Built by Sopwith Aviation, this aircraft served with 8 Naval Squadron, 10 Naval Squadron,[N 2] and 1 Naval Squadron
While being flown by Flt. Sub-Lt J.R. Wilford of Naval 1 on 13 September 1917, this aircraft was forced down by German pilot Kurt Wüsthoff (as his 15th victory). Following capture, this Tripe was painted over with German markings.
- Robertson, Bruce. British Military Aircraft Serials 1912-1966. Ian Allen Ltd. 1967 Page 138
- Photo: theaerodrome.com via http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/394/language/fr-FR/WTF.aspx
- Franks, Norman. Sopwith Triplane Aces of World War 1. Osprey Publishing. 2004. ISBN 184176728X Page 95