usa Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Nine

US Navy


HS-9 Sea Griffins
United States Naval Aviation

1956 to 1993    





Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Nine
Sea Griffins, tail code HE

1964-1968 - SH-3A
1969-1976 - SH-3D

1976-1993 - SH-3H



1980, participated in the movie The Final Countdown
1981-1984 I was a plane captain A/F trouble shooter USS Nimitz 2 Med and 2 Caribbean USS Carl Vincent 1 Caribbean. I beleive 610=148995, 611=149898, 612=148995, 614=149734, 615=149735,616=152132,617=SH=3D=149000. We nick named 617 The Truck,received it from Rota Spain 82-83 cruze. I beleive it went to the Ike. and heard later that it had crashed.

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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1976/93NAS JacksonvilleKNIP
1956/68Quonset StateKOQU

Models

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YearsModels
1976/93s-61 H-3
1964/68s-61 H-3
1956/64s-58 H-34

List of aircraft

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List of Aircraft for HS-9
C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
58-147 hss-1 1955 138468 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-147, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 138468, 01Dec55; w/o+
58-211 hss-1 1956 141577 : Sikorsky HSS-1, cn 58-211, ff:?; del USN as HSS-1, 141577, 12Feb56; w/o as+
58-252 hss-1 1956 141594 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-252, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1, 141594, 28Apr56; w/+
61-017 hss-2 148039 : US Navy; 1989 SH-3H type HS-9./AJ-611
US Marine Corps 148039 : 1973-1974 SH-3G type as HMX-1 /MX-16
61-030 hss-2 148052 : 1988 SH-3H type HS-9 /AJ-616
61-056 hss-2 148984 : USN; conv SH-3H; HS-9 w/o 17aug77
61-069 hss-2 148995 : 1980 as HS-9 /AJ-736 Sea Griffins in movie The Final Countdown on board t+
61-073 hss-2 148999 : USN; conv SH-3H; 10dic87 pictured (top) with Brazilian N3013 during Topex +
61-090 hss-2 149681 : USN; SH-3A HS-9 w/o 12feb63
61-106 hss-2 149693 : USN; conv SH-3H; w/o 07jan78 /AJ-734 HS-9 USS Nimitz (CVN-68) Mediterranea+
61-117 hss-2 149702 : US Navy; 1988 SH-3H type HS-9./AJ-610
Carson Helicopters N349RH : Caston; 2008 Perkasie, Pennsylvania; ex 149702
61-128 hss-2 149711 : US Navy; 1988 SH-3H type HS-9./AJ-612
61-131 hss-2 149714 : USN; SH-3A HS-9 w/o 14nov63
61-133 hss-2 149716 : USN; SH-3A HS-9 w/o 12jul68
61-134 hss-2 149717 : USN; conv to SH-3H; 09oct87 pictured as as /AJ-614 HS-9 on USS Theodore Ro+
: 1988 SH-3H type HS-9./AJ-614
61-153 hss-2 149735 : USN; conv SH-3H; 1992 as /AA-611 HS-9 on USS Saratoga (CV-60); 1994 AMARC/+
61-167 hss-2 149898 : USN; conv SH-3H; Sep.1980 as /AJ-731 HS-9 on USS Nimitz (CVN-68); 1994 AMA+
US Department of State N898WC : State Dept from Dec10
: State Dept from Dec10; Dec13 f/f as a S-61T
61-201 hss-2 149928 : USN SH-3A; 1966 HS-9 /AW-63 USS Randolph (CVS-15); w/o 29mar67
: I was a crewman on the USS Randolph (CVS-15) with HS-9 helo squadron. Off+
61-302 sh-3a 152109 : 1989 SH-3H type HS-9./AJ-615
Croman Corp N613CK : Croman Corp; firefighting; 17jul09 flipped onto its side at Trinity Alps W+
61-323 sh-3a 152129 : USN; May68 as /AW-60 HS-9 on USS Essex (CVS-9); conv SH-3H; 01aug85 pictur+
Peruvian Navy HM-495 : Naval, UH-3H type, ex 152129



Operations


DatesOperation
jan-91apr-91IQ Operation Desert Shield/Storm



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