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Manufacturer

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12401

Sikorsky

Sikorsky in USA

CH-124

CH-124A / B / B-2

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-179

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4001

 

With HS 50 at Shearwater shortly after Integration.  Onboard HMCS Athabaskan in 1979, for visit to Dublin, Ireland.  Operated from HMCS Annapolis, by 443 Squadron, during tour of Great Lakes in 1982.  Converted to CH-124B.  One of 6 CH-124B updated with HELTAS to CH-124B-2 standard early 1990s.  Received nose mount for FLIR.  Crashed on take-off from HMCS Iroquois (DDH-280), back onto the flight deck during an emergency recovery, after a single engine failure, on 27 Feb 2003.  Rolled onto its starboard side, spilling its fuel tanks, plus 2200 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.  Ship was 100km south east of Halifax NS, en route to the Arabian Sea for Operation Apollo.  She returned to Halifax where the airframe was recovered by crane.  Rebuilt as a training aid, returned to CAF in December 2004.

12403

Sikorsky

Sikorsky in USA

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-191

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4003

 

Received SKIP upgrades c.1972, to became a CH-124A.  Served with HU 21 At Shearwater, dates unkknown.  Based at from CFB Shearwater, NS, with FLIR nose mount, in 1990s.  Operated from HMCS Preserver.

12404

Sikorsky

Sikorsky in USA

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-219

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4004

 

With No. 443 Squadron ay CFB Shearwater, NS.  Onboard HMCS Annapolis and HMCS Fraser in 1983.  Received "Gulf War" modifications for Operation Friction, 1991.  At IMP, for overhaul or in storage, in 1995.  Rotor brake caught fire during shut down at CFB Shearwater, NS, on 19 July 1999. Caused by broken hydraulic line, spraying fluid on brake disc.  Fitted with nose FLIR installation.

12405

Sikorsky

Sikorsky in USA

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-202

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4005

 

Operated by No. 423 Squadron at CFB Shearwater, NS.  Onboard HMCS Nipigon, 1982.  Received "Gulf War" modifications for Operation Friction, 1991.  Operated in UN mission to East Timor, Operation Toucan.  With 406 (HT) Squadron, CFB Shearwater, 1999.  Later with 443 Squadron.

12406

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-207

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4006

 

With HS 50 at Shearwater when renumbered.  With VT 406, 1983.  Seen onboard HMCS Athabaskan in 1983.  Received nose mount for FLIR.

12407

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-213

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4007

 

Onboard HMCS Saguenay in 1982.  Deployed on HMCS Calgary.  Received nose mount for FLIR.  With 406 (HT) and 443 Squadrons, CFB Shearwater, 1999.

12408

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-218

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4008

 

With No. 433 Squadron in 1982, VT 406 in 1983, all at CFB Shearwater, NS.  Operated from HMCS Annapolis in 1982.  With No. 433 Squadron in 1995.  With 423 Squadron, CFB Shearwater, 1999.

12409

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-234

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4009

 

With No. 423 Squadron.  Onboard HMCS Assinaboine, 1982.  Ditched 4 November 1987 near CFB Shearwater. Recovered and became ground instruction airframe 910B from 3 April 1994, used at CFB Borden.  Still there in 1995, when it was declared surplus.

12410

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-245

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4010

 

Reported by Rankin-Lowe and Cline as received "Gulf War" modifications for Operation Friction, 1991; and at CFB Shearwater in 1995.  BUT reported as struck off on 7 January 1974, after crashing at Shearwater on 26 April 1973, in Griffin, Smith and Castle.

12411

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-249

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4011

 

Visited King George V docks in Glasgow, Scotland in late 1970s, with 12422.  Ditched 19 September 1989 into the Atlantic off Bermuda.  Believed to be with No. 406 Squadron at the time.  Recovered and became ground instruction airframe at CFB Shearwater.

 

last date: 14 February 1990 - Struck off, remained in use as instructional airframe.

12412

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-253

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4012

 

Received "Gulf War" modifications for Operation Friction, 1991.  With 423 Squadron, CFB Shearwater, 1999.  Also served with 443 Squadron.  Seen at Vancouver International Airport, 11 December 2003.

12413

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-256

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4013

 

Received "Gulf War" modifications, for Operation Friction, 1991.  With No. 443 Squadron when it visited downtown Vancouver on 21 September 2004.  Carried nose FLIR at that time.  Still with No. 443 Squadron on west coast in 2005.

12414

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-260

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4014

 

With 406 (HT) Squadron, CFB Shearwater, NS in 1983 and 1999.  Used as water landing trainer in 1995.  Aircraft in this role can be recognized by yellow tape applied around access door seams on nose and lower fuselage.  Rotor strike on rear fuselage during tight turn while taxing at Shearwater, 16 June 1999.  With No. 443 Squadron, dates not known.

12415

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-264

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970? - renumbered from RCN 4015

 

This CF serial number is reported in some sources, but was probably not marked before aircraft was struck off.

 

last date: 12 September 1969 - Struck off, after being lost at sea near Bermuda on 24 June 1969.

12416

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A/CH-124B

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-282

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4016

 

With VT 406, dates not known.  Operated from HMCS Athabaskan, 1977.  Converted to CH-124B.  Served with 443 Squadron, CFB Shearwater, NS.  At IMP, for overhaul or storage, in 1995.  Seen at London, Ontario air show in 1999.

12417

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-283

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4017

 

Operated from HMCS Saguenay, 1983.  Received "Gulf War" modifications for Operation Friction, 1991.  With 423 Squadron, CFB Shearwater, 1999.  Took part in 2005 Abbotsford air show.  With No. 443 Squadron at CFB Comox in November 2005.

12418

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-285

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4018

 

Converted to utility configuration, no change in designation, but unofficially known as a CH-124U.  Later received SKIP upgrades to become a CH-124A.  With HS 50 when it ditched on 26 April 1973.  Partially recovered?

 

last date: 7 January 1974 - Struck off, see comments.

12419

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-285

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4019

 

Converted to utility configuration, no change in designation, but unofficially known as a CH-124U.  Later received SKIP upgrades, to become a CH-124A.  Served with VT 406, dates not known.  Sustained serious damage on 27 Aug 2003, while serving with 443 Squadron.

12420

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-286

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4020

 

Crashed and sank on 7 or 8 November 1971.  Recovered, not repairable.

 

last date: 28 August 1972 - Struck off, see comments.

12421

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A / C

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-287

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4021

 

With No. 423 Squadron at CFB Shearwater, NS in 1982.  Converted to CH-124C.  Operated by Helicopter Operational Test and Evaluation Facility, CFB Shearwater, N.S, for trials including door gun firing.  Rotated through regular squadron use when not involved in testing.  With 406 (HT) Squadron, CFB Shearwater, 1999.  Also known as CH-124A(OT&E), both this and CH-124C designation appear to be official.

12422

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-288

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4022

 

With VT 406 and No. 423 Squadron, CFB Shearwater, NS, dates not known.  Visited King George V docks in Glasgow, Scotland in late 1970s, with 12411.  Operated from HMCS Margaree in 1983.

12423

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-289

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4023

 

With No. 443 Squadron and later No.  422 Squadron, CFB Shearwater, NS, in 1980s.  Ditched on 27 February 1993 off west coast of Florida, back with No. 443 Squadron by then.  Recovered 1 May 1993, not repairable.

 

last date: 1 February 1995 - Struck off after ditching, see comments.

12424

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A / B / B-2

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-290

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4024

 

With No. 423 Squadron, dates unknown.  Operated from HMCS Algonquin during exercises of Norway in 1982.  Converted to CH-124B.  One of 6 CH-124B updated with HELTAS to CH-124B-2 standard early 1990s.  With No. 443 Squadron in 1995.  At Abbotsford air show, August 2004.  Scheduled for conversion to troop transport during 2006, to support the new Standing Contingency Task Force (SCTF).  Modification will include removal of HELTAS and other ASW gear, installation of seats, and upgrades to communications and self-defense gear.  All conversions to be completed in November/ December 2006.  These aircraft may be operated by the new Special Forces squadron, announced by CF in late 2005.

12425

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-324

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4025

 

VT 406, CFB Shearwater, NS, in 1982. Converted to utility configuration, no change in designation, but unofficially known as a CH-124U.  Later received SKIP upgrades, to become a CH-124A.  Also reported as crashed in July 1993, apparently repaired.  Caught fire in flight due to chafed fuel line on 28 April 1994, destroyed.  Crashed south-east of St. John, NB.  2 fatalities.  Wreckage still in storage in 1995, for accident investigation.

12426

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-328

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4026

 

With No. 443 Squadron, CFB Shearwater, NS.  Operated from HMCS Athabaskan in 1983.  Visited Portsmouth, England onboard HMCS Algonquin, 1 April 1984.  Received Gulf War modifications for Operation Friction, 1991.  At CFB Shearwater, NS in 1995.  Also with No. 423 Squadron, dates not known.

12428

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-332

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4028

 

With No. 443 Squadron at CFB Shearwater, NS.  At IMP, for overhaul or storage, in 1995.  Onboard HMCS Ville de Québec, 2004.

12429

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-334

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4029

 

Operated by No. 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron, CFB Shearwater, NS.  Also with 423 Squadron, CFB Shearwater, for detachments on HMCS Huron (date unknown) and on HMCS Athabaskan in 1983.  With No. 443 Squadron in 1995.  On display at CNE air show, Toronto, Ontario, September 1996.  Onboard HMCS Iroquois, 1999.

12430

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A / B / B-2

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-336

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4030

 

With No. 423 Squadron at CFB Shearwater, dates not known.  Converted to CH-124B.  One of 6 CH-124B updated with HELTAS to CH-124B-2 standard early 1990s.  At CFB Shearwater, NS in 1995.  Took part in Canadian National Exhibition air show, at Toronto, in 2005.  With No. 443 Squadron at CFB Comox in November 2005.  Scheduled for conversion to troop transport during 2006, to support the new Standing Contingency Task Force (SCTF).

12431

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-338

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4031

 

With No. 423 Squadron at CFB Shearwater, 1983.  Later with 443 Squadron.  At CFB Shearwater, NS in 1995.  Operated in UN mission to East Timor, Operation Toucan.

12432

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-340

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4032

 

With 406 (HT) Squadron, CFB Shearwater when it crashed at Shearwater on 15 November 1972.

 

last date: 7 December 1972 - Struck off after crash, see comments.

12433

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-342

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4033

 

With HS 50 at Shearwaterwhen renumbered.  With 406 (HT) Squadron, CFB Shearwater, dates unknown.  With No. 433 Squadron in 1995.

12434

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A / B / B-2

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-344

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4034

 

With VT 406, dates not known.  Visited Stockholm, Sweden, 18 May 1981.  With 423 Squadron, 1983.  Converted to CH-124B.  One of 6 CH-124B updated with HELTAS to CH-124B-2 standard early 1990s.  Received nose mount for FLIR.  Seen at Millville, NJ, in May 2003.  Scheduled for conversion to troop transport during 2006, to support the new Standing Contingency Task Force (SCTF).

12435

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-345

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4035

 

Visited Europe in late 1970s, on board unknown ship.   Visited Portsmouth, England onboard HMCS Algonquin, 1 April 1984.  Received nose mount for FLIR.  At CFB Shearwater, NS in 1995.  With HS 443 in 1997.  Also with No. 423 Squadron, dates not known.

12436

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-347

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4036

 

With No. 423 Squadron, dates not known.  With 443 Squadron, CFB Shearwater, NS.  With No. 443 Squadron at CFB Comox in 1995 and in November 2005.

12437

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A / B / B-2

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-380

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4037

 

With No. 423 and No. 443 Squadrons, CFB Shearwater, NS, dates not known.  Onboard HMCS Huron in 1982.  Onboard HMCS Fraser, Athabaskan and Protecteur in 1983.  Converted to CH-124B.  One of 6 CH-124B updated with HELTAS to CH-124B-2 standard early 1990s.  At CFB Shearwater, NS in 1995.  Scheduled for conversion to troop transport during 2006, to support the new Standing Contingency Task Force (SCTF).

12438

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-381

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4038

 

Converted to CH-124A in 1975 / 1976, as a result of SKIP upgrade.  With 423 Squadron, 1983, while onboard HMCS Skeena.  Converted to Operation Friction configuration 1991, no change in designation.  Operated in support of UN mission in Somolia, 1993, with nose FLIR mount.  At CFB Shearwater in 1995.  Crashed in North Sea on 2 February 2006, 18:34 UTC, in open water, at the Kattegat, NW of the island of Anholt, Denmark, while operating from HMCS Athabaska in NATO exercise.  Ship was assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group 1.  Tail rotor struck water during flare while attempting night landing on board.  Had been waved off previously, apprently due to problems on ship deck.  Sank in 16 metres of water, all crew recovered.  Hoisted to surface next day, taken to harbour of Aarhus, Denmark on barge.  Probably will be scrapped.

12439

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-382

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4039

 

With VT 406, CFB Shearwater, NS, in 1982.  Still with this unit when it crashed on 4 August 1991 at air show in Schenectady, New York.  Aircraft approached landing from a high hover, and apparently entered ring vortex state during descent, resulting in sudden and large increase in sink rate close to the ground.  Originally classified as Category B (repairable), but re-classified as Category A on 21 August 1991.  To Aircraft Maintenance Development Unit at CFB Trenton on 25 August 1991.

12440

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-383

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4040

 

With HS 50 at Shearwater when renumbered.  Special paint scheme to commemorate 75th anniversary of 12th Air Maintenance Squadron, CFB Shearwater.   With 406 (HT) Squadron, CFB Shearwater.  Received nose mount for FLIR.  Onboard HMCS Ville de Quebec 23 September 2005, for NATO exercises in Baltic Sea.  Still operating in North Sea on 7 October 2005.  Seviceability problems during later visit to the UK, diverted to Stornoway for repairs.  May have been on HMCS Halifax at that time?  Still with NATO group in March 2006, when it visited Woensdrecht, Holland.  Seen at De Kooy, Holland on 18 to 23 March 2006, reportedly off HMCS Athabaskan.

12441

Sikorsky

United Aircraft Canada

CH-124

CH-124A / B / B-2

Sea King

 

S-61A

61-384

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 August 1970 - renumbered from RCN 4041

 

With No. 423 Squadron at CFB Shearwater, NS, 1982.  With 443 Squadron, onboard HMCS Athabaskan, in 1983.  Converted to CH-124B.  One of 6 CH-124B updated with HELTAS to CH-124B-2 standard early 1990s.  Still with No. 423 Squadron, CFB Shearwater, in 1999.  Scheduled for conversion to troop transport during 2006, to support the new Standing Contingency Task Force (SCTF).

 


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