usa Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Three

US Navy

HS-3 Tridents
United States Naval Aviation

1952 to 2009    


Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Three
Tridents, tail code HW then HB

1954-1957 HO4S / H-19
1957-1962 HHS-1 / H-34
1962-1967 SH-3A
1967-1978 SH-3D
1978-1991 SH-3H
1991-2009 SH-60F / HH-60H

On 1 July 2009, was redesignated Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron NINE ( HSC-9 )

1959-1962, I served on HS-3. Soa2 Cruised on USS Valley Forge (CVS-45), USS Lake Champain (CVS-39) and the USS Intrepid. Love that time in my life
1968-1969, We were based in NAS Norfolk, then we moved to Quonset Pt RI in 1970!

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1957/09NAS JacksonvilleKNIP
1952/57Elizabeth CityKECG

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1991/09s-70 H-60
1962/91s-61 H-3
1957/62s-58 H-34
1954/57s-55 H-19

Construction Numbers for HS-3 Help Us

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
58-145 hss-1 1955 138466 : 1958 pictured as HS-3 /HB-64 on USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39)
South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) 138466 : xfer to VNAF as UH-34G, 138466, 25Apr69; w/o 12Sep69.
Air America H-69 : xfer to Air America as H-69, Aug69; soc 15Jul71.
Lao People's Armed Forces 8466 : xfer Royal Laotian Air Force as UH-34G, 8466, 15Jul71; current 01Apr72.
58-121 hss-1 1955 139023 : 1958 pictured as HS-3 /HB-57 on USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39). BuNo 138466 +
South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) 139023 : xfer to VNAF as UH-34G, unk; w/o 10Jan69.
58-707 hss-1 1958 143937 : 1958 pictured as HS-3 /HB-51 on USS Tarawa (CVS-40)
- HD120 : wfu & stor MASDC as HD0120, 07Jun70, soc 20May77; xfer Allied Aircraft Sal+
- N85128 : xfer Tundra Helicopters [?] Fairbanks AK, as N85128, unk, [FAA reports sta+
61-075 hss-2 149001 : USN; SH-3A HS-3 w/o 13may64
61-082 hss-2 149008 : USN; SH-3A HS-3 w/o 01jun66
61-101 hss-2 149684 : USN; conv SH-3H; 1990 pictured as /AA-611 HS-3 USS Independence (CV-62) c+
61-110 hss-2 149696 : USN; conv SH-3G; HS-3 w/o 13sep81
61-142 hss-2 149725 : USN SH-3A; conv SH-3H; Apr83 pictured (top) as /NE-1 HS-2 USS Kitty Hawk+
Indian Navy IN540 : Indian Navy /40 2007, UH-3H type
61-308 sh-3a 152115 : USN; conv SH-3H; 14may92 as /613 HS-3 pictured on USS Saratoga (CV-60); 09+
US Department of State N434QL : State Dept from Aug11
US Department of State N115WK : Conversion to S-61T. Department of State Property
61-326 sh-3a 152131 : USN; conv SH-3H; 22mar86 pictured as /AA-616 HS-3 with CVW-17 from USS Sar+
61-341 sh-3d 152690 : USN; HS-3 w/o 21jan67
61-353 sh-3d 152698 : USN; HS-3 w/o 18sep69
61-371 sh-3d 152706 : USN; HS-3 w/o 15sep68
61-390 sh-3d 154104 : USN; HS-3 w/o 04dec69
61-448 sh-3d 156502 : USN; HS-3 w/o 18jun71
61-450 sh-3d 156504 : USN; HS-3 w/o 12feb71
70-1675 hh-60h 163796 : US Navy in 2009 deployed aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71. /AJ-616 HS-+
70-1590 sh-60f 164104 : US Navy in 2006 deployed aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69. AG-611 HS+
70-1688 sh-60f 164451 : US Navy; Apr09 HS-3 /AJ-611 aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
Spanish Navy HT.23-13-10013 : Armada Española from Jun14
70-1691 sh-60f 164454 : US Navy; 2009 HS-3 /AJ-610 aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
Spanish Navy HT.23-14-10014 : Armada Española from Jun14
70-2284 hh-60h 165120 : 12jan09 pictured (bottom) as HS-3 /AJ-614 with USS San Antonio (LPD 17) pa+
70-2288 hh-60h 165255 : USN; w/o 13mar97 HS-3 /AJ-615 ditch off North Carolina. 4 fatalities
22 serials found for HS-3


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