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TITLE
John Cobb
EXTERNAL ID
PAW_18346_II
PLACENAME
Loch Ness
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
DATE OF IMAGE
1952
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
21637
KEYWORDS
boats
accidents
lochs
John Cobb
world records
water speed records
speed boats
John Cobb

'Crusader' was the boat used by John Cobb in his fatal attampt to break the world waterspeed record in September 1952. She was a 31-foot aluminium and plywood craft, designed by Reid Railton and Peter Du Cane. The design was an unorthodox reverse three-pointer, with a central planing surface forward and twin planing surfaces aft. Its engine was a de Havilland Ghost, known for its use in the Comet jetliner, and loaned to him by the Ministry of Supply


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John Cobb

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

1950s

boats; accidents; lochs; John Cobb; world records; water speed records; speed boats

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

David Whyte Collection, Highland Photographic Archive

'Crusader' was the boat used by John Cobb in his fatal attampt to break the world waterspeed record in September 1952. She was a 31-foot aluminium and plywood craft, designed by Reid Railton and Peter Du Cane. The design was an unorthodox reverse three-pointer, with a central planing surface forward and twin planing surfaces aft. Its engine was a de Havilland Ghost, known for its use in the Comet jetliner, and loaned to him by the Ministry of Supply <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.