usa Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Three

US Navy


HS-3 : Tridents
United States Naval Aviation

1952 to 2009    





Helicopters

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Three
Tridents, tail code HW then HB

1954-1957 HO4S / H-19
1957-1962 HHS-1 / H-34
1962-1967 SH-3A
1967-1978 SH-3D
1978-1991 SH-3H
1991-2009 SH-60F / HH-60H

On 1 July 2009, was redesignated Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron NINE ( HSC-9 )



1959-1962, I served on HS-3. Soa2 Cruised on USS Valley Forge (CVS-45), USS Lake Champain (CVS-39) and the USS Intrepid. Love that time in my life
Feb60-Jul61, I was in Norfolk HS3, cruised on USS Valley Forge, and transferred to Quonset Point to help form HS13 during the Cuban Crisis.
1968-1969, We were based in NAS Norfolk, then we moved to Quonset Pt RI in 1970!

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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1957/09NAS JacksonvilleKNIP
1952/57Elizabeth CityKECG

Models

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YearsModels
1991/09S-70 H-60
1962/91S-61 H-3
1957/62S-58 H-34
1954/57S-55 H-19

Operations


DatesOperation
jul-74sep-74CY Partition of Cyprus
15-jul-5823-aug-58LB Operation Blue Bat



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