First attack with an air-launched torpedo

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Short Type 184, piloted by Flight Commander Charles Edmonds, was the first aircraft in the world to attack an enemy ship with an air-launched torpedo. However, the ship had already been crippled by a torpedo fired by the British submarine E14.

The Short Admiralty Type 184, often called the Short 225 after the power rating of the engine first fitted, was a British two-seat reconnaissance, bombing and torpedo carrying folding-wing seaplane designed by Horace Short of Short Brothers. It was first flown in 1915 and remained in service until after the armistice in 1918. A Short 184 was the first aircraft to sink a ship using a torpedo, and another was the only British aircraft to take part in the Battle of Jutland.

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    Name Born / Since / At Died Languages
    1
    Charles Edmonds20.04.189126.09.1954en
    2
    Oswald Short00.00.188300.00.1969en
    3
    Albert Short00.06.187500.00.1932en
    4
    Horace Short02.07.187206.04.1917en
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