usa Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 30

US Navy

HSL-30 Neptunes Horsemen
United States Naval Aviation

1972 to 1993    

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 30
Neptune s Horsemen, tail code HT

1960 - HU-4
1965 - HC-4
1972 - HSL-30

1971, after SERE school I arrived at Lakehurst with HC-4. Later to become HSL-30, moved to Norfolk, Va. Squadron split to HSL-32, I stayed with 30 in w/c 120 Airframes AMH 2 Tony (Cap) Capriglione.
1972, I was in hsl-30 in Lakehurst, we moved to Norfolk where we split into hsl-30 and hsl-32
1972, I was stationed at Lakehurst as member of HSL-30 and operated SH-2D Seasprites. I became a member of a Lamps detachment and our helo was sent to Viet Nam in the Spring of 1972 where we operated off the USS Biddle (DLG). We were deployed for 6 to 7 months if I remember correctly. We operated off N Viet Nam (Yankee Station) around Haiphong. We did ASW, Electronics Warfare and Air/SeaRescue. I believe our detachment was the only H-2 to make a night rescue of a downed pilot. I know we had the most flight ops, most operational hours and least down time than any detachment the squadron had deployed up to that time.
1972-1975, I was with HSL-30 in Lakehurst and then we transferred to Norfolk Virginia. I train David May as a Plane Captain
1973-1976, I was a Search and Rescue Crewman and AE-2 with HSL-30. I attended Both SAR and Quonset Point Sar Swim School. We had the first Female go through Swim School with us
Feb74-Feb77, I was with HSL-30, Det A asg to USNS Harkness (TAGS-32) David Tyrone
1975 to Oct78, I was with HSL-30, Mike Chilson
1975-Aug78, I was with HSL-30, David May
1977-1982, I was with Hassle 30 in the P/P Shop. AD2 Fred Schau , Lost my best friend in 79 , ADAN Paul J. Dellas , Took him home to Ca. and Buried him. Still Serving as Alameda Honor Guard 2016
1978 to 1981, I was with hsl30, would give anything to get my hands on squadron patch or hat lost my stuff in a flood if you can help email me at rdalaska @ yahoo com
1978-1981,I was with HSL-30 in the structures shop, (AMS2) Scott Nunneker
Feb84-Oct85, I was in HSL-30. I was AT shop supervisor AT2 murray. I would like to hear from any old shipmates.would also like to hear from LT hack.e mail me at mannpcm AT yahoo com carry on...
1985-1988, Unfortunately, 30 was the worst experience of my career and the reason i left the military. My dream was to be a career sailor but during this time, 30 was a nightmare. Dishonest COs, master chiefs more concerned with their career than help the sailors under them, and guys getting demoted for unfounded sexual harassment charges. At one point i had to call my congressman in to help me with some stuff. I still love and respect my time served and those that came before and after, but ai said, unfortunate as it was, my career ended here.

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
30 UH-2A 149026 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 30, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149026 unk; redesig +
: 1983 pictured (top) as HSL-30 /HT-030 landing on USS Nicholson (DD-982)
: date unk SH-2F type HSL-30 ditch off the Virginia Capes after an engine fa+
: Sep95 pictured (bot) preserved as gate guardian as HSL-30 /HT-033 NAS Norf+
32 UH-2A 149028 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 32, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149028 unk; redesig +
35 UH-2A 1963 149031 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 35, ff:Apr63; del USN as UH-2A 149031 Apr63; xfe+
50 UH-2A 149748 : Jun81 as HSL-34 /HX-230 on USS John Hancock (DD-981); Aug87 pictured as HS+
52 UH-2A 149750 : 1972 HH-2D type asg HSL-30 Sup Det.40 USS La Salle (AGF-3) painted white V+
55 UH-2A 149753 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 55, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149753 unk; redesig +
70 UH-2A 149768 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 70, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149768 unk; redesig +
72 UH-2A 149770 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 72, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149770 unk; redesig +
96 UH-2B 150146 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite c/n 96, ff?; del USN as UH-2B 150146 unk; redesig UH-+
98 UH-2B 150148 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite c/n 98, ff?; del USN as UH-2B 150148 unk; redesig UH-+
107 UH-2B 150157 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 107, ff?; del USN as HU2K-1U 150157 unk; redesig+
122 UH-2B 150172 : SH-2D type; HSL-30 /HT-unk, w/o 28aug72
137 UH-2B 151300 : conv SH-2F. HSL-30 det.A HT-044 w/o 30jul84
150 UH-2B 151313 : Jun85 as SH-2F type HSL-30 /HT-035
166 UH-2B 151329 : USN; conv to SH-2F; Aug84 pictured with HSL-30 airlifting a heart attack v+
: ex HSL-30. Arrived AMARC 28 May 1993, departed 15 Jul 1998 for Kaman (for +
Royal Australian Navy N29-151329 : RAN SH-2G(A) /846 from Feb01; 20mar08 rtn to Kaman
Kaman N424KM : Kaman from Mar14, conv to SH-2G(I)
Royal New Zealand Navy NZ3616 : SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn
184 UH-2B 152200 : 1989 reported as HSL-30 /HT-043; fate unk
185 UH-2B 152201 : USN HU2K-1U; redesig UH-2B in 1962; HSL-30 /HT-042, unk; preserved on di+
190 UH-2B 152206 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 190, ff?; del USN as HU2K-1U 158206 unk; redesig+
18 serials found for HSL-30

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