Recent Updates to List of US Navy Serial Numbers



Last revised June 14, 2017


142142/142235	Douglad A4D-1 Skyhawk
	142172 VA-44 (Hornets) 'AD-325' engine flamed out (due to failure of high-pressure fuel pump) near NAS Jacksonville, FL
					Dec 16, 1958.  Pilot, Ensign Meredith W 'Pat' Patrick ejected safely. Stricken (1AA1) Dec 16 1958.
	142176 VA-44 (Hornets) 'AD-326' engine flamed out (due to failure of high-pressure fuel pump) and ditched in St John's 
		River, NE of NAS Jacksonville, FL, Feb 21 1959. The pilot, Ensign Meredith W 'Pat' Patrick survived. Stricken 
		(1AA1) Feb 28 1959.

148435/148612	Douglad A4D-2N Skyhawk
	148578 A-4L VA-203 (Blue Dolphins) 'AF' crashed into Ortega River, near NAS Jacksonville, FL, due to engine failure, circa 
		1973. Pilot Dan Condon ejected safely.

151686/151701	Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion
	151697 crashed during landing at undisclosed location in SE Asia, Apr 24 1968, and destroyed by post-crash fire. 1 
		casualty (burns).

152392/152415	Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion
	152411 while en-route at 2200 feet, the aircraft received multiple automatic weapons hits, causing loss of first stage 
		hydraulic pressure, and a reported fire in the tail section. It made a forced landing at undisclosed location in 
		SE Asia. Crew rescued and aircraft later recovered.
	152413 HMH-463, destroyed in crash at undisclosed location in SE Asia, May 19 1968. Materiel failure. 35 injured.


153274/153313	Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion
	153276 destroyed in mortar attack, while parked at undisclosed location in SE Asia, Mar 5 1968. No known casualties.
	153283 aircraft hit in starboard transition section, prior to take-off at Khe San. It flew 90 feet and landed, rolled off 
		runway, breaking into three sections. Post-crash fire extinguished. 2 killed, 3 injured. (BRL case no. 80035).
	153284 crashed into rice paddy south of Da Nang, Quang Nan Province, South Vietnam Jul 28, 1968, due to bearing failure 
		in number 1 engine, and inflight fire. 5 killed.
	153306 hit by 2 explosive rounds while on the ground at undisclosed location in SE Asia. No information regarding damage.

153705/153739	Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion
	153710 struck mountain near Quang Tri, SVN Jan 8, 1968, after change from IFR to VFR. Pilot error. 43 killed.
	153714 hit by 3 x .5" rounds while on approach to landing at undisclosed location in SE Asia. Pilot made a wheels up 
		landing, with damage limited to a broken FM antenna. Method of aircraft recovery unknown. No casualties.
	153717 hit by automatic weapons fire during take-off from an undisclosed location in SE Asia. Forced to land due to oil 
		loss.
	153733 received 19 small arms hits, while approaching an undisclosed landing zone in SE Asia. Hydraulic lines to rear
		ramp and left landing gear brakes were severed, 2 main flight controls damaged, and 2 hits on the main rotor 
		blades. Made forced landing with no crew injuries.

154863/154884	Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion
	154876 hit by 2 rounds while on en-route at 200 feet, causing damage to the fuel system. Made forced landing at 
		undisclosed location in SE Asia. Aircraft later recovered.
	154880 hit by multiple .5" rounds, and B-40 rocket fragments while on approach to landing. Number 2 engine damaged and 
		shut down. Made forced landing at undisclosed location in SE Asia. Aircraft later recovered.


165896/165909	Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet
		165904 VFA-137, crashed on approach to USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), in the Celebes Sea, east of Borneo and Malaysia, Apr 21 
			2017. Pilot ejected and was recovered safe.

166515/166597	Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk
		166549 HSM-78 det. USS Dewey (DDG-105), crashed near Guam, Apr 26 2017. Three crew recovered safe. 

07153 N2S-3 (MSN 75-6757) is registered N62438.

07761 N2S-3 (MSN 75-7365) is registered N67823.

07774 N2S-3 (MSN 75-7378) was registered N4GA, now N450E.

30112 N2S-4 (MSN 75-3551) was registered N54929, now N4410W.

43464 N2S-5 (MSN 75-8558) is registered N1702M.
153308 CH-53A Sea Stallion MSN 65-079. Noted in February 2017 in use with Dept of 
Defense Louis. F. Garland Fire Academy, Goodfellow AFB, 
Texas. 
169152 EA-18G Growler MSN AG-5. Delivered to RAAF on February 21, 2017 as 
A46-305 
169153 EA-18G Growler MSN AG-6. Delivered to RAAF on February 21, 2017 as 
A46-306 
169154 EA-18G Growler MSN AG-7. Delivered to RAAF on February 21, 2017 as 
A46-307 
169155 EA-18G Growler MSN AG-8. Delivered to RAAF on February 21, 2017 as 
A46-308 

References:

1. Vesto Haas
2. Glenn Chatfield
3. Glenn Chatfield with information from Peter.