  
Endurance at full speed................................................ 7-8 hours  
Endurance at half throttle.............................................. 14-16 hours  
Top speed................................................................... 50 mph (52 with three planes)  
Climb.......................................................................... 700 feet per minute  
Turning circle............................................................... 32 seconds minimum  
     
Details of the Logs of all SS Class Ships    
     

Designation
Number

Delivery
Date
Deletion or transfer date Reason Hours Flown Details
          *Us= Unservicable
SS.1 18.03.15 07.05.15 Fire - Prototype B.E.2c car
SS.2 1915 1915 Us. - Willows
SS.3 1915 19.04.18 Us. - Shorts Bros. AEF
SS.4 1915 02.06.17 Sold - To Italy
SS.5 1915 02.06.17 Sold - To Italy
SS.6 1915 02.06.17 Sold - To Italy
SS.7 13.09.15 19.04.18 Us. - AEF
SS.8 1915 19.04.18 Us. - AEF
SS.9 1915 13.09.16 Us. - Replaced
SS.9A 03.02.17 15.06.18 Us. - -
SS.10 1915 10.09.15 Wrecked at sea - Replaced
SS.10A 1916 02.06.16 Us. - Replaced
SS.10B 02.06.16 02.06.17 Sold - To Italy
SS.11 1915 02.07.17 Sold - To Italy
SS.12 1915 14.03.16 Us. - -
SS.13/SS14A 1915 09.1919 *Us. - Renumbered 13.10.17
SS.14 1915 01.05.18 Us - -
SS.15 09.08.15 18.01.17 Wrecked - Off Lundy Island
SS.16 1915 11.05.18 Us - -
SS.17 1915 19.04.18 Us - AEF
SS.18 29.09.15 09.11.16 Wrecked - at sea, one dead
SS.19 1915 17.07.18 Us - AEF
SS.20 1915 17.07.18 Us - -
SS.21 1915 1915 Sold - To France
SS.22 05.11.15 02.06.17 Sold - To Italy
SS.23 1915 01.05.18 Us - -
SS.24 1915 17.07.18 Us - -
SS.25 1915 15.03.18 Us - -
SS.26 17.12.15 28.12.15 Sold - To France
SS.27 18.07.15 05.08.15 Wrecked - Whitworth Car hit Marquise steeple
SS.28 1915 12.03.18 Us 17+ Fairman Car Replaced
SS.28a 1918 10. 1919 Us 811+
SS.29 1915 09.1919 Us 568+
SS.30 1916 23.10.17 Us Replaced
SS.30a 12.1917 09.1919 Us 848
SS.31 1916 02.11.17 Us Replaced
SS13a 02.1918 09.1919 Us 665
SS.32 1916 10.10.16 Us Replaced
SS.32a 10.1916 17.07.18 Us
SS.33 1916 1917 Us
SS.33 1916 1917 Us. - -
SS.34 1916 05.05.17 Destroyed by gale Beta Car to 22.07.16 Fairman Car 22.07.16
SS.35 1916 09.1919 Us - 43
SS.36 1916 09.01.19 Us - -
SS.37 1916 14.01.18 Forced Landing 168 Replaced
SS.37a

06.1918

09.1919 Us - 360
SS.38 1916 02.02.17 Lost at Sea - -
SS.39 1916 30.09.17 Replaced - -
SS.39a 01.10.17 09.1919 Us 179 Witworth Car
SS.40 06.07.16 01.10.18 Us Loaned RFC 1916 AEF
SS.41 03.07.16 11.05.18 Us. - -
SS.42 08.1916 04.10.16 Us. - Replaced
SS.42a 1917 12.09.17 Lost - At Sea two Dead
SS.43 09.07.1916 11.05.18 Us. - -
SS.44 1916 1916 Sold - to Italy
SS.45 1916 1916 Sold - to Italy
SS.46 1916 1916 Sold - to Italy
SS.47 1916 1916 Sold - to Italy
SS.48 1916 1916 Sold BE2c car to France
SS.49 1916 1916 Sold - to France

 

 

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