usa Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Five

US Navy


HC-5 Providers
United States Naval Aviation

1967 to 2005    




Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Five
Providers, tail code RB, was first established on September 1st, 1967 when splitted from HC-1. In March 1972 was renamed HSL-31 (Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Three One).

On February 1984, HC-5 is reactivated flying the H-46 Sea Knight for vertical replenishment in resupplying ships at sea until 2005 when is redesignated HSC-25 (Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Five) after transitioning to the MH-60S Seahawk



I was in HC-1 when the announcement came out that a new training squadron was to be formed, HC-5. I volunteered, and was on the roll of those first to transfer. This was in August/September, 1967
When HC-5 was formed (1967) it also had a Minesweeping mission. The squadron had three (3) RH-3As, a converted Sikorsky SH-3A, configured for Minesweeping. Believe the Navy had nine (9) of the RH-3s, the other six (6) were located in Norfolk, VA and Panama City Beach, Florida. We short cruised, out of Long Beach, on the USS Catskill (MCS-1) (Mine Countermeasures Ship). I left the Squadron in 1968 and went to HC-2; the RH-3s were still there when I left.
In January 1969 The Minesweepers were transferred to HC-7 as Det-113 we rode the USS Catskill to Japan with stops in Hawaii and we had a beer or two at Wake Is. I left the Det when we got to Atsugi and it made only a short Det to Taiwan before transferring back to the states HC-5 again I think.
Master Chief told me the RH-3As that had been in HC-7 ended up as SAR helos at Whidbey Island Wash. As an AMS2 I was on HC-7 Det 113 and took the birds to HC-7 via the USS Catskill via Wake Is.
I got to Imperial Beach just after HC-5 was formed and just before the official name change from NAAS Ream Field to NAS Imperial Beach. I trained on the H-2s and RH-3As and was assigned to the Catskill detachment. Before I was involved in too much training on the "mine sweeping" from the air, the big reserve cut back hit. Honestly, not too disappointed in not going. It was pretty damn dangerous just training off Long Beach! Those cable spools would come back in sometimes with major "over runs" or as we fishermen call them, big back lashes!

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Locations

YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1996/05GU Andersen AFBPGUA
1984/95GU NAS AganaPGUM
1967/72NAS Imperial Beach / Ream FieldKNRS
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YearsModels
1984/05107M H-46 Sea Knight
1968/72s-58 H-34
1967/72seasprite
1967/??s-61 H-3

Construction Numbers for HC-5 Help Us

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
58-822 hss-1 1958 145667 : Sikorsky HSS-1, cn 58-822, ff:?; del USN as HSS-1, 145667, 24Mar58; to HSS+
61-003 hss-2 1959 147139 : 09jan69 deployed aboard USS Catskill (MCS-1) to HC-7 Det 113, Atsugi Japan+
61-008 hss-2 1959 147144 : 09jan69 deployed aboard USS Catskill (MCS-1) to HC-7 Det 113, Atsugi Japan+
61-018 hss-2 148040 : 09jan69 deployed aboard USS Catskill (MCS-1) to HC-7 Det 113, Atsugi Japan+
58 UH-2A 149756 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 58, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149756 unk; redesig +
82 UH-2A 149780 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 82, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149780 unk; redesig +
96 UH-2B 150146 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite c/n 96, ff?; del USN as UH-2B 150146 unk; redesig UH-+
119 UH-2B 1961 150169 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 119, ff?; del USN as HU2K-1U 150169 1961; redesi+
2008 CH-46A 1963 150271 : 1990/92 as HH-46D asg HC-5 /04 onboard NAS Agana in Guam during my tour 90+
US Marine Corps 150271 : BV-107M, ff 1963; del USMC 24Jul63 as CH-46A 150271; asgd Boeing RDT&E Mor+
: HH-46A 150271 was transferred to NAS Cubi Point during 1977 after having g+
: I flew this aircraft at NAS Adak in 1977-78 as HH-46A model. In 1978, we t+
2021 CH-46A 1964 150938 : xfer USN HC-7 09Jan70; xfer HC-3 24Sep70; stor MASDC DMAFB as 1J0002 05Aug+
US Marine Corps 150938 : BV-107M, c/n 2021, ff?; del USMC as CH-46A 150938, asgd Boeing FR Morton, +
2036 CH-46A 1964 150951 : 30apr02 pictured (bot) during maintenance by HC-5 at Yigo, Guam
US Marine Corps 150951 : BV-107M, c/n 2036; ff?, del to USMC 30Sep64 as CH-46A 150951; asgd Beoinf +
: 1979 pictured (top) as HH-46 type with MCAS Iwakuni SAR
: I think it was a HH-46D type at 9SOM search and rescue MCAS Iwakuni Japan+
2048 CH-46A 1965 150962 : 1991 asg HC-5 /RB-10
US Marine Corps 150962 : BV-107M, c/n 2048, ff?; del USMC 31Jan65 as CH-46A 150962; asgd Boeing FR +
2052 UH-46A 1965 151902 : BV-107M, c/n 2052, ff?; del USN 30Jan65 as UH-46A 151902; xfer NAS Memphis+
2067 UH-46A 1965 151905 : BV-107M, c/n 2067, ff?; del USN 07Apr65 as UH-46A 151905; unit xfers unk; +
2061 CH-46A 1965 151913 : I have the safety report for this accident. It was a navy helicopter, fro+
US Marine Corps 151913 : BV-107M, c/n 2061, ff?; del USMC 27Feb65 as CH-46A 151913; asgd Boeing FR +
2071 CH-46A 1965 151921 : 1999 HC-5 /RB-14, HH-46D type
US Marine Corps 151921 : BV-107M, c/n 2071, ff?; del USMC as CH-46A, 151921, 28Apr65; asgd Boeing F+
Columbia Helicopters - : Columbia Helicopters from 2004; spares?
- - : Scroggins Aviation from 09nov17 for it movie mockup company
2118 UH-46A 1966 152491 : 1999 HC-5, UH-46D type
Columbia Helicopters - : Columbia Helicopters from 2004; spares?
- - : Scroggins Aviation from 09nov17 for its movie mockup company
2139 CH-46A 1966 152518 : asg HC-5 /RB-12, unk; w/o 22oct87 video ditched in North Arabian Gulf off +
US Marine Corps 152518 : BV-107M, c/n 2139, ff?; del USMC 14Mar66 as CH-46A 152518; asgd Boeing FR +
: Jul68 HMM-265 /EP-2 pictured (pic1) on USS Tripoli (LPH-10). During take o+
2152 CH-46A 1966 152530 : 07Nov01 HC-5
US Marine Corps 152530 : BV-107M, c/n 2152, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, Fleet Readiness, Morton PA 11M+
: xfer xfer NADEP North Island, 19Dec88; redesig HH-46D 25Mar89; xfer MCAS I+
: preserved on display at MCAS Beaufort; Aug13 rededicated to Hospitalman 1+
: preserved on display at MCAS Beaufort, SC
65-526 mh-53e 162514 : US Navy; 2001 HM-14 /BJ-541; 2003 HC-4 /HC-50
US US Marine Corps
2032 CH-46A 1964 150947 : Last unit HC-5, NAS Agana Guam. Side number 07
: BV-107M, c/n 2032; ff?, del to USMC 28Aug64 as CH-46A 150947; asgd Boeing +
2059 CH-46A 1965 151911 : BV-107M, c/n 2059, ff?; del USMC 19Mar65 as CH-46A 151911; asgd Boeing FR +
2061 CH-46A 1965 151913 : BV-107M, c/n 2061, ff?; del USMC 27Feb65 as CH-46A 151913; asgd Boeing FR +
2076 CH-46A 1965 151926 : BV-107M; c/n 2076; ff?; del USMC 14Jun65 as CH-46A 151926; asgd Boeing FR +
2116 CH-46A 1966 152499 : BV-107M, c/n 2116, ff?; del USMC 07Jan66 as CH-46A 152499; asgd Boeing FR +
2121 CH-46A 1966 152503 : BV-107M, c/n 2121, ff?; del USMC 24Jan66 as CH-46A 152503; asgd Boeing FR +
2152 CH-46A 1966 152530 : xfer xfer NADEP North Island, 19Dec88; redesig HH-46D 25Mar89; xfer MCAS I+
2234 CH-46D 1966 153344 : BV-107M, c/n 2234, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep FR, Morton PA as CH-46D 153344 +
2430 CH-46D 1968 154823 : BV-107M, c/n 2430, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15482+
2433 CH-46D 1968 154826 : BV-107M, c/n 2433, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15482+
2443 CH-46D 1968 154836 : BV-107M, c/n 2443, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 15483+
31 serials found for HC-5


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