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Sikorsky S-61 (HSS-2, H-3) C/N 61-401 through 61-600


A U. S. Air Force Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant rescues a pilot from the water off the coast of Vietnam. Photo: U.S. Air Force A U. S. Air Force Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant rescues a pilot from the water off the coast of Vietnam. Photo: U.S. Air Force
S-61N - ZS-HRU (61-466)  - of Court Helicopters.  Photo: InterAir S-61N - ZS-HRU (61-466) - of Court Helicopters. Photo: InterAir
Sikirsky S-61N - N223RA - c/n 61-491 - of Resorts International.  Photo: InterAir Sikirsky S-61N - N223RA - c/n 61-491 - of Resorts International. Photo: InterAir
Original: 25 August 2009
Last Update: 23 July 2015

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

61-401, SH-3D, 154111, Notes: Noted on charge with HS-8 as NH-726. This SH-3D was written off on 21 February 1979, at North Island, California.

61-402, SH-3D, 154112, Notes: USN. This SH-3D was later transferred to the Brazilian Navy. It has been reportedly broken up for spares.

61-403, SH-3D, 154113, Notes: Noted on charge with HC-1, as UP-754. Later transferred to AMARG.

61-404, SH-3D, 154114, Notes: USN. Last noted with HC-16. Transferred to AMARG in July 2007.

61-405, SH-3D, 154115, Notes: USN. This aircraft was damaged while at the NARF at NAS North Island, and ultimately written off on 29 August 1979.

61-406, SH-3D, 154116, Notes: USN.
61-407, SH-3D, 154117, Notes: USN.

61-408, S-61A-4, FM-1140, Notes: To Royal Malaysian Air Force.
61-409, S-61A-4, FM-1141, Notes: To Royal Malaysian Air Force.
61-410, S-61A-4, FM-1142, Notes: To Royal Malaysian Air Force.
61-411, S-61A-4, FM-1143, Notes: To Royal Malaysian Air Force. Written off.
61-412, S-61A-4, FM-1144, Notes: To Royal Malaysian Air Force. Written off.
61-413, S-61A-4, FM-1145, Notes: To Royal Malaysian Air Force.
61-414, S-61A-4, FM-1146, Notes: To Royal Malaysian Air Force.
61-415, S-61A-4, FM-1147, Notes: To Royal Malaysian Air Force.
61-416, S-61A-4, FM-1148, Notes: To Royal Malaysian Air Force.
61-417, S-61A-4, FM-1149, Notes: To Royal Malaysian Air Force.
61-418, SH-3D, 154118, Notes: USN. To the Brazilian Navy
61-419, SH-3D, 154119, Notes: USN.
61-420, SH-3D, 154120, Notes: USN. On 26 October 1978, while assigned to HS-75, this Sea King was written off at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey.
61-421, SH-3D, 154121, Notes: USN.
61-422, SH-3D, 154122, Notes: USN
61-423, SH-3D, 154123, Notes: USN. On 23 16 September 1969, this Sea King was damaged while at the NARF, NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, and ultimately written of on 23 December 1969.
61-424, S-61N-15, N91158, Notes:
61-425, S-61L-4, C-GJDK, Notes:
61-426, S-61L-4, N618PA, Notes: Witten off.
61-427, S-61L-4N, ZS-HHP, Notes:
61-428, S-61L-4, C-DJDR, Notes:
61-429, SH-3D, 1156483, Notes: USN.
61-430, SH-3D, 156484, Notes: USN.
61-431, SH-3D, 156485, Notes: USN. To Brazilian Navy
61-432, SH-3D, 156486, Notes: USN.
61-433, SH-3D, ????, Notes: USN.
61-434, SH-3D, ????, Notes: USN.
61-435, SH-3D, 156489, Notes: USN.
61-436, SH-3D, 156490, Notes: USN. Later to the Brazilian Navy. On 28 June 2011, this Sea King - S/N N-3030 - was noted in the collection at the Museu Asas de Um Sonho, San Carlos, Brazil.
61-437, SH-3D, 156491, Notes: USN.
61-438, SH-3D, 156492, Notes: USN.
61-439, SH-3D, 156493, Notes: USN. Listed on the US Civil registry as N692CC, noted as a S-61A. The registration was issued on 10 March 1995, to the Croman Corporation, and as of 22 February 2011, is still valid.
61-440, SH-3D, 156494, Notes: USN. On 1 January 1973, while assigned to HS-7, this Sea King was written off at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island.
61-441, SH-3D, 156495, Notes: USN.
61-442, SH-3D, 156496, Notes: USN
61-443, SH-3D, 156497, Notes: USN. On 13 May 1978, while assigned to HS-11, this Sea King was written off at NAS Jacksonville, Florida.
61-444, SH-3D, 156498, Notes: USN.
61-445, SH-3D, 156499, Notes: USN
61-446, SH-3D, 156500, Notes: USN.
61-447, SH-3D, 156501, Notes: USN.
61-448, SH-3D, 156502, Notes: USN. On 18 June 1971, while assigned to HS-3, this Sea King was written off at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island.
61-449, SH-3D, 156503, Notes: USN
61-450, SH-3D, 156504, Notes: USN. On 12 February 1971, while assigned to HS-3, this Sea King was damaged aboard the USS Forrestal.
61-451, SH-3D, 156505, Notes: USN.
61-452, SH-3D, 156506, Notes: USN.
61-453, S-61L-5, N6981R, Notes: This registration was renewed on 8 August 2006, issued to Carson Helicopters, and as of 22 February 2011, is still valid. However, some reports note that this S-61L has been withdrawn from service.
61-454, S-61NM-55, G-BCEB, Notes:
61-455,
61-456,
61-457,
61-458,
61-459,
61-460,
61-461,
61-462,
61-463,
61-464,
61-465, S-61N-18, PH-NZC, Notes: KLM.

61-466, S-61N-19, N82772, H-71, LV-OCL, ZS-HRU, Notes: Delivered to Carson Helicopters, registered as N82772. Damaged on 9 Jul 1973, and later sold to the Fuerza Aerea Argentina in September 1974, carrying the serial number H-71. It was withdrawn from use in 1980, and then sold to Helicopteros Marinos, registered as LV-COL. This S-61N was used as a SAR bird during the Falklands war. Next, it was sold to Court Helicopters, of South Africa, and delivered on 3 February 1987, registered as ZS-HRU. On 17 September 1992, this S-61N departed the Cape Town, South Africa heliport for a medevac mission to the civil bulk carrier ship MV Darya Shubh, some 150 miles off shore. During the landing it slid on the deck and struck a mast, rolled over, and caught fire. Of the five people on board, there were no fatalities, but the airframe was ultimately written off.

61-467, S-61N-20, G-AZNE, Notes: Written off.
61-468, S-61N-61, C-FZLU, Notes:
61-469, S-61N-20, OY-HAI, Notes: Written off.
61-470, S-61N-26, N232AC, Notes:
61-471, S-61N-26, N561EH, Notes:
61-472, S-61N-25, N302Y, Notes:
61-473, S-61N-27, ZS-HSZ, Notes:
61-474, S-61N-28, 9M-SSS, Notes:
61-475, S-61N-29, JA9513, Notes: Written off.
61-476, S-61N-30, G-AYOY, Notes:
61-477, S-61D-3, N3007, Notes:
61-478, S-61D-3, N308, Notes:
61-479, S-61D-3, N3009, Notes:
61-480, S-61D-3, N3010, Notes:
61-481, S-61A-4, U-481, Notes: Written off.
61-482, S-61A-4, M23-10, Notes: Written off.
61-483, S-61A-4, FM-1151, Notes: Written off.
61-484, S-61A-4, FM-1152, Notes: Written off.
61-485, S-61A-4, M23-11, Notes:
61-486, S-61A-4, FM-1154, Notes: Written off.
61-487, S-61N-31, OY-HAN, Notes: Written off.
61-488, S-61N-32, V8-UDQ, Notes:
61-489, S-61N-33, PH-NZD, Notes:
61-490, S-61N-34, C-FHHD, Notes:
61-491, S-61N-38, C-FTIG, Notes:
61-492, S-61N-38, C-FCLM, Notes:
61-493, S-61N-37, ZS-HVJ, Notes:
61-494, S-61A-4, M23-16, Notes: To Malaysia.
61-495, S-61D-4, 2H231, Notes: To Argentine Navy.
61-496, S-61D-4, 2H232, Notes: To Argentine Navy.
61-497, S-61D-4, 2H233, Notes: To Argentine Navy.
61-498, S-61D-4, 2H234, Notes: To Argentine Navy.
61-499, SH-3D, 158724, Notes: Delivered to the USN on 31 August 1972. On 2 July 1973, this Sea King was struck from the Navy's list, and transferred, via Stratford, Connecticut, to Spain.
61-500, ????
61-501, S-61R-10, N664Y, Notes:
61-502, CH-3C, 62-12577, Notes: USAF. This CH-3C was written off on 14 February 1973.
61-503, CH-3C, 62-12578, Notes: USAF
61-504, CH-3C, 62-12579, Notes: USAF. This CH-3C was written off on 6 November 1969.
61-505, CH-3C, 62-12580, Notes: USAF. Transferred to the USCG, as 2580.
61-506, CH-3C, 62-12581, Notes: USAF. This
61-507, CH-3C, 62-12582, Notes: USAF
61-508, CH-3C, 63-9676, Notes: USAF
61-509, CH-3C, 63-9677, Notes: USAF. Re-designated as a GCH-3C. Reported in storage.

61-510, CH-3C, 63-9678, Notes: USAF. This CH-3C was written off on 30 December 1967.

61-511, CH-3C, 63-9679, Notes: USAF

61-512, CH-3C, 63-9680, Notes: USAF. On charge with the 341st SMW. This CH-3C was written off in 1965.

61-513, CH-3C, 63-9681, Notes: USAF. On charge with the 38th ARRS. This CH-3C was written off on 13 July 1970.

61-514, CH-3C, 63-9682, Notes: USAF. On charge with the 38th ARRS. This CH-3C was written off on 20 February 1969.

61-515, CH-3C, 63-9683, Notes: USAF
61-516, CH-3C, 63-9684, Notes: USAF

61-517, CH-3C, 63-9685, Notes: USAF: This CH-3C was upgraded to CH-3E standards. On 6 November 1965, this CH-3E was shot down north of Thanh Hoa, North Vietnam, while condicting a Combat SAR mission. All four crew members survived.

61-518, CH-3C, 63-9686, Notes: USAF
61-519, CH-3C, 63-9687, Notes: USAF
61-520, CH-3C, 63-9688, Notes: USAF
61-521, CH-3C, 63-9689, Notes: USAF
61-522, CH-3C, 63-9690, Notes: USAF
61-523, CH-3C, 63-9691, Notes: USAF
61-524, CH-3C, 64-14221, Notes: USAF.
61-525, CH-3C, 64-14222, Notes: USAF. This CH-3C was written off on 6 October 1969.
61-526, CH-3C, 64-14223, Notes: USAF.
61-527, CH-3C, 64-14224, Notes: USAF.
61-528, CH-3C, 64-14225, Notes: USAF.
61-529, CH-3C, 64-14226, Notes: USAF.

61-530, CH-3C, 64-14227, Notes: USAF. This CH-3C was upgraded to CH-3E standards. On 1 September 1966, it was being sling loaded by a Boeing CH-47 Chinook when it was accidentally dropped, and damaged beyond repair.

61-531, CH-3C, 64-14228, Notes: USAF.
61-532, CH-3C, 64-14229, Notes: USAF.
61-533, CH-3C, 64-14230, Notes: USAF.
61-534, CH-3C, 64-14231, Notes: USAF.
61-535, CH-3C, 64-14232, Notes: USAF.
61-536, CH-3C, 64-14233, Notes: USAF.
61-537, CH-3C, 64-14234, Notes: USAF. This CH-3C was upgraded to CH-3E standards.

61-538, CH-3C, 64-14235, Notes: USAF. This aircraft was operated for a time by the USN, however it was not assigned a BuNo. It was struck from the Navy's list on 9 November 1972, at Point Magu, California.

61-539, CH-3C, 64-14236, Notes: USAF. This CH-3C was upgraded to CH-3E standards.

61-540, CH-3C, 64-14237, Notes: USAF.
61-541, CH-3C, 65-5690, Notes: USAF. Currently preserved at the former McClellan AFB, California.
61-542, CH-3C, 65-5691, Notes: USAF.
61-543, CH-3C, 65-5692, Notes: USAF.
61-544, CH-3C, 65-5693, Notes: USAF.
61-545, CH-3C, 65-5694, Notes: USAF.
61-546, CH-3C, 65-5695, Notes: USAF.
61-547, CH-3C, 65-5696, Notes: USAF.
61-548, CH-3C, 65-5697, Notes: USAF. This CH-3C was upgraded to CH-3E standards.

61-549, CH-3C, 65-5698, Notes: USAF. Upgraded to CH-3E. This aircraft was operated for a time by the USN, however it was not assigned a BuNo. It was struck from the Navy's list on 27 December 1972, at Point Magu, California. Later upgraded to HH-3E specifications. After a period in storage at AMARG, this airframe was apparently sold to the Tunisian Republic Air Force in 1995

61-550, CH-3C, 65-5699, Notes: USAF. This CH-3C was upgraded to CH-3E standards.

61-551, CH-3C, 65-5700, Notes: USAF. This CH-3C was upgraded to CH-3E standards.

61-552, HH-3E, 65-12777, Notes: USAF. After a period in storage at AMARG, this airframe was apparently sold to the Tunisian Republic Air Force in 1995
61-553, HH-3E, 65-12778, Notes: USAF.
61-554, CH-3E, 65-12779, Notes: USAF.
61-555, CH-3E, 65-12780, Notes: USAF.
61-556, CH-3E, 65-12781, Notes: USAF.
61-557, CH-3E, 65-12782, Notes: USAF.
61-558, CH-3E, 65-12783, Notes: USAF.
61-559, CH-3E, 65-12784, Notes: USAF.
61-560, CH-3E, 65-12785, Notes: USAF.
61-561, CH-3E, 65-12786, Notes: USAF.
61-562, CH-3E, 65-12787, Notes: USAF.
61-563, CH-3E, 65-12788, Notes: USAF.
61-564, CH-3E, 65-12789, Notes: USAF.
61-565, CH-3E, 65-12790, Notes: USAF.

61-566, CH-3E, 65-12791, Notes: USAF. Now as a civil S-61R, registered as N61EV, to Evergreen Trade, Inc, of McMinnville, Oregon. This registration was issued on 28 May 2013, and as of June 2015, is still valid. Expiration is noted as 31 May 2016.
61-567, CH-3E, 65-12792, Notes: USAF.
61-568, CH-3E, 65-12793, Notes: USAF.
61-569, CH-3E, 65-12794, Notes: USAF.
61-570, CH-3E, 65-12795, Notes: USAF.
61-571, CH-3E, 65-12796, Notes: USAF.
61-572, CH-3E, 65-12797, Notes: USAF.
61-573, CH-3E, 65-12798, Notes: USAF.
61-574, CH-3E, 65-12799, Notes: USAF.
61-575, CH-3E, 65-12800, Notes: USAF.
61-576, HH-3E, 66-13278, Notes: USAF.
61-577, HH-3E, 66-13279, Notes: USAF.
61-578, HH-3E, 66-13280, Notes: USAF.
61-579, HH-3E, 66-13281, Notes: USAF.
61-580, HH-3E, 66-13282, Notes: USAF.
61-581, HH-3E, 66-13283, Notes: USAF.
61-582, HH-3E, 66-13284, Notes: USAF. After a period in storage at AMARG, this airframe was apparently sold to the Tunisian Republic Air Force in 1995
61-583, HH-3E, 66-13285, Notes: USAF.
61-584, HH-3E, 66-13286, Notes: USAF.
61-585, HH-3E, 66-13287, Notes: USAF.
61-586, HH-3F, 1430, Notes: USCG.
61-587, CH-3E, 66-13288, Notes: USAF.
61-588, CH-3E, 66-13289, Notes: USAF.
61-589, CH-3E, 66-13290, Notes: USAF.
61-590, CH-3E, 66-13291, Notes: USAF. This aircraft was operated for a time by the USN, however it was not assigned a BuNo. It was struck from the Navy's list on 16 October 1974, at Point Magu, California.
61-591, CH-3E, 66-13292, Notes: USAF. Upgrades to HH-3E specifications. After a period in storage at AMARG, this airframe was apparently sold to the Tunisian Republic Air Force in 1995
61-592, CH-3E, 66-13293, Notes: USAF.
61-593, HH-3F, 1431, Notes: USCG.
61-594, CH-3E, 66-13294, Notes: USAF.
61-595, CH-3E, 66-13295, Notes: USAF.
61-596, CH-3E, 66-13296, Notes: USAF. This aircraft was operated for a time by the USN, however it was not assigned a BuNo. It was struck from the Navy's list on 16 October 1974, at Point Magu, California.
61-597, HH-3F, 1432, Notes: USCG.
61-598, HH-3F, 1433, Notes: USCG.
61-599, HH-3F, 1434, Notes: USCG.
61-600, HH-3F, 1435, Notes: USCG.
 

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