South Shields

Location : Southern mouth of the river Tyne
OS Ref : NZ 370 680

Map showing where the South Shields Seaplane Station was located.

South Shields was a World War One Seaplane Station (with sub-station at Tees Bay/Seaton Carew II), Repair Depot and Acceptance Depot. It occupied 21 acres with five Type F seaplane sheds measuring 200 x 100 feet. It was active from April 1916 until 1919. The RNAS operated No. 10 Kite Balloon Base named 'Tyne' between 1917 & 1918 and it seems probable that it was attached to this station.

Unit Arrived From Arrival Date Dept Date Departed To Aircraft
War Flight RNAS/RAF (Formed) 04/1916 1918 (Disbanded)
Seaplane Depot RNAS/RAF (Formed) 1916 22/04/1918 (Re-designated 2(Nortrhern) MAD sub-station)
2(Northern) MAD sub-station (Formed as sub-station to Brough) 22/04/1918 1919 (Disbanded)
252Sqn HQ (Formed) 24/05/1918 04/07/1918 Tynemouth
18 Group Workshops (Formed) 1918 1919 (Disbanded)
Storage Section (Formed) 1919 1919 (Disbanded)

F Sheds at the South Shields Seaplane Station