Kaman seasprite

1959

UH-2A


1959





Kaman built 84 Model K-20 HU2K-1 (UH-2A) Seasprite light utility helicopters for the US Navy from 1958-1960, before production switched to the improved HU2K-1U (UH-2B). Survivors were subsequently converted to UH-2C, HH-2C, HH-2D, SH-2D, & SH-2F models.


Organisations

From Organisation with model UH-2A
1962
usa US Navy
    seasprite 256 1962/01
1997
new zealand Royal New Zealand Navy
    seasprite 19 1997/now
2003
australia Fleet Air Arm (RAN)
    seasprite 10 2003/08
Construction Numbers on database of UH-2A

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5 US 147972 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 5, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 14+
6 US 147973 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 6, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 14+
7 US 147974 : Kaman w/o 26jul63
Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 7, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 14+
8 US 147975 : wfu 1964
Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 8, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 14+
9 US 147976 : HU-1 UP w/o 12sep63
Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 9, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 14+
10 US 147977 : wfu 1964
Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 10, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
11 1959 US 147978 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 11, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
US 147978 : xfer US Army as UH-2A Tomahawk; redesig YUH-2A 1963; us+
US 147978 : conv NUH-2B 1968. wfu 1969. to US Army ?
12
US 147979 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 12, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
HC-4 Det.36 /HT-54 Scooter 54 w/o 08apr68 six miles of+
My recall of the event:
13 US 147980 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 13, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1965 UH-2A asg HC-1 Det.E /UP-12 on CV-14 USS Ticondero+
asg HC-4 Det.47 out of NAS Lakehurst, NJ; 1968-1969 asg+
1970 asg HC-4 USS Austin (LPD-4) USS Fort Snelling (LS+
1971 conv HH-2D; 1974 conv SH-2F; sep82 pictured in a +
14 US 147981 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 14, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
UH-2C 1965 UH-2C prototype
15 US 147982 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 15, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
16 US 147983 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 16, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
w/o 14Jun67 UH-2A type asg HC-2 Det.11 /HU-03 op loss
17 US 149013 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 17, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
18 US 149014 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 18, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
Apr66, lost on Maintenance test hop in the Bay at Istan+
19 US 149015 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 19, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1967 UH-2A asg HC-2 Det.60 as /UP-04
Crashed during nite approach to NAS Lemoore due to P/E.+
20 US 149016 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 20, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
21 US 149017 : USN HU2K-1; redesig UH-2A Oct62; redesig HH-2D, 1970; r+
1967, asg HC-4 at NAS LAkehurts ; Det.47 aboard USS Lit+
SH-2F Oct82 pictured (bot) as SH-2F type /TF-21 HSL-33 at NAS+
22 US 149018 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 22, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
23 US 149019 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 23, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
Reported to have crashed at sea during 1963. recovered
24 US 149020 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 24, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
25 1961 US 149021 : USN as UH2K-1, 149021 unk; redesig UH-2A Oct62; redesig+
1965 UH-2A type as HU-1 ( HC-1 ) /UP-2 on USS Midway (C+
1970 at Naval Station Adak, AK
2013 still preserved at the USS Hornet (CV-12) Alameda,+
26sep17 pictured at USS Hornet Museum, Alameda, CA
26 US 149022 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 26, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1965 UH-2A type as HU-1 ( HC-1 ) Det Alpha /UP-? on USS+
27 US 149023 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 27, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1965 asg HU-2 on CVA-38 USS Shangri-La
28 US 149024 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 28, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
known UH-2A type asg HC-7
US Navy in 1993 type:SH-2F /NW-22 HSL-94 ; after soc AM+
AU N29-149024 : Rebuilt as SH-2G(A). RAN 841
29 US 149025 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 29, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
30 US 149026 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 30, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1983 pictured (top) as HSL-30 /HT-030 landing on USS Ni+
date unk SH-2F type HSL-30 ditch off the Virginia Capes+
Sep95 pictured (bot) preserved as gate guardian as HSL-+
31 US 149027 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 31, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
32 US 149028 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 32, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
UH-2A type gear up landing in Thailand with HC-7
33 US 149029 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 33, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
34 US 149030 : USN UH2K-1 Seasprite; redesig UH-2A in 1962; to AMARC+
1967-68 UH-2A type asg HC-1 Det.43 as /UP-15
HC-7 /VH-3
20oct91 SH-2F type pictured with HSL-32 on USS O Bannon+
35 1963 US 149031 : HH-2D Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 35, ff:Apr63; del USN as UH-2+
1966-67 UH-2A type asg HC-2 Det.42 /HU-01
1969 UH-2A type asg HC-2 Det.38 /HU-01
1981 pictured as Kaman HH-2D type HSL-31 /TD-14 landing+
36 US 149032 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 36, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1964-65 UH-2A type asg HU-2 Det.60
w/o 25mar82 lost at sea off of Martha s Vineyard area H+
37 1959 US 149033 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 37, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
HH-2C type as HC-7 /VH-20
38 US 149034 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 38, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
39 US 149035 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 39, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1967-68 UH-2A type as HC-2 /HU-18 on CVA-38 USS Shangri+
40 US 149036 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 40, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
UH-2A type as HC-7 /VH-8
41 US 149739 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 41, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1966-67 UH-2A type asg HC-1 Det.E /UP-17 CV-14 USS Tico+
42 US 149740 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 42, ff?; del USN as HU2K-1 14+
43 US 149741 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 43, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1963-64 UH-2A type asg HU-2 Det.62 /HU-19
1967-68 UH-2C type asg HC-1 Det.61
44 US 149742 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 44, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1966 March, pictured as UH-2A type with HC-1 DetC servi+
1967-68 UH-2A type asg HC-2 Det.42 as /HU-21
45 US 149743 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 45, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1967-68 UH-2A type asg HC-1 Det.43 as /UP-6
UH-2A type as HC-7 /VH-6
Helo assisting departing detachment from HC-7 Det Cubi.+
46 US 149744 : SH-2F Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 46, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1964-65 UH-2A type asg HU-1 Det.L on CVA-19 USS Hancock
1967-68 UH-2A type asg HC-1 Det.G
UH-2A type as HC-7 /VH-7
1968-69 UH-2C type asg HC-1 Det.63
1970 UH-2C type asg HC-1 Det.3 /NF-004 on CVA-31 USS Bo+
Jun/Dec 1982 as HSL-32 Det4 deployed on USS Aylwin (FF-+
w/o 17aug84, crash at sea detatched to the USS Voge (FF+
47 US 149745 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 47, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1965-66 UH-2A type asg HC-1 Det.F as /UP-3
1968-69 UH-2C type asg HC-1 /UP-85 on CVA-64 USS Conste+
1970 UH-2C type asg HC-1 Det.34 /UP-005
w/o 19jun75 SH-2F type as HSL-34 DET-3 /HX-34 USS Aylwi+
48 US 149746 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 48, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
49 US 149747 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 49, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1963-64 UH-2A type as HU-1 /UP-4 on CVA-41 USS Midway
50 US 149748 : USN HU2K-1; redesig UH-2A in 1962; conv SH-2F; HSL-74 /+
Nov67 HC-7 /VH-3; Jan68 HC-7 VH-3 NAF Atsugi, Japan+
08mar68 UH-2B type as HC-7 /VH-3 crashed at Atsugi, Ja+
SH-2F Jun81 as HSL-34 /HX-230 on USS John Hancock (DD-981); A+
March 1985 with HSL-74
51 US 149749 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 51, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
52 US 149750 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 52, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1965-66 seen with HC-1 Det.M on CVAN-65 USS Enterprise
1972 HH-2D type asg HSL-30 Sup Det.40 USS La Salle (AGF+
SH-2F 1988 SH-2F type as VX-1 /JA
53 US 149751 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 53, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
54 US 149752 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 54, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
55 US 149753 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 55, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1966-67 UH-2A type asg HC-2 Det.62
56 US 149754 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 56, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
57 US 149755 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 57, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
UH-2C 1968/70 UH-2C type HC-1
58 US 149756 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 58, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
59 US 149757 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 59, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
60 US 149758 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 60, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1966-67 UH-2A type asg HC-2 Det.42 /HU-02
UH-2C 1970/71 with HC-1 Det7 on Westpac cruise with USS Hanco+
61 US 149759 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 61, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
62 US 149760 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 62, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
reported to have crashed in the woods during 1964
63 US 149761 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 63, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
UH-2A type asg HC-7
28may/28oct 1966 UH-2A type and flown by LT LaRon Stoke+
1977 SH-2F type asg HSL-33
64 US 149762 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 64, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
Quote from USS Constellation (CVA-64) Deck Log for NOV+
UH-2C conv UH-2C, unk; xfer HC-1 , UP-??, unk; asgd USS Gridl+
UH-2C That was a Charlie model H-2 w/aux tanks
65 US 149763 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 65, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
Crashed into the Tyrennian Sea. pilots D.G. Hartman and+
66 US 149764 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 66, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
MOH flight was 19jun68. ALL four crew were rescued by +
known HC-7 /VH-14
67 US 149765 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 67, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1964/65 as UH-2A type HC-1 on CVA-64 USS Constellation
UH-2C 1968/70 UH-2C type HC-1
68 US 149766 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 68, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
69 US 149767 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 69, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
UH-2C 10aug69, UH-2C type with HC-1 Det31 on USS Bon Homme Ri+
70 US 149768 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 70, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1970/71 as UH-2C type HC-1 /UP-005 on CVA-63 USS Kitty +
1975-1978, I was with HSL-34 Det.7 at NAS Norfolk. We d+
Jun82 pictured as HSL-34 /HX-231 on the flight deck of +
71 US 149769 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 71, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1964-65 as UH-2A type HC-1 Det.F /UP-30 on CVA-64 USS C+
1965-66 as HC-1 Det.M /UP-4 CVAN-65 USS Enterprise
Jul71 to spring of 1974 asg NAF Naples, Italy. My last +
Sep82 pictured as HSL-34 /HX-234 during Unitas XXI
72 US 149770 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 72, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1967 as UH-2A at HC-2 Det.66 CVA-66 USS America
SH-2F US Navy; 1988 SH-2F type HSL-36./HY-340
73 US 149771 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 73, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1967-68 UH-2A type asg HC-2 Det.42 /HU-22
74 US 149772 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 74, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1967 UH-2A asg HC-2 Det.59 as /HU-10
UH-2C 1969 pictured as UH-2C type HC-1 /004 on Westpac cruise+
75 US 149773 : USN; conv SH-2F; to AMARC/8H0029
HH-2C type as HC-7 /VH-20 unk
AU N29-149773 : RAN SH-2G(A) /842 from Feb01; 20mar08 rtn to Kaman
US N318KA : Kaman from Mar14, conv to SH-2G(I)
NZ NZ3620 : SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn
76 US 149774 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 76, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
known UH-2A type asg HC-7
77 US 149775 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 77, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1965 as UH-2A type HU-2 Det.38 /HU-03
UH-2C conv UH-2C unk
1970/71 as UH-2C type HC-1 Det.2 /UP-006 on CVA-63 USS +
78 US 149776 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 78, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
w/o 17sep63, I was with HU-1/HC-1, UH-2A 149776 was los+
79 US 149777 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 79, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
If I am not mistaken this went down on 28Jan63 and pilo+
80 US 149778 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 80, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
US 149778 : xfer US Army, period unk; rtnd US Navy, unk.
81 US 149779 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 81, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
known UH-2A type as HC-7 /VH-1, /VH-2 and /VH-5
1977 SH-2F type asg HSL-33
82 US 149780 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 82, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1967 UH-2A type HC-2 Det.11 /HU-07
UH-2C 1969 pictured as HC-1 Det31 /UP-96 #006 on Westpac crui+
1993 SH-2F type HSL-94 /NW-25; Feb94 to AMARC/8H0069
83 US 149781 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 83, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
84 US 149782 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 84, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
85 US 149783 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 85, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
1963-64 UH-2A type asg HU-1 Det.C /UP-10 on CVA-63 USS +
1965 UH-2A type asg HC-1 Det.G CVA-34 USS Oriskany
86 US 149784 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 86, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
87 US 149785 : UH-2C Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 87, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
88 US 149786 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 88, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 1+
84 C/N.

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