Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Flying Fish

The Flying Fish is a vessel mentioned in "With Airship and Submarine" by Harry Collingwood. The Flying Fish reminds me of another vessel that is similar to the Flying Fish, one written about in Jules Verne’s “The Master of the World”. Verne’s vessel is named the Terror, which might give you some idea as to the plot of this story, is similar in the Flying Fish in capabilities. Both of these vessels are convertibles and can be propelled either in the water as submarines or in the air as airships.
The Flying Fish as described in “With Airship and Submarine” is cylinder in shape, pointed at both ends and is reported as being 600 feet long and 60 feet in diameter. The Flying Fish is powered by some type of crystals and to this point in my reading these crystals have not been identified.
There aren’t any images of this vessel included within the text, so its exact likeness is unknown, but could this depiction come close to what one could imagine? I will leave that up to your imagination.


  1. I love the picture of the flying fish !!

    (Do you imagine t do one in your scale and material ? it would be fun !!)

  2. Sam

    Although I feel it would be colossal job, like you I feel that it would a fun job constructing a scale model of this prototype. I suppose you could construct a model in any scale. That being said, I wouldn’t know where to start. I have always been one for smaller and more manageable jobs. Sam if you have the confidence to start a project like this, I am with you in spirit and be there with encouragement.


    1. I would like to do such Fantasy Models !!
      but sorry, Jan, my Creation Time is not yet !