Seaspeed SR-N6 Solent hovercraft services
Seaspeed operated two routes using SR-N6's - Cowes to Southampton and Cowes to Portsmouth Harbour. The terminals at Cowes and Southampton were on land while the Portsmouth harbour terminal was a pontoon alongside the IW ferry terminal at the end of the station.
The Cowes/Portsmouth service operated from April 1967 until September 1969.
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Cowes - Southampton
|Seaspeed's SR-N6 leaving Cowes||Seaspeed's SR-N6 coming into Cowes|
|Seaspeed's SR-N6 coming into Cowes hover terminal - 26/10/67|
(pictures contributed by Barry Quelch)
|Seaspeed's SR-N6 coming into Southampton|| Seaspeed SR-N6 at Southampton terminal
Seaspeed SR-N6 hovercraft at Southampton, 1968
(pictures contributed by Richard Fuller)
|Seaspeed's SR-N6 at the Southampton terminal - note the Woolston Floating Bridge and Toll House behind - the Floating Bridge was withdrawn in 1977 when the new Itchen Toll Bridge was opened.|| Seaspeed SR-N6 leaving the Southampton terminal
Seaspeed SR-N6 Sea Hawk hovercraft in July 1975
(note: this is a streched Mk1S, SR-N6)
(pictures contributed by Geoff Weatherhead)
|Seaspeed's Sea Hawk Mk1S SR-N6 at Southampton||The Sea Hawk Mk1S SR-N6 leaving the Cowes terminal - passing in front of the BHC hanger before the Union Flag was
painted on the doors.
|Seaspeed SR-N6 hovercraft at Portsmouth|
SR-N6 coming into the pontoon at Portsmouth harbour.
|Putting the gangway in place|
|SR-N6 leaving Portsmouth Harbour pontoon|