usa Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron THREE

US Navy


HSC-3 Merlins
United States Naval Aviation

2005 to present    




Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron THREE US NavyMH-60S with temporary water based paint scheme for better visibilty in firefighting roles with CALFIRE 2014

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron THREE
Merlins, tail code SA started flying the MH-60S Sea Hawk in 2002 and redesignated from HC-3 on April 2005.

In 2012, HS-10 decommissioned and most of it transferred to HSC-3. This increased the number of Sailors stationed at HSC-3 from 625 to more than 800, and the number of helicopters from 22 to 32.

As of 2013, HSC-3 is the largest helicopter Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) in the US Navy, training pilots to fly the MH-60S, SH-60F and the HH-60H.

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News about this Rotary Wing Unit :

HSC-3 Reaches 250,000 Class A Mishap-Free Flight Hours, 14-Jun-13 : SAN DIEGO (NNS) By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda Huntoon - Sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3 "Merlins" celebrated reaching 250,000 Class A Mishap-free hours, June 14.


Locations

YearsLocationICAO/FAA
2005/nowNAS North IslandKNZY


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YearsModels
2005/now s-70 H-60     MH-60S Seahawk



Construction Numbers for HSC-3 Help Us

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
70-640 sh-60f 164075 : USN; 2010 HS-10 /RA-26; 2012 HSC-3 /SA-613
70-1579 sh-60f 164099 : 2013 HSC-3 /SA-614 at NAS North Island; 2014 AMARG
70-1808 sh-60f 164619 : 2013 HSC-3 /SA-613
US Coast Guard 6048 : Coast Guard by Jun17, MH-60T type at AIRSTA Traverse City, MI
70-2561 mh-60s 165745 : Feb11 HSC-3 /SA-00 CAG, Merlins badge in white tail
: Oct15 HSC-3./SA-33
70-2644 mh-60s 165756 : USN; HSC-3 /SA-01
70-2682 mh-60s 165761 : USN; HSC-3 /SA-05
mh-60s 165764 : USN; HSC-3 /SA-11
mh-60s 165768 : US Navy; Feb11 HSC-3./SA-06
mh-60s 165776 : Oct15 HSC-3./SA-25
mh-60s 166291 : US Navy; Feb11 HSC-3./SA-03
mh-60s 166292 : US Navy; Feb11 HSC-3./SA-04
mh-60s 166298 : Oct15 HSC-3./SA-32
70-2785 mh-60s 166300 : Oct15 HSC-3./SA-31
mh-60s 166306 : USN; 2004 HSC-28 /BR-47 USS Kearsarge (LHD-3); 2012 HSC-3 /SA-23
mh-60s 166307 : USN; HSC-3 /SA-22
mh-60s 166309 : US Navy; Feb11 HSC-3./SA-18
mh-60s 166313 : USN; 2007 Whidbey Island as NAS Whidbey SAR /FW, grey/red camo; 2010 HSC-3+
: 24oct13 pictured still as HSC-3 /SA-08 at NAF El Centro
70-2823 mh-60s 166319 : USN; 2005 HSC-21 /VR-74 USS Camden (AOE-2); 2012 HSC-3
70-2832 mh-60s 166323 : US Navy; Feb11 HSC-3./SA-07 special c/s
mh-60s 166325 : USN; 2012 HSC-3 /SA-25; 2013 HSC-21 /VR-72
70-2874 mh-60s 166335 : USN; HSC-3 /SA-12
mh-60s 166339 : USN; HSC-3 /SA-07
mh-60s 166340 : US Navy; Feb11 HSC-3./SA-10
70-2916 mh-60s 166343 : USN; HSC-3 /SA-16
mh-60s 166344 : USN; HSC-3 /SA-11
mh-60s 166350 : USN; HSC-3 /SA-14
mh-60s 166353 : Oct15 HSC-3./SA-19
mh-60s 166356 : Oct15 HSC-3./SA-26
mh-60s 166361 : Oct15 HSC-3./SA-18
mh-60s 166365 : USN; HSC-3 /SA-15
mh-60s 166366 : USN; HSC-3 /SA-21
mh-60s 166369 : US Navy; Feb11 HSC-3./SA-17
70-3009 mh-60s 166370 : USN; HSC-3 /SA-24
mh-60s 167820 : USN; HSC-3 /SA-16
mh-60s 167883 : Oct15 HSC-3./SA-34
mh-60s 167891 : Oct15 HSC-3./SA-35
70-3698 mh-60s 168532 : USN MH-60S Block IIIB; HSC-3 /SA-26 unk; Jul13 HSC-15 /NA-612, USS Carl V+
37 serials found for HSC-3


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