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Bob Dempster

Seattle World Cruiser

300 Airport Way Ste 203

Renton, WA 98057


9401-9947 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA, 98108
United States

June 9th

June 9th

Daily Flight Information:
The World Flight will remain in Hongkong for at least one day while repairs are made to "Chicago." The pontoon leaking since Kagoshima, Japan will be replaced.

World Flight Making Repairs in Hong Kong

Daily Report

by Lt. L. P. Arnold , "Chicago" Mechanic 

Spent the day fueling & working on #2 -- pontoon change and welding a cracked cylinder. Returned the aircraft to the water in preparation for the next hop. Today was very hot and sunny requiring us to use sun helmets. After a tiring day, we retired early.

Daily Report

by Lt. L. H. Smith, Commanding

This morning, the flight left Amoy got Hongkong, flying south around China Point, then following the coast to Hongkong, about the last 100 miles of the flight being made through a small typhoon. Landed in Hongkong at 1:35. Advance arrangements were excellent in Hongkong, no especial difficulty being encountered. A spare pontoon having been brought to Hongkong on one of the destroyers from Tokyo, it was decided to replace the leaking one on the "Chicago." The Standard Oil Agent, Mr. J. W. Shaw, assisted in obtaining a crane sufficiently large to lift the plane on to their wharf for the purpose of making the pontoon change. A cylinder jacket was also leaking on the "Chicago" and was welded.

Engineering Report

by Lt. E. H. Nelson, "New Orleans" Pilot

General inspection, routine work and servicing. One pontoon on Plane No. 2 was leaking badly. A portable crane on a barge was used to lift the plane out of the water on to one of the Standard Oil Company's docks. A new pontoon was installed. A cylinder was also leaking on the engine in this plane. The leak was stopped by removing the camshaft and welding the crack in the cylinder. Several feet of the copper stripping on the pontoons which were removed, had been ripped off due to a long run on the water at Kagoshima. Three propellers were reworked in shops of the Standard Oil Company.