Surely one of the most evocative images of the glamour and romance of early aviation, the Sopwith Hydro-Seaplane bobs in the warm waters of the Mediterranean at Monaco in April 1914. The aircraft streaked into first place, despite its Monosoupape engine running on only eight of its nine cylinders for the last 13 laps of the race.
Harold Barnwell beside the Schneider Trophy winner after its conversion to landplane configuration. Barnwell flew the aircraft as "21” for the race at the Aerial Derby at Hendon on May 23, 1914. Unfortunately, mist and fog ensured that only four of the 11 starters completed the course, Barnwell being one of those who was forced to drop out.