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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 5: The Post War Piston Era, Supermarine Seafire

Canadian Warplanes, post-War, Supermarine Seafire

Data current to 14 Feb 2020.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 5067023)

Supermarine Seafire Mk. XV, RCN (Serial No. PR434), 803 Squadron, HMCS Warrior.

RCN Supermarine Seafires

The Supermarine Seafire was a naval version of the Spitfire adapted for operation from aircraft carriers.  The RCN acquired 35 Seafire post-War.  Canada's Seafire Mk. XVs were flown from HMCS Magnificent and HMCS Warrior before being replaced by Hawker Sea Furies in 1948.

Supermarine Type 377 Seafire Mk. XV (35), (Serial Nos. PR375, PR410, PR425, PR428, PR434, PR451, PR458, PR460, PR461, PR470, PR479, PR494, PR496, PR498, PR499, PR500, PR501, PR502, PR503, PR504. PR506, SR459, SR464, SR530, SR545, SW793, SW802, SW809, SW815, SW860, SW869, SW870, SW909).

(RCN Photo via Fred Paradie)

Supermarine Seafire Mk. XV, RCN (Serial No. PR460).

 (DND Photo, DNS-399, Dartmouth Naval Station, via Barry Macleod) 

Supermarine Seafire Mk. XV, RCN (Serial No. PR461), with (Serial No. PR504) next and (Serial No. 508) at the far end.

 (RCN Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Supermarine Seafire Mk. XV, RCN (Serial Nos. PR461, PR479, PR434), No. 883 Squdron, and a Fairey Firefly. Possibly another Seafire running behind PR461.

(A Gibbons Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Supermarine Seafire, RCN (Serial No. PR498).

 (RCN Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Supermarine Seafire Mk. XV, RCN (Serial No. PR500).

 (RCN Photo via James Craik)

Supermarine Seafire Mk. XV, RCN (Serial No. PR548).

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584065)

Supermarine Seafire Mk. XV, RCN (Serial No. PR494), with silver spinner.  This aircraft was used for cold-weather testing, Armstrong, Ontario, 21 May  1947.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584064)

Supermarine Seafire Mk. XV, RCN (Serial No. PR494), with silver spinner.  This aircraft was used for cold-weather testing, Armstrong, Ontario, 21 May  1947.

 (RCN Photo)

Supermarine Type 377 Seafire Mk. XV, RCN.

 (Author Photo)

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Supermarine 377 Seafire Mk. XV (Serial No. PR451), TG-B,at HMCS Tecumseh, ca. 1977, before being restored and moved indoors.

 (Author Photo)

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Supermarine 377 Seafire Mk. XV (Serial No. PR451), TG-B.  Naval Museum of Alberta, the Military Museums, Calgary, Alberta.

 (Author Photo)

Supermarine Seafire Mk. XV project.  Michael Potter, Vintage Wings of Canada, Gatineau, Quebec.

 (Dave Miller Photos)

Supermarine Seafire F Mk. XV, RN (Serial No. PR503), Reg. No. N503PR. Owned by Wes Stricker and based at Columbia, Missouri.  Potentially airworthy but not flown for some time.  She wears the codes PR503 / -K to replicate the markings she wore whilst serving with Royal Canadian Navy No. 803 Squadron, from 7 Dec 1945 to RCN.  To a private owner in Hamilton Ontario, Reg. No. C-GCWK, now in Missouri.