A Naval Aircraft Factory-built H-16 flying boat pictured on a seaplane ramp along the seawall at NAS Pensacola, FL. Note the seaplane dolly that was employed in launching and recovering the aircraft. Medium Black and White Notes "Tracing its design origins to the Glenn Curtiss' prewar transatlantic aircraft ""America,"" the H-12/H-16 aircraft appeared in 1916 and served both Great Britain and the United States during World War I as a trainer and long-range patrol aircraft. In addition to being manufactured by Curtiss, the H-16 design was also produced in significant numbers by the Naval Aircraft Factory, and represented the first aircraft built by that facility. Powered by the legendary Liberty engine, the H-16 could reach speeds of 95 m.p.h. and had a range of 378 miles."