211 UH-1N ( Bell 212 ) were ordered for USMC service in late 1960s. Six ( plus 2 conversions ) were for presidential use (Marine One) as VH-1N and are listed separately. Many were later converted to HH-1N and turned over to US Navy as land based rescue/utility machines.
Deliveries of the twin huey (HH/UH-1N) to US Navy/USMC began in 1971. The last, and newest, UH-1N Iroquois was delivered in January 1979. They are fielded in Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadrons (HMLA), along with the AH-1W Super Cobras. Detachments from the HMLAs are deployed as part of Marine Expeditionary Units to support ship-based amphibious operations. Both the Navy HH-1N fleet and the Marine Corps UH-1N fleet were scheduled to start being replaced by the UH-1Y in March 2008. The UH-1N could be in the fleet until 2014 when the last UH-1Y is delivered.
BuNos 158230/158259 : UH-1N ( c/n 31401/31430 ) : 30 airframes
BuNos 158260/158291 : UH-1N ( c/n 31601/31632 ) : 32 airframes
BuNos 158438/158452 : Cancelled UH-1N
BuNos 158548/158550 : UH-1N ( c/n 31633/31635 ) : 3 airframes
BuNos 158551/158554 : VH-1N ( c/n 31636/31639 ) : 4 airframes
BuNo 158555 : UH-1N ( c/n 31640 ) : 1 airframe
BuNos 158556/158557 : VH-1N ( c/n 31641/31642 ) : 2 airframes
BuNos 158558/158562 : UH-1N ( c/n 31643/31647 ) : 5 airframes
BuNos 158762/158785 : UH-1N : 24 airframes
BuNos 159186/159209 : UH-1N : 24 airframes
BuNo 159565 : UH-1N : 1 airframe
There is a problem with the c/n of the following batches
BuNos 159680/159703 : UH-1N : 24 airframes
BuNos 159774/159777 : UH-1N : 4 airframes
BuNos 160165/160179 : UH-1N : 15 airframes
BuNos 160438/160461 : UH-1N ( c/n 31730/31753 ) : 24 airframes
BuNos 160619/160624 : UH-1N ( c/n 31754/31759 ) : 6 airframes
BuNos 160827/160838 : UH-1N ( c/n 31445/31456 ) : 12 airframes
38 UH-1N and 6 VH-1N were converted to the HH-1N type with the last ones of these to be retired in 2015.
88 HH/UH-1N were in used by 2010. Last ones UH-1N retired in 2014. Replacement UH-1Y listed separately.
First Overhauled UH-1N Delivered to the CBP, 13-Feb-15 : First of 8 former Marines UH-1N helicopter was completely overhauled and delivered to the US Customs and Border Protection’s Office. Cost is $1.3 million per helicopter, replacement would cost $9.8
Final Flight of UH-1N Huey for HMLA-773, 03-Sep-14 : NAVAL AIR STATION JOINT RESERVE BASE, New Orleans by Cpl. J. Gage Karwick - After more than 40 years of service, the Marine Corps retired the aging UH-1N Huey helicopter during a “sundown ceremony” Aug. 28, 2014, aboard Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans.
USMC retires UH-1N, 07-Nov-13 : MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels - A UH-1N Huey landing aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., is not unfamiliar for the area, but the one that landed on Nov. 5, 2013 marked the end of an era for the iconic aircraft.
HMLA-269: Final flight of the UH-1N, 07-Feb-13 : JACKSONVILLE, North Carolina by Lance Cpl. Manuel A. Estrada - Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter 269 bid fair winds and following seas to the UH-1N Huey as it completely transition to the new up-to-date model UH-1Y Huey, Feb. 5.
|32 UH-1N Excess Defense Articles requested by Hungary, 08-Dec-11 : WASHINGTON, USA – The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Dec. 6 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Hungary for the modification and inspection of 32 UH-1N Utility Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $426 million.|
Huey upgrade program completed, 16-Jan-01 : US Marines upgrade of UH-1N Huey with new communication and navigation equipment completed. Started in 1992, more than 100 helicopters were modified
|Years||Units||bold : Current base of the Unit|
|2009/11||HMLA-469|| MCAS Camp Pendleton |
|2008/13||HMLA-467|| MCAS Cherry Point |
|1995/08||HMLA-775||MCAS Camp Pendleton|
|1994/14||HMLA-773|| Wrightstown / McGuire AFB / Dix Lakehurst |
NAS JRB New Orleans
Clay National Guard Center
|1986/13||HMLA-269|| MCAS New River |
|1986/09||HMLA-169|| MCAS Camp Pendleton |
|1985/10||HMLA-369|| MCAS Camp Pendleton |
MCAS Camp Pendleton
|1982/12||HMLAT-303|| MCAS Camp Pendleton |
|1980/94||HML-771||NAS South Weymouth|
|1977/94||HML-767||NAS JRB New Orleans|
|1977/80||HML-770||NAS Whidbey Island - Ault Field|
|1976/09||HMLA-367||MCAS Camp Pendleton|
|1974/09||HMLA-267|| MCAS Camp Pendleton |
|1972/12||HMLA-167|| MCAS New River |
|1972/77||HMM-268||MCAS New River|
|? to ?||Yuma H&HS|| MCAS Yuma |