John Fisher began his career within the royal navy in 1854 at the age of 13, serving on HMS Calcutta, a wooden hulled ship of the line. He retired in 1915, when Steel hulled dreadnoughts and seaplane carriers were in service, having achieved the possition of First Sea Lord. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Pan Am's 1930s passenger seaplanes from San Francisco to China had to refuel 5 times, so they operated luxury hotels for overnight layovers in remote places like Midway Islands, where its' Pan Am Hotel was known as "Gooneyville Lodge". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid…
In 1935 a seaplane carrying two million rubles in cash vanished in a remote part of Siberia. The wreckage and remains of the crew were found 80 years later. There was no sign of the cash. siberiantimes.com/other/o…
The seaplane, Pacific Clipper was forced to make a round-the-world trip after being rerouted due to the attack on Pearl Harbor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac…
Near the end of Miami Vice's first episode in 1984, the villain escapes from Crocket & Tubbs on a seaplane. 21 years later, that same seaplane (as Chalk's Ocean Airways Flight 101) plummeted into the ocean by Miami Beach after its wing fell off, killing all 20 passengers and crew. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The Russians built a seaplane that could carry 1000 marines, and launch what I assume were surface to surface missiles. youtube.com/watch?v=mZD3O…
The French Navy built a "underwater cruiser" in 1934 called the Surcouf, largest at the time, with a seaplane and two 203mm front gun. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
In the 1950's, an entrepreneur attempted to sell his idea of 'flying yachts'β€” modified WW2 seaplanes converted to luxuryβ€” to very wealthy Americans. messynessychic.com/2014/0…
The Schneider Trophy, referred to in the movie Porco Rosso, was actually a real race for seaplanes and flying boats held between 1913 and 1931. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
The British ship HMS Hermes was the world's first ship to be designed and built as an aircraft carrier, with the ability of carrying three seaplanes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS…

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