Recent Updates to List of US Navy Serial Numbers



Last revised July 6, 2018


50814		R4D-6  	Some additional information — most here you already have.
11/26/44: To USAAF as C-47B 43-49457, transferred directly to USN as R4D-6 50814, to NAS Seattle, WA. 
9/45: Fleet Airborne Electronics Training Unit—Pacific. 
2/48: NAS San Diego, CA. 
8/48: FAETU-Pacific.  
Unknown date: Converted to R4D-6Q. 
9/18/62: Redesignated C-47J.  
By 1969: TOS US Army. Converted to EC-47J (DC-3S standards with extensive electronics gear installed). 
4/69: U.S. Army Electronics Command, Lakehurst, NJ. Used as airborne electronics testbed. 
5/70: Electronics gear removed, redesignated C-47J. To John F. Kennedy Center for Military Assistance, Fort Bragg, NC. Flew approximately 500 hours annually in support of Special Forces missions, such as HALO parachute drops, VIP missions, transporting the JFK Commanding General, Troop transport for missions to Billings MA for cold weather survival training, missions to U.S. Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School and Combat Diver Qualification Course in Key West, Florida and night special operation infiltration missions. 
9/30/75: North Carolina Forest Service, Raleigh, NC.

99846		TC-47K		Early service you mostly have
5/26/45: To USAAF as TC-47B 44-77027, transferred directly to Navy. 
6/45: TOS USN as R4D-7 99856 and assigned to NAS Clinton, OK. 
12/45: NAS Norfolk, VA. 
1/46: VRS-1 (?). [I can’t find information on this designation]
6/46: NAS Quonset Point, RI. 
2/47: Navy Transport Utility Squadron 4 (VRU-4), Royal Air Force Station Hendon, London, England. 
2/48: Unit redesignated as VR-24. Was damaged in nose-over while taxiing in mud; both engines replaced. 
1948/1949: May have flown in Berlin Airlift. 
9/14/50: USNR Transport Reserve, NAS Glenview, IL. 
9/29/53: 5th Naval Depot, NAS Norfolk, VA. 
1954: Converted to R4D-6R. 
2/29/56: NAS Litchfield Park, AZ for storage. 
1956: US Dept of Navy with c/r N7091C. 
9/56: N34. Loaned to CAA for flight inspection duties. 
1958: CAA changed to FAA. 
9/62: Redesignated TC-47K. 
7/21/66: SOC. 
8/29/66: FAA flight inspection, based mostly CA through 1979. 
1980-1981: Flight Inspection training at OKC. 
6/83: c/r cancelled, withdrawn from service. 
8/4/85: c/r reinstated, returned to service for education, and to promote aviation and the FAA’s heritage. 
1995: Stored with Basler Turbo Conversions, Oshkosh, WI. 
1997: Placed on National Register of Historic Places as one of only two items which move, the other being cable cars in San Francisco. 
2002: Reconditioned. 
2003: Participated in the U.S. National Centennial of Flight. 
2007: Participated in Oklahoma State Centennial celebrations.
2008: Celebrated 50th anniversary of the creation of the FAA. 
2/15-16/14: Last flight, from Will Rogers Airport, OKC to Texas Air & Space Museum, Amarillo International Airport, TX. Remains property of FAA.
Beechcraft GB-2:
23657/23756	I have these as c/n 6669/6690, 6873, 6692, 6874, 6694/6700, 6875/6880, 6712/6742, 6906/6936 respectively.
23697/23701	to 44-67800/67804
33044/33045	became Brazilian AF 2756/2757
33052/33053	became Brazilian AF 2758/2759
33055/33057	became Brazilian AF 2760/2762
33061/33065	became Brazilian AF 2763/2767
Beechcraft T-34B:
140876	allocated N85684 with National Naval Aviation Museum
140937	was initially N74563
50814		R4D-6  	Some additional information
Unknown date: Converted to R4D-6Q. (You have R4D-6T)
By 1969: TOS US Army. Converted to EC-47J (DC-3S standards with extensive electronics gear installed). 
4/69: U.S. Army Electronics Command, Lakehurst, NJ. Used as airborne electronics testbed. 
5/70: Electronics gear removed, redesignated C-47J. To John F. Kennedy Center for Military Assistance, Fort Bragg, NC. Flew approximately 500 hours annually in support of Special Forces missions, such as HALO parachute drops, VIP missions, transporting the JFK Commanding General, Troop transport for missions to Billings MA for cold weather survival training, missions to U.S. Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School and Combat Diver Qualification Course in Key West, Florida and night special operation infiltration missions.

56511		R5D-3
5/3/45: To USAAF as C-54D 42-72592, transferred directly to USN as R5D-3 56511.  
Unknown date: converted to R5D-3Z.  
1962: Redesignated VC-54S. 
3/72: US Military Training Mission, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 
2/21/75: Texas Salvage Company, Lubbock, TX. 
4/3/75: Robert B. Audiss, Jr, with c/r N67029. 
9/8/75: Carl Brooks. 
8/12/76: Charles W. Christman. 
12/30/77: seized by U.S. Customs Service. 
4/12/78: Southern Aero Traders. 
9/28/78: Dean Milani. 
6/1/79: Skymaster Corporation. 
11/8/80 Kightsbridge International, Miami, FL, with c/r N9016Q.
4/27/87: Frank Moss with c/r N67029. 
By 4/30/87: Great Southern Airways. 
5/87: Seized by Charlotte County Sheriff. 
10/90: Donald P. Lippert. 
12/95: Stored at Ellsworth AFB, SD. 
By 4/2/96: Registered to U.S. Air Force Museum, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Same day A/W certificate and c/r cancelled. 
4/96: USAFM Loan Program, and loaned to South Dakota Air & Space Museum.

This one I previously submitted but had 99846 as the s/n on the first line.  I’ve corrected that and there are some details you may find of interest for including in your remarks:

99856		R4D-7	
5/26/45: To USAAF as TC-47B 44-77027, transferred directly to Navy. 
6/45: TOS USN as R4D-7 99856 and assigned to NAS Clinton, OK. 
12/45: NAS Norfolk, VA. 
1/46: VRS-1 (?). [I can’t find information on this designation]
6/46: NAS Quonset Point, RI. 
2/47: Navy Transport Utility Squadron 4 (VRU-4), Royal Air Force Station Hendon, London, England. 
2/48: Unit redesignated as VR-24. Was damaged in nose-over while taxiing in mud; both engines replaced. 
1948-1949: May have flown in Berlin Airlift. 
9/14/50: USNR Transport Reserve, NAS Glenview, IL. 
9/29/53: 5th Naval Depot, NAS Norfolk, VA. 
1954: Converted to R4D-6R. (You have R4D-6V- no such designation found)
2/29/56: NAS Litchfield Park, AZ for storage. 
1956: US Dept of Navy with c/r N7091C. 
9/56: Re-registered N34. Loaned to CAA for flight inspection duties. 
1958: CAA changed to FAA. 
9/62: Redesignated TC-47J. 
7/21/66: SOC. 
8/29/66: Registered to FAA for flight inspection, based mostly in California through 1979. 
1980-1981: Used for Flight Inspection training at OKC. 
6/83: c/r cancelled, withdrawn from service. 
8/4/85: c/r reinstated, returned to service for education, and to promote aviation and the FAA’s heritage. 
1995: Stored with Basler Turbo Conversions, Oshkosh, WI. 
1997: Placed on National Register of Historic Places as one of only two items which move, the other being cable cars in San Francisco. 
2002: Reconditioned. 
2003: Participated in the U.S. National Centennial of Flight. 
2007: Participated in Oklahoma State Centennial celebrations.
2008: Celebrated 50th anniversary of the creation of the FAA. 
2/15-16/14: Last flight, from Will Rogers Airport, OKC to Texas Air & Space Museum, Amarillo International Airport, TX. Remains property of FAA.

US Navy BuNo. 147601, N9693Z
 
Built for the US Army as a Piasecki Model PV-18 H-25A Army Mule, serial 51-16606
Transferred to the US Navy as a HUP-3 Retriever, BuNo. 147601
Redesignated UH-25C in 1962
Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, Arizona, USA on March 21, 1963
To FAA register as Piasecki HUP-3 N9693Z in 1965
Sale reported: P.O. Box 1967, San Jose, Costa Rica, on February 11, 1978
Photographed as derelict in Costa Rica, September 30, 2009
On March 21, 2013, still listed as “Sale reported, P.O. Box 1967, San Jose, Costa Rica”, it was finally cancelled from FAA register, reason for cancellation: Expiration.
It might have been registered in Costa Rica, but I did not find proof of that.
 
128479/128600          Piasecki HUP-2 Retriever
 
US Navy BuNo. 128582
Piasecki Model PV-18 HUP-2 Retriever
Redesignated UH-25B in 1962
Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, Arizona, USA on March 28, 1963
To FAA register as Piasecki HUP-2 N93072 in 1965
Sale reported to P.O. Box 1967, San Jose, Costa Rica, on February 18, 1978
On March 18, 2013, still listed as “Sale reported, P.O. Box 1967, San Jose, Costa Rica”, it was finally cancelled from FAA register, reason for cancellation: Expiration.
It might have been registered in Costa Rica, but I did not find proof of that.\

128424		R6D-1
9/6/51: TOS USN and assigned to Transport Squadron 5 (VR-5), NAS Moffett Field, CA. First active R6D, flight delivered to VR-5 with Donald Douglas, Sr. on board. 
1954-1955: Converted to R6D-1Z at Naval Air Rework Facility, NAS Corpus Christi, TX. 
1955: VR21, NAS Barbers Point, HI. 
9/18/62: Redesignated VC-118B. 
Ca.1965: Fleet Composite Squadron 1 (VC-1).  
Note: From 1955 to 1983: Including during the Vietnam War: the airplane served as a flag transport for the Commander in Chief Pacific and Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet. its passengers included admirals, ambassadors, and heads of state. 
10/83: Ferried to NARF, NAS Pensacola, FL. 
1984: Naval Aviation Museum.

131679		R4Q-2	
Ca.1953: TOS USMC
By 1957: Marine Transport Squadron 252 (VMR-252), MCAS Cherry Point, NC.
9/18/62: Redesignated C-119F. 
4/11/74: MASDC at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ as 4C00024. 
9/81: Flown to Ft. Campbell, KY for display at the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum. 
Nose cone changed to represent USAF C-119F, and marked as one.

152689		C-118A
10/55: TOS USAF as C-118A 53-3290. No information found on the Internet about service with USAF except the sometime it was converted to VC-118A. 
1964: TOS USN as C-118B. 
By 7/66: Naval Air Reserve Training Unit, NAS Glenview, IL. 
By 7/70: NARTU, NAS Jacksonville, FL. 
1/11/78: MASDC, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ as 8C0025, later as CG095.
1983: SOC. 
6/83: Hawkins and Powers Aviation Inc, Greybull, WY with c/r N233HP.  
1996: Ownership to McClellan AFB Museum, CA, but aircraft remained at Greybull. 
7/05: Everts Air Fuel Inc, Fairbanks, AK. Purchased for parts, but aircraft remained at Greybull.  
2/10/06: Registered N747CE. 
10/29/07: Ferried to Paine Field, Seattle, WA for restoration to airworthy status. 
10/21/08. Certificate of Airworthiness. 
8/13/12: Tatonduk Outfitters Ltd, Fairbanks, AK

141311		WV-2 
8/56: TOS USN
8/61: Pacific Missile Range, Point Mugu, CA. 
11/62: Redesignated EC-121K. 
5/7/79: MASDC, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ as 5C0107. 
9/82: Reserialed CK0224 in USAF inventory for eventual museum display. (You show this same number for 141297??)
6/4/83: Ferried to Chanute AFB, IL for display in air park. Arrived #2 engine shut down and prop feathered. 
1994: Aircraft transferred to Chanute Air Museum. 
3/16: Ownership to Yankee Air Museum, Ypsilanti, MI. 
7/17: Transported to Yankee Air Museum by trucks.

143221		WV-2
9/27/57: TOS USN and assigned to Navy Combat Information Officer School, Training Squadron 86 (VT-86), NAS Glynco, GA.
10/62: Redesignated EC-121K. 
2/73: VT-86 transferred to NAS Pensacola, FL. 
10/19/73: SOC and transferred to the Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola. 
By 1998: Marked as Weather Reconnaissance Squadron 4 (VW-4) aircraft. 
9/16/04: Damaged by hurricane Ivan. 
By 2007: Repaired with parts salvaged from EC-121H 53-0535.


 82640 F4U-1D Corsair To US Navy in December, 1944 and served with 
VF-10 Grim Reapers aboard the carrier USS 
Intrepid between January and April, 1945. On 
display at the War Memorial Museum of 
Virginia in Newport News, Virginia from 1949 
to 1985.Registered on March 30, 2011 to North 
Queensland Warbirds Pty Ltd, Mareeba, 
Australia and undergoing restoration. 
164051 F/A-18D-31-MC Hornet MSN 940/D055. Active with VMFAT-101 in 
June 2018 coded SH-04. 
166524 MH-60R Seahawk MSN 70-2968. Active in March 2018 with 
HSM-41 coded TS-425. 
167009 MH-60R Seahawk Active in March 2018 with HSM-35 coded 
TG-43. 
167016 MH-60R Seahawk MSN 70-3716. Active in May 2017 with 
HSM-21 coded TA-51 
168265 EA-18G Growler MSN G-47. Active with VAQ-136 in May 2018 
Coded NE-504 
168368 F/A-18E Super Hornet MSN E-218. Active with VFA-27 in May 2018 
Coded NF-206. 
168469 F/A-18E Super Hornet MSN E-226. Active with VFA-14 in March 
2017 coded NG-263. 
169123 F/A-18E Super Hornet MSN E-297. Active with VFA-122 in 
November 2017 coded NJ-205 
166480/166499	Bell/Boeing MV-22B Osprey
	166484 ‘EM-04’ VMM-261 noted Jun 8 2018 (photo).

166515/166597	Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk
	166562 (msn.703190) HX-21 noted Pax River Air Show, Jun 2 2018.

167812/167901	Sikorsky MH-60S Nighthawk
	167854 ‘RB’ HSC-25 Det-3 ‘USS CESAR CHAVEZ’ noted Jun 4 2018 (photo).
	167870 ‘AC-610’ HSC-7 ‘USS EISENHOWER’ spcl c/s noted May 24 2018 (photo).

167902/167922	Bell/Boeing MV-22B Osprey
	167914 ‘YW-01’ VMM-165 noted May 8 2018 (photo).

167989/167999	Bell UH-1Y Venom
	167992 ‘VT’ HMLA-367 noted May 17 2018 (photo).
	167997 ‘HF-89’ HMLA-269 noted at New Orleans-Lakefront Arpt, LA, Jun 22 2017.

168036/168046	Bell UH-1Y Venom
	168040 ‘HF-86’ HMLA-269 noted at New Orleans-Lakefront Arpt, LA, Jun 22 2017.

168278/168307	Bell/Boeing MV-22B Osprey
	168294 ‘YQ-04’ VMM-268 noted May 29 2018 (photo).

168458	Grumman MQ-4C Triton
	168458 VUP-19 noted Pax River Air Show, Jun 2 2018.

168592/168600	Northrop Grumman E-2D Hawkeye
	168593 ‘AB-604’ VAW-126 noted on USS Harry S Truman, May 19 2018 (photo).

168601/168613	Bell/Boeing MV-22B Osprey
	168607 ‘EG-09’ VMM-263 noted May 15 2018 (photo).

168638	Bell/Boeing MV-22B Osprey
	168638 ‘EG-08’ VMM-263 noted May 15 2018 (photo).

168663	Bell/Boeing MV-22B Osprey
	168663 ‘YM-00’ VMM-365 spcl c/s noted May 26 2018 (photo).

168749	Northrop Grumman E-2D Hawkeye
	168749 VAW-126 noted on USS Harry S Truman, May 23 2018 (photo).

168905/168919	Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet
	168909 ‘AC-300’ VFA-131 noted May 2018.
	168918 ‘AC-301’ VFA-131 noted May 2018.

169114/169121	Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet
	169118 ‘AC-304’ VFA-131 noted May 2018.
	169119 ‘AC-305’ VFA-131 noted May 2018.
	169120 ‘AC-310’ VFA-131 noted May 2018.
	169123 ‘AC-314’ VFA-131 noted May 2018.

169233/169246	Bell UH-1Y Venom
	169241 ‘WR-04’ (HMLA-775) noted May 8 2018 (photo).
References:

1. Glenn Chatfield
2. John Andrade
3. Johan Visschedijk
4. Glenn Chatfield with information from Peter
5. Vesto Haas