australia 725 squadron

Fleet Air Arm (RAN)



1958 to present    




Originally formed as a Royal Navy unit between Aug 1943 and Dec 1945. Reformed as a RAN unit on 13 Jan 1958 at Nowra as a fixed wing Fleet Requirements and Communications unit, it became an ASW training unit in May 1959, before disbanding into 724 Squadron in May 1961.
Reformed on 1 Nov 1962 at Nowra, this time as a rotary wing anti-submarine squadron with Wessex HAS.31. It shadowed and supported 817 Squadron during much of this period. It disbanded on 27 Dec 1975.

On December 2012 was announced 725 Squadron will be reactivated to train crews for the new MH-60R Seahawk helicopters. 816 Squadron will transition from the S-70-B2 Seahawk to the MH-60R as the operational unit.
Took delivery of 2 MH-60R from Lockheed Martin at NAS Jacksonville in late 2013, with 2 more in Feb 2014.
On October 2014 hits 1,000 training flight hours in the MH-60R Seahawk. The milestone was achieved during an exercise with a Peruvian Navy Type 209 submarine. 725 Squadron scheduled to return home from US Naval Station Jacksonville Florida next December.

Officially commissioned with the MH-60R on June 11, 2015 at Nowra. First "Australian-made" students graduated on October 2015

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News about this Rotary Wing Unit :

24th and Final MH-60R Seahawk to Australia, 28-Jul-16 : The 24th, and final, MH-60R Seahawk was delivery to the Royal Australian Navy. The Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program was started in June 2011 to replace the S-70B2

Australian Navy Trained MH-60R Crews Graduate, 25-May-16 : Royal Australian Navy 725 Squadron graduated trainees of the first MH-60R Seahawk Basic Operational Flight Training course

First Australian MH-60R Aircrew Graduates, 13-Oct-15 : Royal Australian Navy training unit 725 Squadron completed first aircrew courses for the MH-60R Seahawk "ROMEO" helicopter

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YearsLocationICAO/FAA
2015/nowNowraYSNW
2013/14US NAS JacksonvilleKNIP
1962/75NowraYSNW
1958/61NowraYSNW
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2013/nowMH-60R Seahawk
1962/75wessex



Construction Numbers (Not all in unit) Help Us

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
70-4029 mh-60r 2013 N48-001: RAN /(9)01 BuNo 168814 f/f Jun13, pictured Stratford, Connecticut, USA
N48-001: RAN d/d 10dec13
N48-001: 27apr15 with 725 Squadron at Nowra
70-4037 mh-60r 2013 N48-002: RAN /(9)02 BuNo 168815 d/d 10dec13
70-4049 mh-60r 2014 N48-003: RAN /(9)03 BuNo 168816 from Oct14
N48-003: Feb15 first Romeo embarked. HMAS Perth at Sydney
70-4058 mh-60r 2014 N48-004: RAN /(9)04 BuNo 168817 from Oct14
70-4333 mh-60r N48-005: RAN /(9)05 BuNo 168818; Oct14 at NAS Jacksonville, FL
N48-005: 24feb15 on static display at Avalon 2015
70-4347 mh-60r N48-006: RAN /(9)06 BuNo 168819
70-4354 mh-60r N48-007: RAN /(9)07 BuNo 168820
N48-007: Nov07 video departing HMNZS Canterbury (L421) during Exercise Mahi Tang+
70-4360 mh-60r N48-008: RAN /(9)08 BuNo 168821; Mar16 pictured during ASW exercises with HMAS Rank+
N48-008: embarked on HMAS Canberra during Open House celebration in Sydney
70-4364 mh-60r N48-009: RAN /(9)09 BuNo 168822
mh-60r N48-010: RAN /(9)10 BuNo 168823
mh-60r N48-011: RAN /(9)11 BuNo 168824
70-4426 mh-60r N48-012: RAN /(9)12 BuNo 168825
mh-60r N48-013: RAN /(9)13 BuNo 168826
70-4438 mh-60r N48-014: RAN /(9)14 BuNo 168827
70-4452 mh-60r N48-015: RAN /(9)15 BuNo 168828
70-4459 mh-60r N48-016: RAN /(9)16 BuNo 168829
70-4462 mh-60r N48-017: RAN /(9)17 BuNo 168830
70-4465 mh-60r N48-018: RAN /(9)18 BuNo 168831
70-4811 mh-60r N48-019: RAN /(9)19 BuNo 168832
70-4814 mh-60r N48-020: RAN /(9)20 BuNo 168833
70-4816 mh-60r N48-021: RAN /(9)21 BuNo 168834
70-4818 mh-60r N48-022: RAN /(9)22 BuNo 168835
mh-60r N48-023: RAN /(9)23 BuNo 168836
mh-60r 2016 N48-024: RAN /(9)24 BuNo 168837 from 12sep16
wa200 has.31 1962 N7-200: Built at Yeovil, f/f 9 Aug 62, d/d RAN 4 Sep 62. Initially wore code 880, +
N7-200: Westland Wessex HAS.31, c/n WA200, f/f 09/08/62; del RAN as Wessex HAS.31,+
N7-200: took part in relief operations as HS-817/810, from HMAS Melbourne.
wa201 has.31 1962 N7-201: Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA201, f/f:14/08/62; del RAN as N7-201, 881, +
wa202 has.31 1962 N7-202: Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA202, f/f:31/08/62; del RAN as N7-202, 882, +
N7-202: took part in relief operations as HS-817/812, from HMAS Melbourne.
- N7-202: to Darwin Aviation Museum as one of the founding exhibits, in Navy colours as N7-202/(8)12. After a ...
wa203 has.31 1962 N7-203: Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA203, f/f:26/09/62; del RAN as N7-203, 883, +
wa204 has.31 1962 N7-204: Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA204, f/f:22/10/62; del RAN as N7-204, 884, +
wa205 has.31 1962 N7-205: Westland Wessex HAS.31, c/n WA205, f/f 26/10/62; del RAN as N7-205, 885, u+
wa206 has.31 1962 N7-206: Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA206, f/f:15/11/62; del RAN as N7-206, 886, +
wa207 has.31 1962 N7-207: Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA207, f/f:20/11/62; del RAN as N7-207, 887, +
wa208 has.31 1962 N7-208: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA208, f/f:28/11/62; del RAN as N7-208, 818, 2+
wa209 has.31 1962 N7-209: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA209, f/f:15/12/62, del RAN as N7-209, 819, 1+
N7-209: Burnt at Nowra fire dump
N7-209: Maintenance crew also aboard during the ditching were: LSATA Greg Edwards +
wa210 has.31 1962 N7-210: Westland Wessex Mk.31, c/n WA210, f/f:20/12/62, del RAN as 820, unk; Withd+
wa211 has.31 1963 N7-211: Westland Wessex Mk.31A f/f 14jan63; RAN d/d 02dec63 as N7-211 /821; w/o +
N7-211: 1969 ditching, if my memory serves me correct, there was an naval exercise+
wa212 has.31 1963 N7-212: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA212, f/f:18/01/63; del RAN as N7-212, 822, 1+
- N7-212: preserved at Richard Winterburn aircraft museum at Heathcote Vic
wa213 has.31 1963 N7-213: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA213, f/f:18/02/63; del RAN as N7-213, 823, 0+
wa214 has.31 1963 N7-214: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA214, f/f:18/02/63; de; RAN as N7-214, 824, +
- N7-214: Nov17 at Caboolture, QLD stored outside
wa215 has.31 1963 N7-215: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA215, f/f:07/03/63; del RAN as N7-215, 825, 1+
N7-215: This aircraft did not crash at night!
N7-215: I flew out to the rig on 825 with my team (SASR) for a familiarisation of +
N7-215: Airframe preserved at Schneider Collection, Rupanyup, by Mar 2008
wa216 has.31 1963 N7-216: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA216, f/f:14/03/63; del RAN as N7-216, 826, 2+
N7-216: Preserved at Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney by 2008
wa217 has.31 1963 N7-217: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA217, f/f:08/04/63; del RAN as N7-217, 827, 2+
N7-217: On loan to Queensland Air Museum at Caloundra in March 2002, Still present+
wa218 has.31 1963 N7-218: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA218, f/f:09/04/63; del RAN as N7-218, 828, 2+
wa219 has.31 1963 N7-219: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA219, f/f:24/04/63; del RAN as N7-219, 829, 0+
- N7-219: at Dubbo Military Museum, until collection auctioned off in Nov 2006.
wa220 has.31 1963 N7-220: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA220, f/f:09/05/63; del RAN as N7-220, 830, 2+
wa221 has.31 1963 N7-221: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA221, f/f:23/05/63; del RAN as N7-221, 831, 2+
- N7-221: to Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra in Navy colours as N7-221/836.
wa222 has.31 1963 N7-222: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA222, f/f:21/06/63; del RAN as N7-222, 832, 2+
wa223 has.31 1963 N7-223: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA223, f/f:22/07/63; del RAN as N7-223, 833, 0+
wa224 has.31 1963 N7-224: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA224, f/f:06/08/63; del RAN as N7-224, 834, 2+
N7-224: Preserved at SAAM, Port Adeliade since at least 2000. Still there Mar 2008+
wa225 has.31 1963 N7-225: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA225, f/f:13/08/63; del RAN as N7-225, 835, 0+
wa226 has.31 1963 N7-226: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA226, f/f:16/08/63; del RAN as N7-226, 836, 0+
51 C/N found in this Organisation.


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