usa Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron SIXTEEN

US Navy


HM-16 : Seahawks
United States Naval Aviation

1978 to 1987    





Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron SIXTEEN US Navy

Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron SIXTEEN
Formed towards the end of Oct 1978 by amalgamating HM-12 Detachment 2 and MCM Unit B into the new squadron, at Chambers Field (Norfolk, VA) operating the powerful RH-53D. The unit disbanded in Jan 1987.



1978, I was a plank owner with HM-16 made a Westpac with Det one. Remember many guys good memories. AMH 3 John Burrow
1979 January, Deployed to Key West, FL for operational training

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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1978/87NAS NorfolkKNGU


Models

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YearsModels
1978/87RH-53D



List of aircraft

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
65-355 RH-53D 1972 158682 : Sikorsky S-65C-4, cn65-355, ff:?; del USN as RH-53D 158682, NPRO Rep, 31Oc+
65-356 RH-53D 1972 158683 : Sikorsky S-65C-4, cn65-356, ff:?; del USN as RH-53D 158683, NPRO Rep, 31Oc+
65-358 RH-53D 1972 158685 : Sikorsky S-65C-4, cn65-358, ff:?; del USN as RH-53D 158685, NPRO Rep, 30No+
65-359 RH-53D 1972 158686 : Sikorsky S-65C-4, c/n 65-359, ff:?; del USN as RH-53D, 158686, NPRO Rep, 2+
: USN HM-16; w/o 24apr80 during rescue attempt Operation Eagle Claw
65-366 RH-53D 1973 158693 : Sikorsky S-65C, c/n 65-366, ff:?; acc NPRO Rep Stratford as RH-53D, 158693+
65-367 RH-53D 158744 : USN HM-16; w/o 24apr80 during rescue attempt Operation Eagle Claw
65-373 RH-53D 158750 : USN; HM-16 w/o 24apr80 during rescue attempt Operation Eagle Claw
65-376 RH-53D 158753 : USN; HM-16 w/o 24apr80 during rescue attempt Operation Eagle Claw
65-381 RH-53D 158758 : USN HM-16; w/o 24apr80 during rescue attempt Operation Eagle Claw
65-384 RH-53D 158761 : USN; HM-16 w/o 24apr80 during rescue attempt Operation Eagle Claw



Operations


DatesOperation
24-apr-8025-apr-80IR Operation Eagles Claw



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