Sikorsky s-55 H-19 in
usa US Navy







1951 to 1957





US Navy s-55 H-19

Pictured above is HO4S coded /VO-11 (Victor Oscar 11) from HS-4 flying off the USS Badoeng Strait (CVE-116) during exercises off the US west coast on 27 July 1954.


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C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    55-043 HRS-1 1951     -: Sikorsky HRS-1 c/n 55-043, ff: n/a; del to USN as HRS-1 stat+
1
    55-006 HO4S-1 1950     125506: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-006, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
    55-007 HO4S-1 1950     125507: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-007, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
    55-008 HO4S-1 1950     125508: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-008, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
    55-009 HO4S-1 1950     125509: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-009, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
US Coast Guard 5509: USCG; ex 125509; w/o 29jun61 MA all killed
    55-010 HO4S-1 1950     125510: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-010, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
    55-011 HO4S-1 1950     125511: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-011, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
    55-012 HO4S-1 1951     125512: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-012, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
- N9006R: ex 125512
    55-013 HO4S-1 1951     125513: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-013, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
- N9756Z: ex 125513
    55-014 HO4S-1 1951     125514: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-014, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
    55-015 HO4S-1 1951     125515: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-015, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
US Coast Guard ?: USCG; preserved at Pensacola
10
    55-017 HRS-1 1951     127783: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-017, ff:?; del USN as HRS-1, 127783, 27+
- N4781S: ex 127783
1
    55-077 HRS-1 1951     127837: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-077, ff:?; del USN as HRS-1, 127837, 19+
1
    55-254 HRS-2 1952     130171: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-254, ff:?; del USN as HRS-2, 130171, 07+
    55-255 HRS-2 1952     130172: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-255, ff:?; del USN as HRS-2, 130172, 08+
2
    55-280 HRS-2 1952     130182: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-280, ff:?; del USN as HRS-2, 130182, 23+
Royal Navy WV189: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAR.21, WV189, Ex BuA+
    55-281 HRS-2 1952     130183: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-281, ff:?; del USN as HRS-2, 130183, 23+
Royal Navy WV190: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAR.21, WV190, Ex BuA+
    55-282 HRS-2 1952     130184: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-282, ff:?; del USN as HRS-2, 130184, 27+
Royal Navy WV191: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAR.21, WV191, Ex BuA+
    55-283 HRS-2 1952     130185: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-283, ff:?; del USN as HRS-2, 130185, 28+
Royal Navy WV192: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAR.21, WV192, Ex Bu+
    55-284 HRS-2 1952     130186: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-284, ff:?; del USN as HRS-2, 130186, 28+
Royal Navy WV193: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAR.21, WV193, Ex BuA+
    55-285 HRS-2 1952     130187: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-285, ff:?; del USN as HRS-2, 130187, 28+
Royal Navy WV194: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAR.21, WV194, Ex BuA+
    55-286 HRS-2 1952     130188: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-286, ff:?; del USN as HRS-2, 130188, 28+
Royal Navy WV195: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAR.21, WV195, Ex BuA+
    55-287 HRS-2 1952     130189: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-287, ff:?; del USN as HRS-2, 130189, 29+
Royal Navy WV196: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAR.21, WV196, Ex BuA+
    55-288 HRS-2 1952     130190: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-288, ff:?; del USN as HRS-2, 130190, 29+
Royal Navy WV197: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAR.21, WV197, Ex BuA+

848Sq/J by Jan 1953. Emergency landing in jungle 30 May+
    55-289 HRS-2 1952     130191: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-289, ff:?; del USN as HRS-2, 130191, 29+
Royal Navy WV198: 848Sq/K by Dec 1952

848 Sq/K by Jan 1953 at Sembawang; RNAY Donibristle Jul+

MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAR.21, WV198, Ex BuA+

1987 as US Marines HRS-3 130191 on Stanley Kubrick film+
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    55-455 HO4S-3 1954     133739: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-455, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 133739, 0+
Royal Navy WV199: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as WV199, Ex BuAer 133739, f/f 19M+

Stored Gosport Sep 1953

845Sq/T by Apr 1954, Suez assault 6 Nov 1956, ditched a+
    55-456 HO4S-3 1953     133740: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-456, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 133740, 0+
Royal Navy WV200: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as WV200, Ex BuAer 133740, f/f 18M+

706Sq/782 Oct 1953, 845Sq/U Mar 1954 w/o 4 Sep 1956 Abb+
    55-457 HO4S-3 1953     133741: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-457, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
Royal Navy WV201: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as WV201, Ex BuAer 133741, d/d 26S+

706 Sq/786 by Oct 1953, 845 Sq/R by Apr 1954, w/o 14 Ju+
    55-474 HO4S-3 1953     133742: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-474, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
Royal Navy WV202: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as WV202, Ex BuAer 133742, f/f 09J+
    55-475 HO4S-3 1953     133743: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-475, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
Royal Navy WV203: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as WV203, Ex BuAer 133743, f/f 10J+

706Sq by Nov 1953; 845Sq/V by Apr 1954; RAE Farnborough+

845Sq/V by Jun 1956, Suez assault 6 Nov 1956

Lee-on-Solent by Sep 1957; 728 Sq C Flt/623 by Feb 1968+

- ZS-HDO: sold to Autair 19 Nov 1970 to ZS-HDO; pres. SAAF Museum+
    55-476 HO4S-3 1953     133744: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-476, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
Royal Navy WV204: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as WV204, Ex BuAer 133744, f/f 10J+

706Sq/784 Nov 1953

845Sq/P Nov 1955, Suez assault 6 Nov 1956.

848Sq/351 by Oct 1958; 781Sq by 1964 still 1968 and 196+

- WV204: Preserved SAAF Museum satellite Ysterplaat by 2008
    55-477 HO4S-3 1953     133745: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-477, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
Royal Navy WV205: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as WV205, Ex BuAer 133745, d/d 26S+

706Sq/785 Nov 1953

845Sq/W by Apr 1954, Suez assault 6 Nov 1956. Damaged b+

845Sq/W by Apr 1957; 728Sq C Flt/624 by Feb 1958; Fleet+
    55-478 HO4S-3 1953     133746: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-478, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
Royal Navy WV218: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as WV218, Ex BuAer 133746, d/d 26S+
    55-479 HO4S-3 1953     133747: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-479, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
Royal Navy WV219: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as WV219, Ex BuAer 133747, f/f 11J+
    55-480 HO4S-3 1953     133748: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-480, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
Royal Navy WV220: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as WV220, Ex BuAer 133748, f/f 15J+

706Sq/787 Nov 1953

845Sq/Y by Apr 1954, Suez assault 6 Nov 1956

Westland Ilchester by Mar 1957; 848Sq/355 by Nov 1958; +
    55-481 HO4S-3 1953     133749: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-481, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
Royal Navy WV221: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as WV221, Ex BuAer 133749, f/f 22J+
    55-497 HO4S-3 1953     133750: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-497, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
Royal Navy WV222: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAS.22 WV222, Ex BuAe+
    55-498 HO4S-3 1953     133751: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-498, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
Royal Navy WV223: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAS.22 WV223, Ex BuAe+

705Sq/702-GJ Dec 1953

845Sq/O by Sep 1955, 845Sq/U Sep 1956 (replacing WV200)+

728Sq C Flt/621 by Mar 1958; 737Sq/781 by Apr 1960 stil+

Autair Helicopters ZS-HDM: to Autair Pty, SA. c Jun 1971

South African Air Force A5: 1987 preserved airworthy at SAAF Museum
    55-499 HO4S-3 1953     133752: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-499, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
Royal Navy WV224: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAS.22 WV224, Ex BuAe+

706Sq/783 Oct 1953

845Sq/S by Apr 1954, Suez assault 6 Nov 1956.

Hal Far SAR Flt/958 by Jan 1960; 728Sq/961-HF by Apr 19+

- WV224: Preserved SAAF Museum (Swartkop) by 2008
    55-500 HO4S-3 1953     133753: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-500, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
Royal Navy WV225: MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAS.22 WV225, Ex BuAe+
15
    55-471 HO4S-3 1953     133777: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-471, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
Royal Netherlands Navy 8-2: del Netherlands Kon Marine as 8-2, 09Sep53; named Salom+

Royal Netherlands Navy 076: reserialled 076, unk; wfu 11Dec63, preserved Lelystad, +



Dutch National Air Museum Foundation 076: on display at Aviodome Museum, Schipol by 1972 until at+
    55-472 HO4S-3 1953     133778: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-472, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
Royal Netherlands Navy 8-3: del Netherlands Kon Marine as 8-3, 09Sep53; named Cleop+

Royal Netherlands Navy 077: reserialled 077, unk; accident Noordwijk, w/o 27Feb62.
    55-473 HO4S-3 1953     133779: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-473, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hart+
Royal Netherlands Navy 8-4: del Netherlands Kon Marine as 8-4, 09Sep53; named Delil+
3
    55-447 HRS-3 1953     137838: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-447, ff:?; del USN as HRS-3, 137838, 11+
    55-448 HRS-3 1953     137839: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-448, ff:?; del USN as HRS-3, 137839, 04+
    55-449 HRS-3 1953     137840: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-449, ff:?; del USN as HRS-3, 137840, 05+
    55-450 HRS-3 1953     137841: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-450, ff:?; del USN as HRS-3, 137841, 04+
    55-451 HRS-3 1953     137842: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-451, ff:?; del USN as HRS-3, 137842, 04+
    55-452 HRS-3 1953     137843: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-452, ff:?; del USN as HRS-3, 137843, 04+
    55-453 HRS-3 1953     137844: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-453, ff:?; del USN as HRS-3, 137844, 04+
    55-454 HRS-3 1953     137845: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-454, ff:?; del USN as HRS-3, 137845, 05+
8
    55-504 HO4S-3 1953     138494: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-504, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138494, 2+
    55-505 HO4S-3 1953     138495: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-505, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138495, 2+
    55-506 HO4S-3 1953     138496: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-506, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138496, 2+
    55-526 HO4S-3 1953     138497: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-526, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138497, 0+
    55-527 HO4S-3 1953     138498: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-527, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138498, 0+
    55-528 HO4S-3 1953     138499: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-528, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138499, 0+
    55-529 HO4S-3 1953     138500: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-529, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138500, 2+
    55-530 HO4S-3 1953     138501: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-530, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138501, 1+
    55-531 HO4S-3 1953     138502: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-531, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138502, 1+
    55-550 HO4S-3 1953     138503: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-550, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138503, 2+
    55-551 HO4S-3 1953     138504: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-551, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138504, 2+
    55-552 HO4S-3 1953     138505: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-552, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138505, 2+
    55-553 HO4S-3 1953     138506: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-553, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138506, 2+
    55-554 HO4S-3 1953     138507: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-554, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138507, 2+
    55-555 HO4S-3 1953     138508: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-555, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138508, 2+
    55-556 HO4S-3 1953     138509: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-556, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138509, 2+
    55-557 HO4S-3 1953     138510: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-557, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138510, 1+
    55-576 HO4S-3 1953     138511: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-576, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138511, 1+
    55-577 HO4S-3 1953     138512: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-577, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138512, 1+
    55-578 HO4S-3 1953     138513: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-578, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138513, 1+
    55-579 HO4S-3 1953     138514: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-579, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138514, 1+
- N68397: Jan15 stored/derelict GABS (?) white/yellow c/s with N+
    55-580 HO4S-3 1953     138515: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-580, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138515, 1+
    55-581 HO4S-3 1953     138516: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-581, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138516, 1+
    55-602 HO4S-3 1953     138517: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-602, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138517, 1+
    55-603 HO4S-3 1953     138518: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-603, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138518, 3+
    55-604 HO4S-3 1953     138519: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-604, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138519, 3+
    55-605 HO4S-3 1953     138520: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-605, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138520, 3+
    55-606 HO4S-3 1953     138521: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-606, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138521, 3+
    55-607 HO4S-3 1953     138522: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-607, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138522, 0+
    55-608 HO4S-3 1953     138523: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-608, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138523, 0+
    55-609 HO4S-3 1953     138524: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-609, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138524, 0+
    55-625 HO4S-3 1954     138525: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-625, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138525, 0+
    55-626 HO4S-3 1954     138526: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-626, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138526, 0+
    55-627 HO4S-3 1954     138527: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-627, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138527, 0+
    55-628 HO4S-3 1954     138528: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-628, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138528, 0+
    55-629 HO4S-3 1954     138529: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-629, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138529, 0+
36
    55-582 HO4S-3 1953     138577: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-582, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138577, 1+
    55-583 HO4S-3 1953     138578: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-583, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138578, 1+
    55-630 HO4S-3 1954     138579: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-630, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138579, 0+
    55-631 HO4S-3 1954     138580: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-631, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138580, 0+
    55-632 HO4S-3 1954     138581: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-632, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138581, 0+
    55-650 HO4S-3 1954     138582: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-650, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138582, 0+
    55-651 HO4S-3 1954     138583: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-651, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138583, 0+
    55-652 HO4S-3 1954     138584: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-652, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138584, 0+
    55-653 HO4S-3 1954     138585: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-653, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138585, 0+
    55-666 HO4S-3 1954     138586: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-666, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138586, 0+
    55-667 HO4S-3 1954     138587: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-667, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138587, 0+
    55-668 HO4S-3 1954     138588: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-668, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138588, 0+
    55-669 HO4S-3 1954     138589: Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-669, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 138589, 0+
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