usa Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Seven Four

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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



HS-74 commissioned in 1970 at Quonset. I reported to squadron in 1971!
HS-4 was originally commissioned at NAS, Quonset Point, RI. in 1973. After NAS Quonset was closed; HS-74 transferred command to NAS South Weymouth, MA.
My husband was a crew member on HS-74 ( nickname for helicopter was BIGMOTHERS... from 1976-1982. 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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Locations


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 : Aug83 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; Aug84 asg HS-74
61-406 sh-3d 154116 : Jul81 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 : Mar84 as SH-3D with HS-74 at NAS South Weymouth MA
Argentine Navy : ARA d/d 06dic02 as spares; 2004 pictured (top) at Espora
: 2008 pictured (bot) preserved at museum Santa Romana in San Luis, Argentin+





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