usa Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron FOUR

US Navy
HS-4 Black Knights
United States Naval Aviation

1952 to 2012    

Unit History:

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron FOUR
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron FOUR (HS-4) was established on 30 June 1952.

HS-4 completed a deployment aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) 2 June 2010 to 8 August 2010, flying the Sikorsky SH-60F and the HH-60H. The area of operations was the Eastern Pacific. HS-4 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) - tailcoode NK. The USS Ronald Reagan was assigned to Carrier Strike Group 7 (CSG-7)

Black Knights became HSC-4 on March 29, 2012

1956, I was transferred to HS-4 from ADA School. I was working on their last HO4S aircraft ,then to the HSS-1. I was a ADAN ,Schooled on the maint of the HISS as we called it. We left NAAS Ream Fld with 16 Helos went aboard USS Boxer (CVS-21). With VS-23 and VC-35 (Stoofs and AD Guppies ) they called us the SunDown kids ,couldnt fly at night because of NO Doppler I Was the plane Capt of VO-7 ,Folding Blades was a Challenge ! Air Boss Kinda Mad ,fouling his deck ! Got it down to 3i/2 mins ,Pilot Shut down to, plane Capt Riding Brakes, Blades Folded Had a couple of Engine & Main Trans Changes ,Tracking Blades were a Blast ,with a Flag ,Hit by Whirling blades ,Marked with different colored Crayons , Got them under your Thumb, A GO!!! did a 6 month Cruise ,Brought them all back in one piece. Great Squadron I made AD 3 in HS-4 ,Capt .was CDR .C S Tanner Exc was CDR Payne. I transferred to HS-8 as a HSS-1 plane Capt. Went on to retire, as a Naval Reserve with Total of 41 Yrs, ADC

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Historic HS-4 Transitions To HSC-4, 29-Mar-12 : SAN DIEGO (NNS) By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawnte Bryan, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West -- The "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 became Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4, during a transition ceremony at Naval Base Coronado, March 29.

Locations of this unit:

1975/nowNAS North IslandKNZY
1952/75NAS Imperial Beach / Ream FieldKNRS

Models served in this unit: Login to Edit    

1991/nows-70 H-60
1964/91s-61 H-3
1956/64s-58 H-34
1952/56s-55 H-19

Construction Numbers found for HS-4 Help Us    

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrganisationIn other Org
    58-229 hss-1 1956     141583 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-229, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1, 141583, 26Mar56; re+
    61-022 hss-2     148044 : USN; conv SH-3G; HS-4 w/o 22mar78
    61-039 hss-2     148967 : USN; conv SH-3H; HS-4 w/o 19jun81 ditched Indian Ocean
    61-119 hss-2     149703 : USN; SH-3A HS-4 w/o 25feb65
    61-157 hss-2     149738 : USN; conv SH-3H; 01jun87 pictured as /?-615 HS-4 with CVW-15 from USS Carl+
    61-171 hss-2     149902 : USN; conv SH-3H; 07jul87 pictured as /614 HS-4 lowering the AN/ASQ-13 dipp+
    61-199 hss-2     149926 : USN; SH-3A HS-4 w/o 05feb66
    61-214 hss-2     150619 : USN; SH-3A HS-4 w/o 05feb66
    61-250 hss-2     151542 : USN; SH-3A HS-4 w/o 08oct64
    hh-60h     163792 : USN; 2010 HS-4 /
    70-1670 hh-60h     163793 : USN; 2010 HS-4 /NK-7
    70-1677 hh-60h     163798 : USN; 2009 HS-4; 23apr11 pictured as HS-4 /NK-5 on USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 7+
    70-629 sh-60f     164071 : feb12 arrived 309th AMARG ex HS-4 /NK-614
    70-645 sh-60f 1989     164079 : US Navy d/d nov89; 30nov10 to USS Midway Museum restoration hangar with HS+
    70-650 sh-60f     164083 : feb12 arrived 309th AMARG ex HS-4 /NK-612
    70-653 sh-60f     164084 : USN; 2010 HS-4 /NK-611
    : 2011 HS-4 /NK-611
    sh-60f     164090 : USN; HS-4 w/o 06aug91
    70-1695 sh-60f     164458 : USN; 2010 HS-4
    70-2194 hh-60h     165118 : USN; 15mar11 pictured as /NK-6 HS-4 from USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during+
    19 C/N found for HS-4

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