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SS stands for Submarine Scout

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The First Sea Lord, Lord Fisher, realised that the situation had become critical and rapid short term measures were required. In a meeting on 28th February 1915 he called Cmdr Masterman and representatives from Vickers and Airships Limited attended. A new smaller ship was required with the basic requirements that it should have a speed of between 40-50 mph, carry a crew of two, 160lb of bonbs, wireless equipments and fuel for 8 hours flying. They should be able to reach an altitude of 5,000ft and their design be simple in order to both ease production adn to facilitate training of the crews. The main requirement was that the new airship, designated the Submarine Scout.
Most importantly the design had to be simple, in order to ease production and to facilitate training of the crews, since the new airships, designated the "Submarine Scout.
The Submarine Scout was a fairly small blimp, i. e. non-rigid airship, which was used for maritime patrol and convoy escort by the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) during World War I. The type first flew in 1915 and was in service throughout the rest of the war. The early versions had cars made from slightly modified aeroplane fuselages; the final version, Submarine Scout Zero represented here, had a purpose built car.
Submarine Scout Badge By savethebats Posted July 28, 2015 In.
home British & World English submarine scout.
In 1926, when the program was finally canceled, all "submarine scouts.