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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

TF901

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

Mk. 10

 

 

first date: January 1948 - Arrived in Canada.

 

Loaned to Canada for trials with the Winter Experimental Establishment at RCAF Station Namao, Alberta.  Carried RN markings.  Destroyed in fatal accident on 17 January 1948.  Taken on strength for book keeping purposes.

 

last date: 12 February 1948 - Taken on strength, struck off same day.

TF985

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 14 February 1949 - Taken on strength

 

With 871 Squadron when lost.

 

last date: 19 September 1951 - Struck off, after ditching on 10 August 1951.

TF992

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

With 803 Squadron, coded "BC*A".  Still with this unit when lost.

 

last date: 9 April 1949 - Struck off, after being lost at sea on 12 March 1949.

TF993

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

Turned over on night landing, date unknown, while with 880 Squadron, coded "BC*A".  Also served with 803 and 870 Squadrons, and VF 871, dates unknown.

 

last date: 4 February 1956 - Struck off

TF994

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

With 803 and 870 Squadrons.

 

last date: 1 July 1956 - Struck off

TF995

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

last date: 5 January 1949 - Struck off, after Category A crash at Dartmouth, NS on 15 October 1948.

TF996

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

Initially served with 803 Squadron.  Coded "BC*F" by March 1950, still in early RCN paint scheme.  In full RCN markings by November 1950, when it visited Gibralter.  Still with 803 Squadron, coded "BC*K".  Destroyed by post crash fire on board HMCS Magnificent on 18 May 1955, reportedly only Sea Fury fire on any RCN ship.  Coded "294" (or 254?) at the time.

 

last date: 10 June 1955 - Struck off after crash, see comments.

TF997

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

With 803 Squadron, coded "BC*G".  Went missing during ferry flight on 30 June 1950.  Aircraft was returning to Shearwater from overhaul at Avro Canada in Toronto.  Left Quebec City, performed brief aerobatic display over airport, and headed east into worsening weather.  Wreckage not found until 1968, near Millinocket, Maine.  Had struck trees on a ridge while in a descent.  Accident report theorizes pilot Lt. M.C. Hare was attempting a forced landing in a nearby creek, due to low fuel or engine problems, and was probably too low to bail out, because of the low ceilings and high terrain.  Wreckage still there in 1979, when a memorial plaque was placed on the site.

 

last date: 12 November 1950 - Struck off after going missing on 30 June 1950, see comments.

TF998

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

With 803 Squadron, coded "BC*H".

 

last date: 28 March 1949 - Struck off

TF999

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

With 803 Squadron, coded "BC*J".  Later with 871 and 870 Squadrons.

 

last date: 18 August 1952 - Struck off

TG113

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

With 803 Squadron by September 1948, coded "BC*K", with name of pilot fitter, and rigger marked belwo the windscreen, and an RCN ensign on the rudder.

 

last date: 29 May 1951 - Struck off, after being lost at sea on 1 May 1951 off HMCS Magnificent.

TG114

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

 

41H/609972

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 May 1947 - Taken on charge

 

On board HMCS Magnificent, with 803 Squadron, coded "BC*L", in March 1949 when the ship passed through the Panama Canal.  Flown from Malton, Ontario to Shearwater, NS in 1:45 on 15 December 1949, by LCDR R. A. Creeery, setting new record.  One other aircraft in this flight, serial not known.  Was with 870 Squadron at the time, coded "BC*F", and carried coloured word "NAVY" on fuselage, probably for air show displays.  At HMCS Shearwater June 1952, with no squadron codes.  Sold to Brian Baird of Toronto, Ontario, c. November 1962, registered as CF-OYF (or CF-OYK?).  To J. W. Fornof of  Houma, LA, 1966-1969, registered as N54M.   Overturned during landing, Houma, LA, 1967.  To Brian Baird, Phoenix, AZ, 1969, wreckage stored at Mesa, AZ.  Restoration started using parts from VR918 & VR919 at Phoenix, AZ.  Frank C. Sanders of Chino, CA, 1971-1976, registered as N232J.  Restoration completed, converted to 2-seat configuration.  First flight, 1971.  Flown as N232/232/0.  To Lloyd A. Hamilton, Santa Rosa, CA, 1980.  To William E. Sims, Charleston, IL, 1982-1987. To Ronald M. Runyan, Springdale, OH, May 1988-1995.  Leased to Robert J.Lamplough, North Weald, UK, 1988-1994.  Delivered by air to North Weald, Apr. 24, 1990.  To Aces High Ltd, North Weald, UK on June 13, 1994-1995, registered as G-BVOE.  To Maruna Airplane Co, Akron, OH, Jan. 1995.  To Gallant Corp, Dover, DE, Feb. 1, 1995, registered as N232J.  Shipped to USA from North Weald, UK.  To Michael Brown, Carson City, NV, Mar. 21, 1996-1997.  To  Michael Brown/Sea Fury Ltd, Carson City, NV, May 1997-2004, registered as N232MB.  Restored, Ione, CA, 1996-1998, fitted with Wright R-3350.  First flight, 1998.  Flown as race #232, "September Fury".  Additional modification done for racing, including small canopy.

 

last date: 2 October 1956 - Struck off

TG115

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

Wings folded on take off on 24 November 1948, repaired and returned to service.  With VF 870 when it disbanded in late March 1954, coded "106".  Still carried these markings after transfer to School of Naval Aircraft Maintenance, at HMCS Shearwater.

 

last date: 2 October 1956 - Struck off

TG116

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

 

 

last date: 9 April 1949 - Struck off, after being lost at sea on 22 March 1949, off HMCS Magnificent.

TG117

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

To Winter Experimental Establishment at RCAF Station Namao, Alberta, and Watson Lake, Yukon, from winter of 1948 / 1949.  Coded "ZZ*A" while there.  Painted red on horizontal stab and outer wing panels.  Destroyed in crash at Watson Lake on 30 January 1951.

 

last date: 12 February 1951 - Struck off

TG118

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength.

 

Transported to Canada on board HMCS Magnificent, in RN markings.  Served with 803 and 871 Squadrons.

 

last date: 2 October 1956 - Struck off

TG119

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

 

41H/609977

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

Served with VF 870 and VF 871, coded "110".  Sold to Bancroft Industries in 1963.  To National Aeronautical Collection same year.  Now in Canada Aviation Museum, Ottawa, coded "110".

 

last date: 1956 - Struck off, later sold.

TG120

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1947 - Taken on charge

 

Used for deck landing trials onboard HMCS Magnificant, in UK waters, from 4 May 1948, in RN markings.  Still in RN markings during early days at Shearwater.  Took part in first Naval air show in Canada, at Shearwater on 21 July 1948, in early RCN markings by then, including blue maple leaf over red centre of RN roundels.  Group Commander's aircraft summer of 1948, coded "*B GC".  With VF 870 when it ditched on 12 June 1951.

 

last date: 23 July 1951 - Struck off

TG121

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

Served with VF 871.

 

last date: 2 October 1956 - Struck off

TG122

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

With 870 Squadron in June 1952, coded "BC*H".  Visited Mount Hope airport, Hamilton, Ontario, in these markings.

 

last date: 4 September 1952 - Struck off.

TG123

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

Crashed on 28 March 1949, while on test flight.

 

last date: 12 July 1949 - Struck off after crash.

TG124

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength.

 

With 870 Squadron, coded "BC*F", in September 1952.  Also with 803 and 883 Squadrons, no dates.

 

last date: 4 July 1956 - Struck off

TG125

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

Loaded on board HMCS Magnificent on 18 May 1948, for transport to Canada.  With 883 Squadron detachment to CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba for armament training fall of 1949.  With 803 Squadron when it crashed on 27 March 1951.

 

last date: 2 May 1951 - Struck off after crash.

TG126

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1947 - Taken on charge

 

Lost at sea on 28 February 1951.  with 883 Squadron at that time.

 

last date: 12 April 1951 - Struck off, see comments.

TG127

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

Coded "127" in September 1953.  With VF 871 detachment to CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba in January 1954.  Also with 883 and 870 Squadrons, no dates known.

 

last date: 2 October 1956 - Struck off.

TG128

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1947 - Taken on charge

 

Gear collapsed on landing, date unknown, coded "113" at the time.  Also coded "113", with 870 Squadron, when it took part in the 1952 Canadian National Exhibition air show.  Based at Malton during the show.  Also served with 883 Squadron and VX 10, dates unknown.  Still coded "113" when it crashed on 10 August 1955, while with VT 40.

 

last date: 4 December 1955 - Struck off after crash, see comments.

TG129

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

With 883 Squadron detachment to CJATC, Rivers Camp, Manitoba for armament training fall of 1949.  Carried no codes at that time.  With 871 Squadron, 30th Carrier Air Group in May 1952, coded "AA*D".  Later coded "114".  Also with 803 Squadron, dates not known.

 

last date: 18 August 1956 - Struck off.

VR918

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength

 

With 871 Squadron in May 1952, coded "AA*Y".  Also with 803 Squadron, dates not known.

 

last date: 2 October 1956 - Struck off

VR919

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 24 May 1948 - Taken on strength.

 

Gear up landing at Shearwater, on 26 May 1949.  By then was in early RCN markings, including blue maple leaf on red centre of RN roundels, no code marked.  Served with VF 871, dates not known.  Overhauled July 1956, and placed in storage.  In storage at RCAF Station Scoudouc, NB in August 1959, no codes marked.

 

last date: 2 October 1956 - Struck off

VW225

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 14 February 1949 - Taken on strength

 

With 883 Squadron.

 

last date: 4 July 1956 - Struck off

VW227

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 16 February 1949 - Taken on strength

 

With 883, 870 and 871 Squadrons.

 

last date: 3 May 1956 - Struck off

VW230

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 16 February 1949 - Taken on strength

 

With 883 and 871 Squadrons.

 

last date: 4 July 1956 - Struck off

VW231

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 16 February 1949 - Taken on strength

 

To Canadian Joint Air Training Centre, Rivers Camp, Manitoba, with VF 871, spring of 1953, coded "120".  Unit was working up for detachment to Korea, but war ended before unit was sent.  Also seen on HMCS Magnificent with this code, when it struck the barrier on 20 September 1953.  Also with 883 and 870 Squadrons, dates not known.

 

last date: 15 June 1956 - Struck off

VW239

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 16 February 1949 - Taken on strength

 

With 871 Squadron, coded "AA*D", when it visited Kindley Field, Bermuda, in early 1950s.  Later coded "121".  Also with 883 Squadron, dates not known.

 

last date: 2 October 1956 - Struck off

VW552

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 February 1949 - Taken on strength

 

Arrived at Shearwater June 1949 with RN roundels, no fin flash, and "Royal Navy" marked above serial number on fuselage.  Seen with 802 Squadron crest on cowl, but no codes, date unknown.  By May 1950 with 803 Squadron, coded "BC*A", when it caught the barrier on board HMCS Magnificent.  Also with 870 and 871 Squadrons, dates not known.

 

last date: 1956 - Struck off

VW563

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 16 February 1949 - Taken on strength

 

Coded "100".  With 883 and 871 Squadrons, dates not known.

 

last date: 2 October 1956 - Struck off

VW571

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 16 February 1949 - Taken on strength

 

Damaged in collision with truck at Shearwater, on 7 April 1952.  Coded "AA*K" at that time.  Nosed over while taxiing at Shearwater on 24 February 1954, with VF 870, coded "123" by then.  With 883 and 871 Squadrons, dates not known.

 

last date: 2 October 1956 - Struck off

VW584

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 16 February 1949 - Taken on strength

 

Group Commanders aircraft summer of 1949, coded "*B GC".  With 883 and 871 Squadrons, dates not known.

 

last date: 1 September 1956 - Struck off

VX675

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 11 October 1950 - Taken on strength

 

With 803 and 871 Squadrons, dates not known.

 

last date: 1 September 1956 - Struck off.

VX682

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 11 October 1950 - Taken on strength

 

With 803 and 871 Squadrons, dates not known.

 

last date: 4 July 1956 - Struck off

VX686

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 11 October 1950 - Taken on strength

 

With 883 Squadron, coded "AA*P" in March 1951.  With 883 Squadron, coded "AA*T", during HMCS Magnificent's Mediterranean cruise of 1952.  Onboard HMCS Magnficent, coded "127", date unknown.  With 803 and 871 Squadrons and VX10, dates not known.  Last Sea Fury overhauled by Fairey Canada, delivered on 2 November 1956.  Ferried to Scoudouc, NB for storage, by VX 10 pilot.

 

last date: 7 November 1956 - Struck off

VX688

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 11 October 1950 - Taken on strength

 

With 883 Squadron, coded "AA*A", when it visited Gibralter on 7 November 1950.  Operating off HMCS Magnificent at the time.  Still carrying this code when lost at sea on 1 March 1951.

 

last date: 12 April 1951 - Struck off

VX690

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 11 October 1950 - Taken on strength

 

Served with 803 Squadron and VF 870.  Sold, seen at McEwans Airfield, still coded "128".

 

last date: 2 October 1956 - Struck off

VX692

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 11 October 1950 - Taken on strength

 

With 871 Squadron in January 1952, coded "AA*C".  With 881 Squadron when it ditched on 10 September 1952.

 

last date: 8 October 1952 - Struck off

VX695

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 11 October 1950 - Taken on strength

 

With 803 Squadron.

 

last date: 1 June 1951 - Struck off

WG564

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 28 August 1951 - Taken on strength

 

With VF871 and VX10.

 

last date: 1 September 1956 - Struck off

WG565

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

 

41H/636292

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 August 1951 - Taken on strength

 

With 883 Squadron, coded "AA*A", early 1950s.  Lead aircraft of VF 871 detachment at Coronation Review fly past in the UK, 15 June 1953.  Coded "131" at the time.  Flew last official RCN Sea Fury flight, on 3 April 1957.  Later ferried to Calgary, Alberta for use as a training aid at the Southern Alberta Institiute of Technolgy.  Still there till 1966.  Gate guardian at HMCS Tecumseh, Calgary from May 1966 to 1984.  Restored in mid 1980s by Aero Space Museum of Calgary.  To Naval Museum of Alberta, in Calgary, from 1988.  Displayed in "AA*A" markings.

 

last date: 18 April 1957 - Struck off

WG566

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 28 August 1951 - Taken on strength

 

With 870 Squadron in June 1952, coded "BC*A".  Carried F-24 camera in fuselage.  Coded "132".  Destroyed in mid-air on 10 April 1953, with 870 Squadron at the time.

 

last date: 10 April 1953 - Struck off.

WG567

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

 

41H/636294

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 August 1951 - Taken on charge

 

Onboard HMCS Magnificent, coded "133".  Sold to Robert P. Vanderveke of, Pierrefords, Quebec, September 1961-1965, registered as CF-VAN.  To Michael D. Carroll, Long Beach, CA, 1965-1969, registered as N878M, modifed as racer.   Military equipment removed, airframe lightened.  Outer wing panels clipped (removing 6.5 ft. total).   Small bubble canopy installed.  First race appearance at Reno 1966.  Flown as race #87 "Signal Sea Fury" by Lyle Shelton.  To Sherman Cooper, Merced, CA, 1969-1972.  Flew as Race #87 "Miss Merced".  Nosed over during forced landing after engine failure near Mojave, CA, 13 November 1971.  To Frank C. Sanders, Chino, CA, 1980-1981, acquired wreck.  To James A. Mott, South Gate, CA, 1984-1999, acquired wreck from Frank Sanders.  Rebuilt at Chino, 1984-1988.  Flew as race #42 "Super Chief".  Period betwen 1992-1999 unknown.  To Stephen Bolander and Jim Michaels/J&S Aviation, Oconomowoc, WI, 24 March, 1999-2002.  Trucked from Chino to Ione, CA for restoration.  Fitted with Wright R-3350 and additional racing mods.  First flight, Ione, CA, Mar. 2000.  Flown as race #87 "Miss Merced".  To Eric Woelbing, Franksville, WI, July 21, 2003-2004.  Flown as race #87 "Miss Merced", based at Kenosha Airport, WI.

 

last date: 8 February 1957 - Struck off.

WG568

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 28 August 1951 - Taken on strength

 

last date: 4 October 1953 - Struck off, after crashing at Dartmouth on 21 September 1953.

WG569

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 28 August 1951 - Taken on strength

 

Ground looped on landing on board HMCS Magnificent, off Brermuda, on 5 November 1952.  Coded "135" at that time.  With VF871, dates not known.

 

last date: 2 October 1956 - Struck off

WG570

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 28 August 1951 - Taken on strength

 

With 883 Squadron, coded "AA*A", early 1950s.  Carried these markings when operated from HMCS Magnificent.

 

last date: 1 September 1956 - Struck off

WG571

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 28 August 1951 - Taken on strength

 

With 883 Squadron, coded "AA*B", when it struck the barrier on board HMCS Magnficent on 12 June 1950.  Also with 870 Squadron, dates not known.

 

last date: 4 July 1956 - Struck off

WG572

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 28 August 1951 - Taken on strength

 

On board HMCS Magnificent in September 1954, coded "138", for Exercise New Broom II.  Carried Popeye art work on cowling.  With VF871.

 

last date: 2 October 1956 - Struck off

WG573

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 28 August 1951 - Taken on strength

 

With VF 871 detachment to CJATC, Rivers Camp Manitoba in January 1954, for armament training.  On board HMCS Magnificent, coded "139", date unknown.

 

last date: 28 August 1956 - Struck off

WG574

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 28 August 1951 - Taken on strength

 

With VF 870 and VF 871.

 

last date: 1 September 1956 - Struck off

WG575

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 28 August 1951 - Taken on strength

 

With VX 10.

 

last date: 4 July 1956 - Struck off

WJ300

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 1 December 1952 - Taken on strength

 

Ferried to Norfolk, Virginia by USS Midway in October 1952, collected there by HMCS Magnificent in November 1952.

 

last date: 23 August 1954 - Struck off, after crashing on HMCS Magnificent on 14 July 1954.

WJ301

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 1 December 1952 - Taken on strength

 

Ferried to Norfolk, Virginia by USS Midway in October 1952, collected there by HMCS Magnificent in November 1952.  With VF 871.  Used by VX 10 for target towing trials in August 1956, one of the last operational Sea Furies.

 

last date: 1 September 1956 - Struck off

WM472

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 1 December 1952 - Taken on strength

 

Ferried to Norfolk, Virginia by USS Midway in October 1952, collected there by HMCS Magnificent in November 1952.  Served with VF 870.  With VT 40, coded "801", when it crashed, date unknown.

 

last date: 4 January 1956 - Struck off

WM473

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 1 December 1952 - Taken on strength

 

Ferried to Norfolk, Virginia by USS Midway in October 1952, collected there by HMCS Magnificent in November 1952.  Ditched, off HMCS Magnificent, in early 1955.

 

last date: 30 March 1955 - Struck off.

WM474

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 1 December 1952 - Taken on strength

 

Ferried to Norfolk, Virginia by USS Midway in October 1952, collected there by HMCS Magnificent in November 1952.

 

last date: 23 April 1956 - Struck off

WM475

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 1 December 1952 - Taken on strength

 

Ferried to Norfolk, Virginia by USS Midway in October 1952, collected there by HMCS Magnificent in November 1952.  Served with VT 40.

 

last date: 23 August 1956 - Struck off

WM476

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 1 December 1952 - Taken on strength

 

Ferried to Norfolk, Virginia by USS Midway in October 1952, collected there by HMCS Magnificent in November 1952.  Crashed, burned, and exploded during Field Carrier Landing Practice at Shearwater on 9 March 1955.  Coded "146" at this time.  Pilot J. W. Searle pulled from burning wreck shortly before it exploded, by Lt. D. Muncaster, who had just arrived by helicopter.  Muncaster was awarded George Medal in 1956 for this rescue.

 

last date: 30 May 1955 - Struck off

WM477

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 1 December 1952 - Taken on strength

 

Ferried to Norfolk, Virginia by USS Midway in October 1952, collected there by HMCS Magnificent in November 1952.  In storage at RCAF Station Scoudouc, NB in late 1950s.

 

last date: 3 May 1956 - Struck off

WM478

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 1 December 1952 - Taken on strength

 

Ferried to Norfolk, Virginia by USS Midway in October 1952, collected there by HMCS Magnificent in November 1952.  Served with VF 871.

 

last date: 1 September 1956 - Struck off

WZ633

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 5 November 1953 - Taken on strength

 

Loaded onboard HMCS Magnificent in the UK, early October 1953, for transport to Canada.  Already in RCN markings, including 3 digit pennant number, by then.  Served with VF 871.

 

last date: 23 April 1956 - Struck off

WZ634

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 5 November 1953 - Taken on strength

 

Loaded onboard HMCS Magnificent in the UK, early October 1953, for transport to Canada.  Already in RCN markings, including 3 digit pennant number, by then.  With VF 871 when it crashed on 4 June 1955.

 

last date: 16 June 1955 - Struck off after crash, see comments.

WZ635

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 5 November 1953 - Taken on strength

 

Loaded onboard HMCS Magnificent in the UK, early October 1953, for transport to Canada.  Already in RCN markings, including 3 digit pennant number, by then.  Served with VF 871 and VT 40.

 

last date: 1 September 1956 - Struck off

WZ636

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 5 November 1953 - Taken on strength

 

Loaded onboard HMCS Magnificent in the UK, early October 1953, for transport to Canada.  Already in RCN markings, including 3 digit pennant number, by then.  Later carried code "354", signficance not known.  With VF 871 when it crashed on 4 October 1955.

 

last date: 4 February 1956 - Struck off

WZ637

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 5 November 1953 - Taken on strength

 

Loaded onboard HMCS Magnificent in the UK, early October 1953, for transport to Canada.  Already in RCN markings, including 3 digit pennant number, by then.  Served with VF 871.

 

last date: 1956 - Struck off

WZ638

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 5 November 1953 - Taken on strength

 

Loaded onboard HMCS Magnificent in the UK, early October 1953, for transport to Canada.  Already in RCN markings, including 3 digit pennant number, by then.  Served with VF 871.

 

last date: 23 April 1956 - Struck off

WZ639

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 5 November 1953 - Taken on strength

 

Loaded onboard HMCS Magnificent in the UK, early October 1953, for transport to Canada.  Already in RCN markings, including 3 digit pennant number, by then.  Served with VX 10.

 

last date: 28 June 1955 - Struck off.

WZ640

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 5 November 1953 - Taken on strength

 

Loaded onboard HMCS Magnificent in the UK, early October 1953, for transport to Canada.  Already in RCN markings, including 3 digit pennant number, by then.  Served with VF 871.

 

last date: 23 April 1956 - Struck off

WZ641

Hawker

 

Sea Fury

F. B. Mk.11

 

 

first date: 5 November 1953 - Taken on strength

 

Last Sea Fury produced.  Loaded onboard HMCS Magnificent in the UK, early October 1953, for transport to Canada.  Already in RCN markings, including 3 digit pennant number, by then.  Served with VF 871.

 

last date: 1 September 1956 - Struck off


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