Hovertravel SR-N6

Hovertravel started their cross Solent services, Ryde to Southsea and Ryde to Stokes Bay (near Gosport) in 1966 using SR-N6 craft. The Ryde to Stokes Bay service closed in 1968 while the Ryde to Southsea service continues today (2005) using AP1-88 craft. See the Hovertravel AP1-88 craft.

4th March 1967 saw Hovertravel SR-N6 012 overturn off of the Southsea terminal with a loss of 5 lives.

Click here for technical details of the SR-N6

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Hovertravel 1967 timetable Hovertravel Timetable 1967
Ryde to Southsea
and
Ryde to Gosport
 
Hovertravel at Southsea

Hovertravel SRN6 at Southsea
Hovertravel's SR-N6 coming into Southsea 1968 (my notes say 50/50 skirt)

Hovertravel SRN6 at Southsea
Hovertravel's SR-N6 leaving Southsea

Hovertravel SRN6 at Southsea

Hovertravel at Ryde
Hovertravel's Ryde terminal
Hovertravel's Ryde terminal - no date but looks earlier than pic to right
Hovertravel's Ryde terminal
Hovertravel's Ryde terminal 1968
SR-N6 at Hovertravel's Ryde terminal
SR-N6 at Ryde terminal
22nd November 1970
SR-N6 leaving Hovertravel's Ryde terminal
SR-N6 leaving Ryde terminal
22nd November 1970
SR-N6 at Hovertravel's Ryde terminal
Ryde, 1966
SR-N6 leaving Hovertravel's Ryde terminal
SR-N6 leaving Ryde terminal
22nd November 1970
   
Hovertravel SRN6 hovercraft

Hovertravel SRN6 Hovercraft
A couple of postcards from the 1960's

SR-N6 pictures at Stokes Bay






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