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  • usa Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Seven Four

    US Navy


    HS-74 : Big Mothers
    United States Naval Aviation

    1973 to 1985    




    Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Seven Four

    Flew the SH-3D Sea King variant
    1973/1974 with RTU-74 ( Replacement Training Unit for HS-74 )
    1985 redesignated HSL-74 The Demon Elves



    1970 HS-74 commissioned at Quonset. I reported to squadron in 1971!
    1970-1974 HS-74 The whole time I was in, we had HS-3A. I was with them when Quonset closed and we moved to South Weymouth. In 72 we stripped the sonar from 5 helos. We started off to Lakehurst NJ. My help had no anger so we headed back. Had navgear installed and were held over night. Next day we flew to Elmira/Corning New Yok for 13 days. Performing radio runs for NY State Police and performing medivacs.
    1973, HS-4 was originally commissioned at NAS Quonset Point, RI. After NAS Quonset was closed; HS-74 transferred command to NAS South Weymouth, MA
    1976-1982, my husband was a crew member on HS-74 ( nickname for helicopter was BIGMOTHERS... I’ve been trying to have sweater and a cap made... ( HS-74 ) cannot find anyplace to do this.... Anyone have any info? My husband been sick with cancer thought this would b thoughtful present....Ty


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    YearsLocationICAO/FAA
    1974/85NAS South WeymouthKNZW
    1973/74Quonset StateKOQU



    Models

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    YearsModels
    1973/85S-61 H-3






    HS-74 List of helicopters

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    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    61-051 hss-2 1961 148979 : HC-1 /UP-727, when disbanded all helos went to HS-74
    : pictured (bot) on amphibious transport dock USS Plymouth Rock (LSD-29) as+
    61-360 sh-3d 152702 : as SH-3D with HS-74 at NAS South Weymouth, MA
    State of California N950DF : LASD Los Angeles County Sheriff Department d/d 07nov07; ex 152702
    61-373 sh-3d 152708 : USN; conv SH-3H; asg HS-74
    61-406 sh-3d 154116 : as SH-3D with HS-74 at NAS South Weymouth MA
    Argentine Navy : ARA d/d 06dic02 as spares; 9H076 markings; 2010 at IMARA camp Baterias to +
    61-433 sh-3d 1968 156487 : as SH-3D with HS-74 at NAS South Weymouth MA
    Argentine Navy : ARA d/d 06dic02 as spares; pictured (top) at Espora
    : 2008 pictured (bot) preserved at museum Santa Romana in San Luis, Argentin+





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