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SEA PRINCE T.1

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Image: MARK J. CAIRNS

Retreiving the Sea Prince WF122 from original home

History of our Sea Prince WF122

Percival P57 Sea Prince  WF122 c/n P57/18

• Built 1951 Delivered to 744 SQN Eglinton 07/12/1951 to 13/03/1953

• 13/03/1953 to 28/06/1954 AHU Lossiemouth

• 28/06/1954 to 04/12/1956 750 Sqn RNAS Culdrose

• 04/12/1956 to 06/02/1957 RNAY Lee-on-Solent

• 06/02/1957 to 05/03/1957 750 Sqn RNAS Culdrose

• 05/03/1957 to 01/07/1958 AHU Lossiemouth Modernisation.

• 01/07/1958 to 13/10/1959 750 Sqn RNAS Culdrose

• 13/10/1959 to 20/10/1959 FOFT Command Flt Yeovilton

• 20/10/1959 to 01/02/1960 AHU Brawdy

• 01/02/1960 to 01/07/1960 Stn Flt Lossiemouth

• 01/07/1960 to 14/11/1961 700Z Flt Lossiemouth

• 14/11/1961 to 06/03/1962 AHU Brawdy

• 06/03/1962 to 14/08/1962 NARIU Lee-on-Solent. Conversion to ECM classroom.

• 14/08/1962 to 20/06/1966 831 Sqn Culdrose/Watton

• 20/06/1966 to 15/09/1966 NARIU Lee-on-Solent Removal ECM equipment

• 18/05/1967 to 16/11/1967 NASU Lossiemouth

• 16/11/1967 to 16/10/1968 Stn Flt Lossiemouth

• 02/06/1969 wheels up landing Lossiemouth. NASU Lossiemouth for repair 26/09/1969

• 26/09/1969 to 21/07/1970 Stn Flt Arbroath

• 21/07/1970 to 19/10/1972 RNAY Belfast. Stn hack Red Hand of Ulster insignia.

• 19/10/1972 ferry to 5 MU Kemble Dismantled by road to 71 MU then BAC Hurn For Respar 26/06/1973

• 26/06/1973 to 26/11/1973 750 Sqn Culdrose

•26/11/1973 to 07/03/1979 Ground school Culdrose

• 07/03/1979 Stored until 31/10/1982 retired by road to Cornwall Air Park, Helston.

• 12/02 sold dismantled by road to Aeroventure Doncaster arr 29/05/03

Manufacturer: Percival
Model: P.57 Sea Prince T.1
Registration: WF122
UAS Location: Hangar 2
UNDER RESTORATION
Maximum Speed:  229 mph at 22,000 ft
Cruise Speed: 183 mph
Engines: 2x Alvis Leonides 125 rated at 550hp
Service Ceiling: 22,000ft
Range: 894 miles
Length & Height: 46ft 4” x  16ft 1"
Wing Span: 56ft
Production: Prototype first flight 13th May 1948. 
Developed into the P66 Pembroke for RAF 128. 
Total constructed 75 across 9 variants, 13 countries. 41 Mk T.1 built
Operating Life: 1951 - 1979