Recent Updates to List of US Navy Serial Numbers



Last revised November 4, 2019


50797 C-47J MSN MSN 15158/26603. Registration N10CA 
cancelled on November 3, 1970 on export to 
Ecuador. 
128600 UH-25B Retriever Registered as N4SA with Patagonia Leasing, 
Phoenix, Arizona in 1978 and cancelled on May 
4, 1993. 
130064 UH-25B Retriever Registered as N9697Z and cancelled on 
November 26, 2012. 
136753 C-1A Trader MSN 6. In 1976 assigned to the Naval Air 
Facility at RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk. 
164993 C-130T Hercules MSN 382-5298. On active duty with VR-64 at 
NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania coded 
BD-993. 
165228 F/A-18C Block 51 Hornet MSN 1415/C453. Active in September 2019 
with VMFA-213 at MCAS Miramar, California 
coded NA-405. 
165400 F/A-18C Hornet MSN 1422/C457. Active in September 2019 
with VMFA-213 at MCAS Miramar, California 
coded NA-421. 
165401 F/A-18C Hornet MSN 1424/C458. Active in September 2019 
with VMFA-213 at MCAS Miramar, California 
coded NA-403. 
166071 T-6A Texan II MSN PN-62. To T-6B and active in September 
2016 with TAW-5 at NAS Whiting Field, 
Florida coded E-071 
166074 T-6A Texan II MSN PN-65. To T-6B and active in September 
2016 with TAW-5 at NAS Whiting Field, 
Florida coded E-074. 
166095 T-6A Texan II MSN PN-86. To T-6B and active in September 
2016 with TAW-5 at NAS Whiting Field, 
Florida coded E-095. 
166104 T-6A Texan II MSN PN-95. To T-6B and active in September 
2016 with TAW-5 at NAS Whiting Field, 
Florida coded E-104. 
166119 T-6A Texan II MSN PN-110. To T-6B and active in September 
2016 with TAW-5 at NAS Whiting Field, 
Florida coded E-119. 
166157 T-6A Texan II MSN PN-148. To T-6B and active in September 
2016 with TAW-5 at NAS Whiting Field, 
Florida coded E-157. 
166167 T-6A Texan II MSN PN-158. To T-6B and active in September 
2016 with TAW-5 at NAS Whiting Field, 
Florida coded E-167. 
166188 T-6A Texan II MSN PN-179. To T-6B and active in September 
2016 with TAW-5 at NAS Whiting Field, 
Florida coded E-188. 
166250 T-6A Texan II MSN PN-241. To T-6B and active in September 
2016 with TAW-5 at NAS Whiting Field, 
Florida coded E-250. 
168400 AH-1Z Viper MSN 59028. Assigned to HMLA-169 at MCAS 
Camp Pendleton, California coded SN-40 and 
noted at Yokota Air Base, Japan on September 
13, 2019. 

120351		FJ-1
1947: TOS USN.
10/47: Fighter Squadron 5A (VF-5A), USS Boxer.
8/16/48: VF-5A redesignated VF-51.
1950: USNR, NAS Oakland, CA
1951: Naval Air Reserve Training Command, NAS Olathe, KS.
By 1954: NAS Norfolk, VA.
4/15/54: SOC.
1955: TOS Portugal Navy Air Forces. 
1/60: Rebuilt and re-engined as a fighter-bomber, designated F1J1C.
Unknown date: Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Paul Garber Facility, Silver Hill, MD.
By 1975: Loaned to National Naval Aviation Museum, NAS Pensacola, FL.
By 10/12: Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Reston, VA.

126673		F2H-2P
3/52 to Ca.1958: Marine Photographic Squadron 1 (VMJ-1), MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI. 
3/52 to 7/53: Deployed to Pohang Airfield, Korea. Flew reconnaissance missions during the Korean War.
1959: City of Vero Beach, FL. Fuselage was filled with cement and sitting in sand in a playground in Pocahontas Park.
1989: National Naval Aviation Museum, NAS Pensacola, FL
(Note: NNAM says the aircraft is marked as 126673, not that it is. Several resources say it is 126673.)

132023		FJ-2
4/16/54: TOS USN.
1955 to 1956: Marine Fighter Squadron 232 (VMF-232), MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI.
7/58: SOC.
1984: National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL, stored.
1998: Placed on display.

137078		F3H-2M	
5/24/57: TOS USN.
1957 to C.1960: Fighter Squadron 121 (VF-121), MCAS Miramar, CA
Ca. 1960 - after 10/21/75: Naval Air Technical Training Center, Memphis, TN
7/6/62: Redesignated MF-3B.
4/81 to after 11/83: National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL for storage.
Unknown date: Loaned to U.S. Army Impact Range, SC; spotted by A-7 pilot and reported to museum.
By 2/89: In pieces at St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport, FL.
By 1991: Restored to static display at NAS Cecil Field, FL. Marked as VF-131, 101, AE 7078
1999: National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL upon NAS Cecil Field closure.
By 2003: marked as VF-193, 301, NM,7078

139486		FJ-4	
11/56: TOS USN
Ca.11/56 to 1959: Marine Fighter Squadron 232 (VMF-232), MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI
8/58 to 9/58: Deployed to West Pacific on the USS Bennington during the Quemoy Matsu Crisis
9/58: Moved to NAF Atsugi, Japan
7/6/62: Redesignated F-1E.
By 1964: Naval Air Training Unit, NAS Glynco, GA. 
12/16/64: National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL
12/17/64: SOC. 2,351 flight hours.
By 11/89: Marked as Fighter Squadron 125 (VF-125), NAS Lemoore, CA.
5/12/01: Marked as when flown by VMF-232, unveiled this date.

148368		F4H-1
Ca.1962: TOS USN. Assigned to Naval Air Test Center, NAS Patuxent River, MD.
7/6/62: Redesignated F-4B
12/31/63: Hard landing at NAS Patuxent River, MD, Written off.
1964 Repair started.
Unknown date: Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 513 (VMFA-513), MCAS El Toro, CA
2/3/69: Damage beyond repair in accident.
1969: Naval Air Technical Training Center, Memphis, TN as GIA.
Unknown date: National Naval Aviation Museum, NAS Pensacola, FL. Cockpit section only.
Marked as Blue Angels aircraft.

148407		F4H-1
8/30/61: First flight
Ca. 9/61: TOS USN. Assigned to: Fighter Squadron 121 (VF-121), NAS Miramar, CA.
7/6/62: Redesignated F-4B.
Unknown date: Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 531 (VMFA-531), MCAS Cherry Point, NC.
12/4/71: MASDC, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ as 8F0007.
6/5/74: Naval Air Technical Training Center, Memphis, TN as GIA.
By 4/97: Air Classics Museum, Aurora Municipal Airport, Sugar Grove, IL.

148412		F4H-1
Ca.10/61: TOS USN. Bailed back to McDonnell in St. Louis, MO as an F4H-1 airframe test aircraft.
7/6/62: Redesignated F-4B.
Unknown date: First aircraft to fire a Phoenix missile.
Ca.1/64: Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14), USS Franklin D. Roosevelt
12/11/64: Damaged in deck accident on USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. Written off.
Ca.1965: Chanute Technical Training Center (Air Training Command), Chanute AFB, IL for use as GIA. Redesignated GF-4B.
6/30/72: SOC by Air Force Plant Representative Office, McDonnell Aircraft, St. Louis, MO.
4/91: Heritage in Flight Museum, Logan County Airport, Lincoln, IL. Slung under a helicopter (possibly a CH-47) and carried to Lincoln, IL airport.. At some point in the roughly 60nm journey she started to shift and slip in her sling and had to be set down in a corn field. Their she stayed overnight. The next morning the straps were readjusted and she finished her trip.
Unknown date: Marked as an Illinois ANG aircraft with bogus marking AF 48-412.

151424		F-4B
Ordered as F4H-1, redesignated F-4B prior to construction completed.
Ca.12/62: TOS USN and assigned to Fighter Squadron 92 (VF-92), Miramar NAS, CA.
Ca.1972: Converted to F-4N.
1973 to 1977: Fighter Squadron 151 (VF-151), San Francisco, CA.
9/11 to 10/4/73: Deployed with VF-151 aboard USS Midway.
10/5/73 to 1977: Based with VF-151 at NAF Atsugi, Japan.
4/1/75: Deployed with VF-151 aboard USS Midway to Yankee Station in Gulf of Tonkin in support of Operation Frequent Wind (evacuation of Saigon).
8/76 to 9/76: Conducted flight operations near the Korean Peninsula following the murder of U.S. military personnel in the Korean DMZ by North Koreans.
10/20/77: MASDC, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ as 8F00709.
1981: Bobís Air Park, Tucson, AZ. Salvaged.
1984-1985: The forward fuselage section was used in the ABC television series Call to Glory when cockpit scenes of the F-4 were needed (NMUSAF).
Ca.1987: Forward fuselage section to National Museum of the USAF, Wright Field, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
6/13/90: Remaining sections to AMCEP Metals,Tucson, AZ for scrapping.
By 2002: Forward fuselage section refurbished and marked as a USAF F-4D (S/N 66-7660) assigned to the 906th Tactical Fighter group at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It was restored by Air Force Museum volunteers and painted by members of the 906th Tactical Fighter Group. (NMUSAF)

153085		F-4J	
Ca.1967: TOS USN. Assigned to Fighter Squadron 101 (VF-101), NAS Key West, FL.
1970: Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angels), NAS Pensacola, FL. # 4
8/30/70: Landed gear up with one engine stuck in afterburner at Cedar Rapids, IA, pilot ejected safely.

153088		F-4J
Ca. 1967: TOS USN. Flight test airframe with long nose boom.
1967 to 1973: Naval Air Test Center, NAS Patuxent River, MD.
Ca.1974: Converted to YF-4S.
Ca.1974: Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 4 (VX-4), NAS Point Mugu, CA.  
11/75: Red, white and blue Bicentennial paint scheme, Bicentennial, VX-4, US NAVY, 76. Nose painted as bald eagle, large 76 on tail circled by stars. Top of wings leading edge and fuselage aft of cockpit blue field with stars, wing and top of fuselage with red and whit stripes. 
Ca.1977: Strike Aircraft Test Directorate (SATD), Naval Air Test Center, NAS Patuxent River, MD. Reverted to standard NATC paint scheme.
By 1985: Naval Air Technical Training Center, Memphis, TN as GIA.
8/27/85: SOC at Naval Air Technical Training Center, Memphis, TN.
By 9/03: National Naval Aviation Museum, NAS Pensacola, FL.
By 2007 to after 9/17: American Legion Post 38, Baton Rouge, LA.
By 5/19: USS Lexington, NAS Corpus Christi, TX. Marked in Bicentennial paint scheme.

153839		F-4J	
Ca.1968: TOS USN.  Assigned to Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31), NAS Lemoore, CA. Deployed aboard USS Saratoga.
Ca.1970: U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angels), NAS Pensacola, FL.
1974: Naval Air Test Center, NAS Patuxent River, MD.
After 1986: Strike Aircraft Test Directorate (SATD), NATC, NAS Patuxent River, MD. Assigned as a ground trainer.
Unknown date: National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL.
Unknown date: NAS Memphis, TN for display.
By 10/98: Sikeston Veterans Park, Sikeston Memorial Municipal Airport, MO. The aircraft was loaded on a gravel barge in Memphis and moved by barge to Marston, Missouri. After unloading it using equipment at the local grain company, it was towed by wrecker up Highway 61 about 30 miles. The Missouri State Highway Patrol led the caravan with additional vehicles from the local power company, highway department, cable TV, telephone company, city police from four different communities and the county sheriff from two counties. (Blue Angels.org).

153915		F-4B
Ordered as F4H-1 but redesignated F-4B prior to construction. Last produced F-4B.
1/67: TOS USN. Assigned to Fighter Squadron 121 (VF-121), NAS Miramar, CA.
By 5/72: VF-161, NAS Miramar, CA, deployed aboard USS Midway.
5/18/72: Credited with shooting down a MiG 19 over North Vietnam. The crew of the aircraft during this flight were Lieutenants Patrick Arwood and James Bell. 
Ca.1973: Converted to F-4N.
Ca. 1973: VF-111, Miramar, CA, deployed aboard USS Coral Sea.
Unknown date: VF-154, NAS Lemoore, CA. Spent time deployed aboard USS Midway.
11/17/83: SOC.
Unknown date: National Naval Aviation Museum, NAS Pensacola, FL.

157349		RF-4B
Ca.1974: TOS USN. Assigned to Marine Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron 3 (VMFP-3), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, MCAS El Toro, CA.
1975 to 1984: Deployments aboard USS Midway.
8/10/90: Naval Air Depot, NAS North Island, San Diego, CA for storage.
UNK: Converted to QRF-4B by McDonnell Aircraft, St. Louis, MO.
By 4/95: MCAS Cherry Point, NC for storage.
Ca. 1995: Ferry flight to National Naval Aviation Museum, NAS Pensacola, FL.

References:

1. E-mail from Glenn Chatfield with information from Peter
2. Glenn Chatfield