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TITLE
Flying Boat in Invergordon Harbour
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1061
PLACENAME
Invergordon
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosskeen
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32982
KEYWORDS
postcards
flying boats
ships
Royal Navy
Home Fleet
First World War
World War I
Second World War
World War II
Flying Boat in Invergordon Harbour

This postcard shows a Felixstowe flying boat moored at Admiralty Pier, in Invergordon Harbour. During World War II, over a decade after this photograph was taken, Invergordon acted as a base for flying boats.

Invergordon's proximity to the Cromarty Firth has made it an ideal anchorage for ships. Its links with the Royal Navy date back to the 19th century and by the 20th century it was classed as an official base, playing host to the Home Fleet on many an occasion. During World War I Invergordon retained its position as a naval base, providing fuel and water for the Royal Navy. The naval base at Invergordon finally closed in 1956.

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Flying Boat in Invergordon Harbour

ROSS: Rosskeen

1920s

postcards; flying boats; ships; Royal Navy; Home Fleet; First World War; World War I; Second World War; World War II

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a Felixstowe flying boat moored at Admiralty Pier, in Invergordon Harbour. During World War II, over a decade after this photograph was taken, Invergordon acted as a base for flying boats. <br /> <br /> Invergordon's proximity to the Cromarty Firth has made it an ideal anchorage for ships. Its links with the Royal Navy date back to the 19th century and by the 20th century it was classed as an official base, playing host to the Home Fleet on many an occasion. During World War I Invergordon retained its position as a naval base, providing fuel and water for the Royal Navy. The naval base at Invergordon finally closed in 1956.