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61-001 1959 US 147137 : Sikorsky S-61A c/n 61-001 ff 11mar59; del USN as XHSS-2+
61-002 1959 US 147138 : Sikorsky S-61A c/n 61-002 ff 1959; del USN as XHSS-2 14+
rh-3a redesig RH-3A 1968 for Mine Countermeasures mission of +
61-003 1959 US 147139 : rh-3a USN YHSS-2; redesig SH-3A; conv to RH-3A; w/o 08jan72
rh-3a 14nov64
redesig RH-3A 1968 for Mine Countermeasures mission of +
09jan69 deployed aboard USS Catskill (MCS-1) to HC-7 De+
61-004 1959 US 147140 : Sikorsky S-61A c/n 61-004 ff 1959; del USN as XHSS-2 14+
rh-3a 14dec65
rh-3a unk source/date pictured as RH-3A type /GF-43 VC-8
redesig UH-3A, 31mar72
Is a static display at the Pacific Missile Range Facili+
61-005 1959 US 147141 : rh-3a Sikorsky S-61A c/n 61-005 ff 1959; del USN as XHSS-2 14+
pictured unk source/date at NAS Point Mugu
rh-3a 6oct64
conv to UH-3A, 28mar72
61-006 1959 US 147142 : Sikorsky S-61A c/n 61-006 ff 1959; del USN as XHSS-2 14+
rh-3a 14dec65
conv to UH-3A, 1apr72
61-007 1959 US 147143 : Sikorsky S-61A c/n 61-007 ff 1959; del USN as XHSS-2 14+
w/o 2may60
61-008 1959 US 147144 : rh-3a USN YHSS-2; redesig SH-3A; conv to RH-3A; w/o 21sep71
rh-3a 14dec65
09jan69 deployed aboard USS Catskill (MCS-1) to HC-7 De+
w/o 21sep71 attached to Barking Sands Pacific Missile R+
61-009 1959 US 147145 : vh-3a Sikorsky S-61A c/n 61-009 ff 1959; del USN as XHSS-2 14+
soc 21aug79
61-010 1959 US 147146 : USN YHSS-2, redesig SH-3A 1962; 1989 UH-3A type; 1991+
rh-3a 6may66
conv to UH-3A, 1apr72
1990 PMRF Barking Sands was great fun making the Movie!
61-011 1959 US 148033 : Sikorsky S-61A c/n 61-011 ff 1959; del USN as YHSS-2 14+
nh-3a redesig NH-3A Oct62; ff as NH-3A 21May65, achieved top+
soc 08aug73
61-012 1960 US 148034 : USN; conv SH-3G; HC-1 w/o 22jul74
One of the original 10 HSS-2's delivered to Key West fo+
sh-3g 24aug71 conv to SH-3G
www.logbookmag.com reports: "61-012, HSS-2, 148034, Not+
This tragic incident I saw with my own eyes. The USS Ra+
I was with RVAH-13, Reconnaissance Attack Squadron Thir+
61-013 US 148035 : sh-3d US Navy; 1989 SH-3D type HS-75./NW-610
uh-3h USN; conv SH-3H; conv UH-3H; 1998 Stricken from US Navy+
sh-3g 19nov71
sh-3h 1may76
61-014 US 148036 : hh-3a USN, redesig SH-3A Oct62; conv HH-3A, to HC-7
hh-3a 16jan70
Jan70 It is believed was received by HC-7 Atsugi Japan +
1975 to HC-9 until Jul90 when HC-9 was disestablished a+
sh-3h 1989 SH-3H type HS-1 /AR-421
61-015 US 148037 : sh-3g Sikorsky S-61A c/n 61-015 ff?; del USN as HSS-2 148037 +
vh-3a 21oct70
sh-3g 26nov84
w/o 30jul87, asg HC-2, on routine flight from Bahrain t+
61-016 US 148038 : rh-3a USN HSS-2 148038 d/d HS-1 18sep62; Oct62 redesig SH-3A;+
rh-3a 6oct64
conv to UH-3A, 28mar72
15may15 to Pax Museum
US : Croman Corp 1996-2011, spares
: Clayton International at Georgia from 2011
61-017 US 148039 : USN, 1962 redesig SH-3A
One of the original 10 HSS-2's delivered to the Fleet I+
sh-3g 22jan72 conv to SH-3G
sh-3h 05aug80 conv to SH-3H
1989 SH-3H type as /AJ-611 HS-9
uh-3h conv UH-3H; 04Oct99 Stricken from US Navy list
US 148039 : 1973-1974 SH-3G type as HMX-1 /MX-16
61-018 US 148040 : rh-3a USN; YHSS-2; conv to RH-3A minesweeper.
rh-3a 6oct64
09jan69 deployed aboard USS Catskill (MCS-1) to HC-7 De+
conv to UH-3A, 28mar72
61-019 US 148041 : vh-3a USN; YHSS-2; conv UH-3A; conv HMX-1 VH-3A ?
rh-3a 12oct64
conv to UH-3A, 28mar72
conv to UH-3A, 28mar72
61-020 US 148042 : Del to USN as HSS-2; Redesig as SH-3A in 1962; Conv to +
sh-3g 27dec71
sh-3h 2jul76
sh-3h US Navy; 1989 SH-3H type HS-1 ./AR-442
61-021 US 148043 : USN HSS-2, redesig as SH-3A in 1962
sh-3g Dec71 conv to SH-3G
US 148043 : sh-3g 1973-1974 SH-3G type pictured (pic1) as HMX-1 /MX-15 at+
US 148043 : sh-3h May76 conv to SH-3H
24jan85 SH-3H type pictured (pic2) as HS-6 /613 on USS +
1989 HS-75 /NW-612
04+05jun94 SH-3H type HS-5 ./AG-614 embarked USS George+
uh-3h conv UH-3H
Apr99 UH-3H HC-85 / NW-614
2005 preserved at Hawaii Museum of Flying, NAS Barbers +
61-022 US 148044 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G; HS-4 w/o 22mar78
sh-3g 10apr72
sh-3h 3feb77
Crashed and burned out of NAS Fallon in remote area us+
61-023 US 148045 : vh-3a YHSS-2; conv UH-3A; conv HMX-1 VH-3A ?
sh-3g 17jan72
sh-3h 1nov78
sh-3h US Navy; 1989 SH-3H type HS-1 ./AR-445
uh-3h Jan09 pictured as UH-3H SAR type at Naval air station P+
PE HM-492 : uh-3h Naval, UH-3H type, ex 148045
61-024
US 148046 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G; 1978 AMARC; VC-8/GF-26 w/o 22jan85 cra+
sh-3g 26jan71
I was Photographers Mate in the Navy stationed at Roose+
23jan85 search
61-025 US 148047 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G; 1993 AMARC/9H0045
sh-3g 11jan72
1990s SG-3G HC-1 /UP-723
Jun10 as HC-2 /HU-744 SH-3G VIP COMUSNAVCENT ( Commande+
US N47WN : State Dept from Aug10
61-026 US 148048 : One of the original 10 HSS-2's in the Fleet Indoctrinat+
sh-3g 07jan72 conv to SH-3G
sh-3h 27oct76 conv to SH-3H
1986-1988 aboard USS Midway (CV-41)
Apr99 UH-3H HC-85 / NW-610
08jul05 Stricken from US Navy list
61-027 US 148049 : uh-3h USN, redesig SH-3A; conv SH-3H; conv UH-3H; 29nov06 Str+
date unk, as SH-3A in HC-7 Atsugi Japan inventory
with HC-7 3nov68 to 12nov70
sh-3g 10dec71
sh-3h 19jul76
Apr99 UH-3H HC-85 / NW-612
61-028 US 148050 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G; conv SH-3H; to civ
sh-3g 3apr72
US N81725 : Carson; 2001 Perkasie, Pennsylvania
61-029 US 148051 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G
One of the original 10 HSS-2's delivered to the Fleet I+
1989 SH-3G type NAS Jacksonville base flight./7E-051
61-030 US 148052 : USN SH-3A; conv SH-3G
sh-3h 1988 SH-3H type HS-9 /AJ-616
uh-3h 24mar02 UH-3H type, as HC-2 /HU-725 embarked USS Mount +
26jul05 asg HC-2 stricken from US Navy list
Preserved on display at NAS Norfolk, VA
61-036 US 148964 : Del to USN as HSS-2; redesig as SH-3A in 1962; conv to +
1995 SH-3H type HS-75 /NW-616
uh-3h 29oct03 picture as HC-85 /NW-620 at MCAS Miramar
2006 UH-3H type as HSC-85 /NW-00; Dec07 wfu
61-037 US 148965 : 27feb89 pictured on USS Constellation (CV-64) as NK-611+
US Navy in 1995 type:SH-3H HS-1/AR-402
IN IN535 : uh-3h Indian Navy 2007, UH-3H type
61-038 US 148966 : USN; 1980 pictured as /NL-720 HS-8 CVW-15 USS Kitty Haw+
Apr81 as SH-3H with HS-10 at NAS North Island, CA
US N611CK : Croman Corp from 2003
Nov18 as Croman SH-3H (Croman Corp bought the aircraft +
61-039 US 148967 : USN; conv SH-3H; HS-4 w/o 19jun81 ditched Indian Ocean
I was in it when it was ditched and lost at sea. Never +
61-040 US 148968 : USN; SH-3A w/o Feb66 HS-2 USS Hornet (CVS-12)
61-041 US 148969 : sh-3h US Navy; Aug91 SH-3H type HC-1 /UP-764
USN; conv SH-3H; 1994 AMARC
US N969WL : s-61t State Dept from Dec10, S-61T type
61-042 US 148970 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G; 1993 AMARC
61-043 US 148971 : uh-3h USN; conv SH-3G; conv SH-3H; 10feb82 pictured as /NG-61+
conv UH-3H; 2004 HC-11 /700; 17oct05 Stricken from US N+
61-044 US 148972 : USN; conv SH-3H
conv to SH-3H 10nov76; w/o 22may62 with HS-2
61-045 US 148973 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G; hull at NAF Atsugi, Japan by 1999
pictured as HC-1 /NK-722 date unk
61-046 US 148974 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G; HS-1 w/o 02nov80
61-047 US 148975 : USN; SH-3A HS-2 w/o 17nov66
61-048 US 148976 : USN; conv SH-3H; HS-2 w/o 19oct85
61-049 US 148977 : 08nov73 SH-3A type, asg HS-85 /NW-507, CVSGR-80
sh-3h 1989 SH-3H type, asg HS-15 /AE-612
UH-3H type, asg TAW-5 /401 at Pensacola Base Flt
28sep07-28oct09 AMARG/AN9H0121; to FMS Peru
PE HM-494 : uh-3h Naval, UH-3H type, ex 148977
61-050 US 148978 : USN; fate unknown
w/o 3may62 with HS-3
61-051 1961 US 148979 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G; pictured (top) as HC-1 /UP-727
HC-1 /UP-727, when disbanded all helos went to HS-74
pictured (bot) on amphibious transport dock USS Plymout+
w/o 27apr81 with HC-1 Det 2
crashed on a small island in the pacific during a radio+
61-052 US 148980 : sh-3h US Navy; 1989 SH-3H type HS-1 ./AR-449
uh-3h USN; conv SH-3H; conv UH-3H; 1995 AMARC; 08sep00 Strick+
61-053 US 148981 : uh-3h USN; conv SH-3H; conv UH-3H; 1993 AMARC
61-054 US 148982 : USN; SH-3A HS-2 w/o 27aug67
61-055 US 148983 : USN; conv SH-3H; 1994 AMARC
US N983WW : s-61t State Dept from Dec10, conv to S-61T; See also N705WW
61-056 US 148984 : Sikorsky S-61, c/n 61-056, ff:?; del USN as HSS-2, 1489+
USN; conv SH-3H; HS-9 w/o 17aug77
61-057 US 148985 : USN; SH-3A; May 1967 pictured on USS Mahan (DLG-11) as +
61-058 US 148986 : sh-3h US Navy; 1989 SH-3H type HS-15./AE-615
uh-3h USN; conv SH-3H; conv UH-3H; NAS Pensacola; 17may05 Str+
61-061 US 148987 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G; VC-8 w/o 27apr87
61-062 US 148988 : USN; conv SH-3H; Feb94 as /611 USS Independence (CV-62)+
US N434LF : State Dept from May11
US N988AW : s-61t State Dept, S-61T type
61-063
US 148989 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G
1980-1982 SH-3A type (last flying) HC-1 Det. 6
US N81664 : Carson; 2001 Perkasie, Pennsylvania; ex 148989
61-064 US 148990 : USN; conv SH-3H; 1995 AMARC; 08jan03 Stricken from US N+
61-065 1961 US 148991 : USN; fate unk
w/o 22oct62 with HS-9
61-066 US 148992 : USN; conv SH-3H; HS-8 w/o 16mar81
61-067 US 148993 : USN; SH-3A HS-2 w/o 02nov65
61-068 1961 US 148994 : USN; fate unk
w/o 15oct62 with HS-10
61-069 US 148995 : USN; conv to SH-3H
1980 as HS-9 /AJ-736 Sea Griffins in movie The Final C+
w/o 12jan87 HS-11 /AB-612
61-070 US 148996 : USN; conv SH-3H; 1994 AMARC/9H0069
Jul12 On its way to Carson Helicopters. Was mothballed +
61-071 US 148997 : USN; conv SH-3H; 1993 AMARC/9H0058
61-072 US 148998 : USN; conv SH-3H; 1993 HS-1
61-073 US 148999 : USN; conv SH-3H; 10dic87 pictured (pic1) with Brazilian+
1994 pictured (pic2) as HS-4 /NT-66 appear on Apollo 13+
Jun65 was the actual recovery helicopter for the Gemini+
retired to Davis-Monthan Boneyard right after flying in+
Preserved at USS Hornet Museum
26sep17 pictured (pic3) at USS Hornet Museum, Alameda, +
61-074 US 149000 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G; 1975 to 1980 AMARC/9H0008; 1986 NAS Ro+
US N81692 : Carson; 2001 Perkasie, Pennsylvania; ex 149000
61-075 US 149001 : USN; SH-3A HS-3 w/o 13may64
61-076 US 149002 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G; HC-7 Cubi Point w/o 29dec71
29dec71 at John Hay AFB Baguio, Luzon, Philippines. Cr+
61-077 US 149003 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G; 1977-1980 AMARC/9H0007; Test pilot sch+
1982-1984 flew this aircraft as station bird NS Rota Sp+
61-078 1961 US 149004 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G; fate unk
w/o 18oct62 with HS-9
61-079 US 149005 : uh-3h USN; conv SH-3H; conv UH-3H; 29oct03 pictured with HC-8+
61-080 US 149006 : uh-3h USN; conv SH-3H; conv UH-3H; 28sep05 Stricken from US N+
61-081 US 149007 : USN; SH-3A HS-75 w/o 06dec70
Aircraft crashed in Jersey woods approx 20m from Home b+
61-082 US 149008 : USN; SH-3A HS-3 w/o 01jun66
61-083 1962 US 149009 : USN HSS-2 (Sikorsky S-61B); xfer USAF as CH-3A 62-12571
US 62-12571 : USAF CH-3A, ex HHS-2 type; xfer 551st EWCW Otis AFB, M+
US N1043T : Croman Corp from 1982
Nov18 S-61A type, flies on wild land firefighting ope+
61-084 US 149010 : sh-3g US Navy HSS-2, redesig SH-3A; conv SH-3G; conv SH-3H; +
61-085 1962 US 149011 : Sikorsky S-61B, c/n 61-085, ff?; del USN as HSS-2 14901+
US 62-12572 : Sikorsky S-61B, c/n 61-085, ff?; del USN as HSS-2 14901+
61-087 1962 US 149012 : Sikorsky S-61B, c/n 61-087, ff?; del USN as HSS-2 14901+
US 62-12573 : Sikorsky S-61B, c/n 61-087, ff?; del USN as HSS-2 14901+
US N1049G : Emergency Patrol Air Services 1979-1988
61-088 US 149679 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G; 28mar82 pictured as HC-1 /UP COMSEVEN+
Aug91 SH-3G type HC-1 /UP-723
US N694CC : Croman Corp at White City, Oregon from 1995, ex 149679
61-089 US 149680 : USN; fate unk
w/o 22jun62 with HS-5
61-090 US 149681 : USN; SH-3A HS-9 w/o 12feb63
61-091 US 149682 : hh-3a USN; conv HH-3A; 14oct83 pictured with HC-9 Protectors;+
61-092 US 149683 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G; 1977 to AMARC/9H0005
61-095 US 149685 : USN; SH-3A HS-2 w/o 20jun67
61-096 US 149686 : USN; SH-3A HS-10 w/o 30jan64
61-097 US 149687 : sh-3h US Navy; 1989 SH-3H type HS-15./AE-611
04+05jun94 SH-3H type HS-5 ./AG-610 embarked USS George+
29 May 1999, stored at Dothan
USN; conv SH-3H; to civ Croman ?
61-099 US 149688 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G; 1992 to AMARC/9H0035; 2006 preserved M+
: Sep10 trailered to Victorville, CA, and scrapped by Sc+
61-100 US 149689 : USN; SH-3A HS-6 w/o 26may63
61-101 US 149684 : sh-3h US Navy; 1989 SH-3H type HS-15./AE-610
uh-3h USN; conv SH-3H; 1990 pictured as /AA-611 HS-3 USS Ind+
61-102 US 149690 : USN; conv SH-3H; 27nov79 Stricken from US Navy list
61-104 US 149691 : USN; SH-3A HS-11 w/o 26feb64
61-105 US 149692 : USN; SH-3A HS-2 w/o 13may67
Military 1965 Age: 20 US ATN Thomas F. Cullen, from NJ +
the helicopter had a sonar device attached to a 'boom' +
61-106 US 149693 : USN; conv SH-3H; w/o 07jan78 /AJ-734 HS-9 USS Nimitz (C+
61-107 US 149694 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G; 1977 to AMARC/9H0006; back to service;+
1989 SH-3G type NAS Oceana base flight./7R-694
61-109 US 149695 : sh-3g US Navy; conv SH-3G; 1995 preserved Gate Guardian NAS +
61-110 US 149696 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G; HS-3 w/o 13sep81
61-111 US 149697 : USN; SH-3A HS-6 w/o 06feb63
61-112 US 149698 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G
61-114 US 149699 : sh-3g USN; conv SH-3G; HC-1 Det6 w/o 08may72


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