The Short SB.6 Seamew was a British aircraft designed in 1951 by David Keith-Lucas of Shorts as a lightweight anti-submarine platform to replace the Fairey Spearfish in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm with the Reserve branch of the service. It first flew on August 23rd 1953, but, due to poor performance coupled with shifting defense doctrine, it never reached service and only twenty-four production aircraft had flown before the project was cancelled. It has been described as a "camel amongst race-horses".