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Sikorsky S-61 (HSS-2, H-3) C/N 61-201 through 61-400

Photo: USAF
Photo: USAF

3 March 2010 - Brazilian Navy SH-3A Sea King - N3016 - lands aboard  the USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) . Photo: U.S. Navy by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker 3 March 2010 - Brazilian Navy SH-3A Sea King - N3016 - lands aboard the USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) . Photo: U.S. Navy by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker
Carson Helicopter's S-61L Sea King - N305V (61-362). Photo: InterAir Carson Helicopter's S-61L Sea King - N305V (61-362). Photo: InterAir
Original: 25 August 2009
Last Update: 30 July 2015

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Constructor’s Number, Model, BuNo or S/N or Reg., Notes:

61-201, SH-3A, 149928, Notes: USN. On 29 March 1967, while assigned to HS-9, this Sea King was written off at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island.

61-202, S-61B-1, 4005, Notes:

61-203, SH-3A, 149929, Notes: USN. Later upgraded through SH-3H specifications, then modified to UH-3H specifications. Stricken from the list on 16 January 2002.

61-204, S-61B, ?????, Notes: To Japan.

61-205, SH-3A, 149930, Notes: USN.

61-206, SH-3A, 149931, Notes: USN.

61-207, S-61B-1, 4006, Notes:

61-208, SH-3A, 149932, Notes: USN.

61-209, S-61B-1, ?????, Notes: To Japan.

61-210, SH-3A, 149933, Notes: USN.

61-211, SH-3A, 149934, Notes: USN. Later upgraded through SH-3H specifications. Stricken from the list on 1 December 2000.

61-212, SH-3A, 150618, Notes: USN. On 16 October 1966, while assigned to HS-6, this Sea King was written off at Ream Field, California.

61-213, S-61B-1, 4007, Notes:
61-214, SH-3A, 150619, Notes: USN.
61-215, SH-3A, 150620, Notes: USN.
61-216, S-61N-2, N7011M, Notes:
61-217, SH-3A, 151522, Notes: USN. On 23 October 1967, while assigned to HS-6, this Sea King was written off at Imperial Beach, California.
61-218, S-61B-1, 4008, Notes:
61-219, S-61B, 4004, Notes:
61-220, S-61N-2, N4503E, Notes:
61-221, S-61N-2, G-ASNM, Notes: Written off.
61-222, S-61N-3, G-BEIC, Notes:
61-223, S-61N-5, N317Y, Notes: Written off.
61-224, S-61N-6, G-BEJL, Notes:

61-225, S-61N-1, AP-AOC, Notes: To Pakistan International Airlines. Written off. On 2 February 1966, the S-61N departed Dacca at 1403 local time for a short scheduled passenger flight to Faridpur. En route the main transmission began to leak heavily, but the flight was continued. At 1423, as the aircraft entered the pattern at Faridpur, the main transmission failed and the aircraft crashed. Of the 24 people on board, there was only one survivor.

61-226, SH-3A, 151523, Notes: USN.

61-227, SH-3A, 151524, Notes: USN. Later upgraded to SH-3H specifications. On 26 March 1982, while assigned to HS-7, this Sea King was written off aboard the USS Kennedy (CV-67).

61-228, SH-3A, 151525, Notes: USN.
61-229, SH-3A, 151526, Notes: USN.
61-230, SH-3A, 151527, Notes: USN.
61-231, SH-3A, 151528, Notes: USN.
61-232, SH-3A, 151529, Notes: USN.
61-233, SH-3A, 151530, Notes: USN.

61-234, S-61B-1, 12409, Notes: To Canada.

61-235, SH-3A, 151531, Notes: USN.

61-236, SH-3A, 151532, Notes: USN. Now a civil S-61A, registered as N 31733, to Carson Helicopters, of Grants Pass, Oregon. This registration was issued on 3 April 1992, and expired on 28 February 2014.

61-237, SH-3A, 151533, Notes: USN.

61-238, SH-3A, 151534, Notes: USN.

61-239, SH-3A, 151535, Notes: USN.

61-240, S-61A-1, U-240, Notes: To Denmark.

61-241, SH-3A, 151536, Notes: USN. Used by the Commander of the Seventh Fleet in the early 1990s [Photo].

61-242, S-61N-4, N116AZ, Notes:
61-243, SH-3A, 151537, Notes: USN.
61-244, SH-3A, 151539, Notes: USN.
61-245, S-61B-1, 4010, Notes:
61-246, SH-3A, 151540, Notes: USN.
61-247, ????
61-248, SH-3A, 151541, Notes: USN.
61-249, S-61B-1, 12411, Notes: To Canada.
61-250, SH-3A, 151542, Notes: USN.
61-251, SH-3A, 151543, Notes: USN.

61-252, SH-3A, 151544, Notes: USN. Later converted to SH-3D specifications.

61-253, S-61B-1, 4012, Notes:
61-254, SH-3A, 151545, Notes: USN.
61-255, SH-3A, 151546, Notes: USN.
61-256, S-61B-1, 4013, Notes:
61-257, S-61N-16, N562EH, Notes: To Era Aviation.
61-258, S-61N-7, OY-HAE, Notes: To Greenlandair.
61-259, SH-3A, 151547, Notes: USN.
61-260, S-61B-1, 4014, Notes:
61-261, SH-3A, 151548, Notes: USN.
61-262, SH-3A, 151549, Notes: USN.

61-263, SH-3A, 151550, Notes: USN.

61-264, S-61B-1, 12415, Notes: To Canada. Written off.

61-265, SH-3A, 151551, Notes: USN.
61-266, S-61L-1, C-FOKB, Notes:
61-267, S-61N-7, OY-HAF, Notes: Greenlandair
61-268, S-61N-7, OY-HAG, Notes: Greenlandair
61-269, S-62N-2, G-ATBJ, Notes:
61-270, S-61N-9, G-ATFM, Notes: Okanagan.
61-271, S-61V-1In the March 2015 issue of Air Britain News, this S-61 is noted as operational with Siller Helicopters, of Yuba City, California, as an aerial firefighter. FAA data indicates that its latest registration - N45917 - was issued on 26 January 2011.
61-272, ????
61-273, SH-3A, 151553, Notes: USN.
61-274, SH-3A, 151554, Notes: USN
61-275, S-61A-1, U-275, Notes: To Denmark.
61-276, S-61A-1, U-276, Notes: To Denmark.
61-277, S-61A-1, U-277, Notes: To Denmark.
61-278, S-61A-1, U-278, Notes: To Denmark.
61-279, S-61A-1, U-279, Notes: To Denmark.
61-280, S-61A-1, U-280, Notes: To Denmark.
61-281, S-61A-1, U-281, Notes: To Denmark. Written off.
61-282, S-61B-1, 4016, Notes:
61-283, S-61B-1, 4017, Notes:
61-284, S-61B-1, 12418, Notes:
61-285, S-61B-1, 4019, Notes:
61-286, S-61B-1, 12420, Notes:
61-287, S-61B-1, 4021, Notes:
61-288, S-61B, 4022, Notes:
61-289, S-61B-1, 12423, Notes: Written off.
61-290, S-61B-1, 4024, Notes:
61-291, SH-3A, 151555, Notes: USN.
61-292, SH-3D, 151556, Notes: USN.
61-293, SH-3D, 151557, Notes: USN.

61-294, SH-3A, 152104, Notes: USN. In November 2013, Mr. Ed Springer dropped LOGBOOK the following note: RE: SH-3A, BuNo. 152104: In about 1970, this airframe was received by Helicopter Anti-Submarine Warfare Squadron TEN (HS-10), NAS Imperial Beach (IB), California. This helicopter was then an SH-3A and the first SH-3A airframe configured with the Bendix Corp. AN/AQS-13 Dipping Sonar (previous BuNos had the AN/AQS-10 Sonar). This model also had a later model radar altimeter than previous (APN-171). Earlier BuNos had the APN-117. All maintenance manuals listed this particular configuration as BuNo 152104 and subsequent. The aircraft was received from NAS Patuxent River (Naval Air Test Center), Maryland. It had only around 200 hours on the airframe. After hundreds of maintenance hours tracking down some undocumented wiring modifications from the Test Center, the aircraft was put in service. HS-10 was the training squadron for all West Coast ASW sea-going squadrons. As part of the training syllabus, the sonar hydrophone was removed, a plug put in the hole and the pilot-in-training was instructed in single-engine water landings and take-offs in a nearby fresh water lake. On this particular airframe's first such training mission, the pilot must have given it a little more than the prescribed amount of forward cyclic and the blade tips hit the water. The aircraft ended up submerged in the lake. A few days later, I watched it come back to NAS IB hanging from the bottom of an H-53, dripping water, with pieces of the main rotors visible and missing the tail (foldable) section). I was one of the maintenance types (AT rate) who spent so many hours getting it mission-capable, so I was quite distressed to see her crashed. She was hauled off and it was the last I saw her. Based on other posts, I see that she must have been salvaged and re-born as an SH-3H. Note: Now 9H0042/AMARC Tail number is now N104WR. Thanks Ed.

61-295, SH-3A, 152105, Notes: USN.
61-296, SH-3A, 152106, Notes: USN.
61-297, S-61N-24, C-FOKP, Notes: Canadian Helicopters.
61-298, S-61N-11, C-FCGF, Notes: Canada MOT. Written off.
61-299, S-61N-12, EC-FJJ, Notes:
61-300, SH-3A, 152107, Notes: USN.
61-301, SH-3A, 152108, Notes: USN.
61-302, SH-3A, 152109, Notes: USN.
61-303, SH-3A, 152110, Notes: USN.
61-304, SH-3A, 152111, Notes: USN.
61-305, SH-3A, 152112, Notes: USN.
61-306, SH-3A, ????, Notes:
61-307, SH-3A, ????, Notes:
61-308, SH-3A, ????, Notes:

61-309, YSH-3D, 152139, Notes: USN. BuNo out of normal order. The was the production prototype for the SH-3D series of airframes.

61-310, SH-3A, 152116, Notes:

61-311, SH-3A, 152117, Notes: USN.
61-312, SH-3A, 152118, Notes: USN.
61-313, SH-3A, ????, Notes:
61-314, SH-3A, ????, Notes:
61-315, SH-3A, ????, Notes:
61-316, SH-3A, 152122, Notes: USN.
61-317, SH-3A, 152123, Notes: USN.
61-318, SH-3A, 152124, Notes: USN.
61-319, SH-3A, 152125, Notes: USN.
61-320, SH-3A, 152126, Notes: USN.
61-321, SH-3A, 152127, Notes: USN.

61-322, SH-3A, 152128, Notes: USN.Upgraded to SH-3H specifications, and later to US-3H specifications. Stricken from the list on 12 September 2003.

61-323, SH-3A, 152129, Notes: USN


61-324, S-61B-1, 12425, Notes: To Canada. Written off.

61-325, SH-3A, 152130, Notes: USN.

61-326, SH-3A, 152131, Notes: USN.

61-327, SH-3A, 152132, Notes: USN.

61-328, S-61B-1, 12426, Notes:

61-329, SH-3A, 152133, Notes: USN. Later upgraded through SH-3H specifications. Stricken from the list on 4 October 2000.

61-330, S-61B-1, 12427, Notes: To Canada. Written off.

61-331, SH-3A, 152134, Notes: USN. Later upgraded to SH-3H specifications, and then to UH-3H standards. Sticken from the list on 19 August 1999.

61-332, S-61B-1, 12428, Notes:
61-333, SH-3A, 152135, Notes: USN
61-334, S-61B-1, 12429, Notes:
61-335, SH-3A, 152136, Notes: USN.
61-336, S-61B-1, 12430, Notes:
61-337, SH-3A, 152137, Notes: USN.
61-338, S-61B-1, 12431, Notes:
61-339, SH-3A, 152138, Notes:

61-340, S-61B-1, 12432, Notes: Written off.

61-341, SH-3D, 152690, Notes: USN.
61-342, S-61B-1, 12433, Notes:
61-343, SH-3D, 152691, Notes: USN.
61-344, S-61B-1, 12434, Notes:
61-345, S-61B-1, 12435, Notes:
61-346, SH-3D, 152692, Notes: USN.
61-347, S-61B-1, 12436, Notes:
61-348, SH-3D, 152693, Notes: USN.
61-349, SH-3D, 152694, Notes: USN.
61-350, SH-3D, 152695, Notes: USN.
61-351, SH-3D, 152696, Notes: USN.
61-352, SH-3D, 152697, Notes: USN.

61-353, SH-3D, 152698, Notes: USN. On 18 September 1969, while assigned to HS-3, this Sea King was written off at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island.

61-354, SH-3D, 152699, Notes: USN.

61-355, SH-3D, 153532, Notes: USN. To Spain.

61-356, SH-3D, 152700, Notes: USN.
61-357, SH-3D, 152701, Notes: USN.
61-358, SH-3D, 153533, Notes: To Spain. Written off.
61-359, SH-3D, 153534, Notes: To Spain. Written off.
61-360, SH-3D, 152702, Notes: USN.
61-361, S-61N-12, EC-FMZ, Notes:

61-362, S-61L-2, N305V, C-FPZR, PR-HRL, N620CK, Notes: Early history includes operations for Los Angeles Airways (circa 1967) and later Carson Helicopters (circa 1977). On 7 February 1977, while with Carson Helicopters, this S-61L was involved in an accident while sling-loading a load of steel girders, near Florence, Indiana. Apparently, the failure of a tail rotor pitch change bearing caused a loss of tail rotor control, and after 7 rotations the aircraft crashed. The airframe was repaired.
On 3 October 1994, the aircraft was registered by Canadian Helicopters Ltd, registered as C-FPZR. On 20 June 2002, it moved to VIH Logging Ltd (Canada), and then in January 2012, to HRT Netherlands. This S-61L was operated by HRT Exploracao e Producai de Petroleo Ltda, with the registration PH-HRL. In early 2015, this S-61L was reported as still operational.
Update: On 19 May 2015, this S-61L was registered to the Croman Corporation, as N620CK.

61-363, S-61L-2, C-FMAY, Notes:

61-364, S-61N-13, V8-UDU, Notes:

61-365, S-61N-14, OY-HAH, Notes:

61-366, SH-3D, 152703, Notes: USN.
61-367, SH-3D, 152704, Notes: USN.
61-368, SH-3D, 152705, Notes: USN.

61-369, SH-3D, 153535, Notes: To Spain.

61-370, SH-3D, 153536, Notes: To Spain.

61-371, SH-3D, 152706, Notes: USN. On 15 September 1968, while assigned to HS-3, this Sea King was damaged at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, and ultimately written off on 26 September 1968.
61-372, SH-3D, 152707, Notes: USN.
61-373, SH-3D, 152708, Notes: USN.
61-374, SH-3D, 152709, Notes: USN.
61-375, SH-3D, 153537, Notes: To Spain.
61-376, SH-3D, 152710, Notes: USN.
61-377, SH-3D, 152711, Notes: USN. On 4 June 1975, while assigned to HS-4, this Sea King was written off at Imperial Beach, California.
61-378, SH-3D, 152712, Notes: USN.
61-379, SH-3D, 152713, Notes: USN. On 14 May 1978, while assigned to HS-2, this Sea King was written off aboard the USS Enterprise.
61-380, S-61B, 12437, Notes:
61-381, S-61B-1, 12438, Notes:
61-382, S-61B-1, 12439, Notes: To Canada.
61-383, S-61B-1, 12440, Notes:
61-384, S-61B-1, 12441, Notes:
61-385, SH-3D, ????, Notes: To Agusta.
61-386, SH-3D, 154100, Notes: USN.
61-387, SH-3D, 154101, Notes: USN.
61-388, SH-3D, 154102, Notes: USN.

61-389, SH-3D, 154103, Notes: USN. Later upgraded to SH-3H specifications, and then to UH-3H standards. Sticken from the list on 18 December 3003.

61-390, SH-3D, 154104, Notes: USN. On 4 December 1969, while assigned to HS-3, this Sea King was written off at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island.
61-391, SH-3D, 154105, Notes: USN.
61-392, SH-3D, 154106, Notes: USN.
61-393, S-61L-2, N306V, Notes: Built by Sikorsky, with GE turboshafts, this airframe was converted to S-61D-2 specifications and delivered to Westland Helicopters as a prototype and production demonstrator for the Westland Sea King HAS Mk 1. It carried both the civil registration G-ATYU and the military serial number XV370. Withdrawn for use in August 1989, and as of May 2014, this airframe was being used as a ground instructional trainer at HMS Sultan/Gosport.
61-394, SH-3D, ????, Notes: To Westland Helicopters.
61-395, SH-3D, ????, Notes: To Westland Helicopters.
61-396, SH-3D, ????, Notes: To Westland Helicopters.
61-397, SH-3D, 154107, Notes: USN.
61-398, SH-3D, 154108, Notes: USN.
61-399, SH-3D, 154109, Notes: USN.
61-400, SH-3D, 154110, Notes: USN.
 

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