18 Nov 1911
  • Georg von Bismarck was promoted to the rank of Leutnant. ww2dbase [Georg von Bismarck | CPC]
  • British Commander Oliver Schwann (one of five officers permitted by the Admiralty to train as pilots) made the first British water-borne take off, although he crashed while trying to land on the water. It was left to Arthur Longmore to achieve success two weeks later in a Short S.27. ww2dbase [AC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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