Kaman  HUK-1  (UH-43C)    Huskie

US NAVY

 

FIRST   HUK-1   ACCEPTED
All were accepted at  Bloomfield, CT by the Navy  between 29 May 1958 (146309) and 31 Dec 1958  (146327)

 

TOTAL   HUK-1   BUILT    24             BuNo. 146304 - 146327  (24)

Accepted by USN  BAR M&S  at  BLOOMFIELD - delivered to the fleet :

146305   30 Sep 1958 - 18 Oct 1958
146306   28 Aug 1958 - 16 Sep 1958
146307   25 Nov 1958 -  18 Dec 1958
146308   29 Aug 1958 - 09 Sep 1958
146315   29 Aug 1958 - 08 Sep 1958
146316   30 Sep 1958 - 28 Oct 1958
146317   30 Sep 1958 - 10 Nov 1958
146318   30 Sep 1958 - 28 Oct 1958
146319   30 Oct 1958 - 21 Nov 1958
146320   30 Oct 1958 - 21 Nov 1958
146321   31 Oct 1958 - 09 Dec 1958
146322   31 Oct 1958 - 09 Dec 1958
146323   18 Nov 1958 - 13 Jan 1959
146324   28 Nov 1958 - 13 Jan 1959
146325   30 Dec 1958 - 18 Feb 1959
146326   31 Dec 1958 - 26 Feb 1959
146327   31 Dec 1958 - 26 Jun 1959
 

Accepted by USN  BAR  FA  at  BLOOMFIELD - delivered to the fleet :  

146304   08 Jul 1958 - 21 Nov 1958
146309   29 May 1958 - 18Jul 1958
146310   29 May 1958 - 18 Jul 1958
146311   27 Jun 1958 - 09 Jul 1958
146312   30 Jun 1958 - 08 Aug 1958
146313   29 Jul 1958 - 01 Aug 1958
146314   31 Jul 1958  - 23 Aug 1958  

 

HUK-1  146304  at  Bloomfield, CT  1958 - Kaman photo 2502-1     collection   J.D. Ragay

 

NAVY     HU-2 01 Aug 1958 17 Mar 1961
NAS  Lakehurst , NJ

When station at NAS Lakehurst , assigned to HU-2   (DET.1, HU-2 operated from NAS Norfolk, VA)

When stationed on board :
USS Champlain        assigned to  HU-2   DET.34
USS Randolph          assigned to  HU-2   DET.36  
USS Essex                assigned to  HU-2   DET.45
USS Wasp                assigned to  HU-2   DET.48
USS Leyte                assigned to  HU-2   DET.51
USS Valley Forge    assigned to  HU-2   DET.52
USS Burton Isle       assigned to  HU-2   DET.72
USS Eastwind          assigned to  HU-2   DET.73  

 
KamanRotorTips  Jan 1961-p7 21 Dec 60   HUK-1 from aircraft carrier USS Valley Forge  HU-2
KamanRotorTips  Apr 1961-p7

CDR Charles B. Campbell, Jr., USN, skipper of  HU-2 , presented engine log book to R.E. Carr, AMCAP, and Lt.Cdr. R.L. Moren, VRF-31 ; as squadron bids farewell to HUK-1. The helicopter was ferried to the Naval Air Station at Jacksonville, FL.
HU-2 first received the HUK-1 on Aug. 1, 1958, and sent the bird cruising early in 1959. While in HU-2, the HUK-1 flew over 6500 hours and was credited with 28 rescues.

Assigned  aircraft :

146304     from 21 Nov 1958  until  18 Aug 1959  w/o
146305     from 18 Oct 1958   until  05 Nov 1958   and   from  05 Jun 1959  until  15 Sep 1959  w/o 
146308     from  09 Sep 1958  until  16 Feb 1961
146309     from  18 Dec 1958  until  14 Dec 1960
146312     from  08 Aug 1958  until  31 Jan 1959  w/o 
146313     from  01 Aug 1958  until  18 Dec 1959
146315     from  08 Sep 1958   until  16 Feb 1961
146319     from  21 Nov 1958  until   03 Oct 1959  and  from  06 Feb 1960  until   06 Dec 1960
146320     from  21 Nov 1958  until   13 May 1959 and  from  01 Nov 1959  until  09 Jan 1961
146323     from  13 Jan 1959   until   15 Mar 1961
146324     from  13 Jan 1959   until   27 Feb 1959  w/o

146325     from  18 Feb 1959  until   17 Mar 1961

photo 146313    "HU 70" 
photo 146312    "HU 71" 
photo 146308    "HU 72" 
photo 146315    "HU 73" 
photo 146. . .     "HU 75" 
photo 146. . .     "HU 76" 
photo 146. . .     "HU 77" 
photo 146 . . .    "HU 78" 

photo 146323    "HU 79" 

 

photo copied out of Kaman Rotor Tips issue July 1960 -p5


 

NATC 1958 - 1960
NAS Patuxent River, MD
 
Assigned  aircraft :

146309     from  18 July 1958 until 18 Dec 1958
146310     from  18 July 1958 until 06 Aug 1959

146311     from  09 July 1958 until 11 May 1960

Photo  146311    May 1959 

HUK 146311 (in hangar) and a sister ship - NATC 19?? - photo collection  M.Klaver


 

NAVY   Station Operations 1958 - 1964
 
NAS Alameda, CA

146309   assigned from  06 Mar 1963  until 19 Mar 1963
146310   assigned from  06 Aug 1959  until 18 Sep 1959
146320   assigned from  11 Feb 1962   until 13 Mar 1962
146325   assigned from  27 Mar 1962  until  30 Apr 1962  

NAS Barbers Point, HI

146306   assigned from  17 Nov 1958  until  01 Mar 1961
146307   assigned from  03 Oct 1963  until  25 May 1964
146309   assigned from  19 Mar 1963  until  25 Jul 1964   to storage
146310   assigned  to  VU-1  from 18 Sep 1959  until  20 Jul 1960
              
assigned to Station Ops  from  20 Jul 1960   until  16 Aug 1960  and from                                           01 Feb 1961  until  29 Apr 1963
146314   assigned from  17 Nov 1958  until  07 Dec 1960
146322   assigned from  21 Apr 1961  until  20 Jan 1964  

Photo  146306             late 1958 
Photo  146310             late 1958
P
hoto  of  HUK  with "Barbers Point" on tail fin  (KamanRotorTips  May 1961-p.14)  (KamanRotorTips  December 1961-p.9)

NAS Jacksonville, FL

146309   assigned from  08 Sep 1961  until  30 Oct 1962
146311   assigned from  11 May 1960 until  29 Aug 1960  and from
                                         
18 May 1961 until  26 Aug 1963  to storage Litchfield Park 
146320   assigned from  09 Jan 1961   until   29 May 1961  

Photo  146320             Feb 1961 
(KamanRotorTips  Nov 1960-p18) 
(KamanRotorTips  October 1961-p.22)
(KamanRotorTips  December 1961-p.9)  

HUK-1's from NAS Jacksonville, NAS Cecil Field and N.S. Mayport all had a role in the festivities at Cape Canaveral after Lt Col John Glenn 's orbital ride (add by Ragay : 20 Feb 1962  Capsule  "Friendship 7"). They acted as "spotters" for the parade in which President Kennedy and other dignitaries participated. (KamanRotorTips  April 1962-p.18)
NAS Cecil Field, FL

146319   assigned  from 11 Sep 1961  until 18 Mar 1963 (damaged , w/o)

HUK-1's from NAS Jacksonville, NAS Cecil Field and N.S. Mayport all had a role in the festivities at Cape Canaveral after Lt Col John Glenn 's orbital ride (add by Ragay : 20 Feb 1962  Capsule  "Friendship 7"). They acted as "spotters" for the parade in which President Kennedy and other dignitaries participated. (KamanRotorTips  April 1962-p.18)

(KamanRotorTips  June 1962-p.16)
NS   Mayport, FL

146308   assigned  from 07 Nov 1961  until 02 Feb 1964  (to storage Litchfield Park, AZ)

HUK-1's from NAS Jacksonville, NAS Cecil Field and N.S. Mayport all had a role in the festivities at Cape Canaveral after Lt Col John Glenn 's orbital ride (add by Ragay : 20 Feb 1962  Capsule  "Friendship 7"). They acted as "spotters" for the parade in which President Kennedy and other dignitaries participated. (KamanRotorTips  April 1962-p.18)

(KamanRotorTips  Feb 1963-p.6)
NAS Agana, Guam

146307   assigned  from 09 Mar 1959  until  28 Aug 1959
146316   assigned  from 17 Oct 1960   until  25 Feb 1961
146321   assigned  from 15 Jul 1960    until  28 Oct 1960
146322   assigned  from 23 Jun 1960   until  10 Oct 1960
146325   assigned  from 30 Apr 1962   until  01 Jul 1964
146326   assigned  from 07 May 1959  until  16 Mar 1961
              
assigned  from 22 Feb 1962   until   01 Jul 1964
146327   assigned  from 22 Aug 1959  until   28 Sep 1960  w/o   

HUK-1   "Angel 326 "  (146326)
Other mission from NAS Agana with "Angel 316"  in November 1960.

(KamanRotorTips  June 1961-p.12-14)

NAS Midway

146307   assigned  from 06 Jul 1960  until  28 Apr 1961
146314   assigned  from 16 Jul 1961  until  31 Jul 1963
146317   assigned  from 20 Dec 1963 until 27 Aug 1964  

NAS Cubi Point , PI

146306   assigned from  13 Sep 1961  until  27 Jan 1964
146316   assigned from  04 Dec 1958  until  17 Oct 1960  and from
                                         
13 Sep 1961  until  24 Mar 1964
146317   assigned from  04 Dec 1958  until 30 Aug 1961

146326   assigned from  16 Mar 1961  until  09 Oct 1961

NAS Sangley Point , PI

146318   assigned from  06 Dec 1958 until  27 May 1961  and  from 
                                         
15 Nov 1961 until  03 Jan 1964  
146321  assigned from  17 May 1961 until  07 Jul 1964  

NAS Atsugi, Japan

146307   assigned from  20 Apr 1962  until  03 Oct 1963
146317   assigned from  16 Dec 1961  until  20 Dec 1963
146320   assigned from  13 Mar 1962  until  01 Apr 1964
146321   assigned from  10 Feb 1959  until  25 Sep 1959  and from
                                          
10 Jun 1960  until  22 Jun 1960
146322   assigned from  10 Feb 1959  until  25 Sep 1959
146323   assigned from  28 Mar 1962  until  01 Apr 1964  

Photo  146320    1962

MARS Iwakuni, Japan

146321   assigned from  25 Sep 1959  until  10 Jun 1960
146322   assigned from  25 Sep 1959  until  02 Jun 1960  

 

 

MARINES  VMO-2 1964 - 1965
MCAF Futema , Okinawa , Japan 
 
Assigned  aircraft :

146306   assigned from  27 Jan 1964  until  24 May 1965  to O&R  NORTH ISLAND / storage
146314   assigned from  16 Jan 1964  until  06 Apr 1964  damaged   w/o 
146316   assigned from  24 Mar 1964 until  24 May 1965  to O&R  NORTH ISLAND / storage  

 

 

HUK   STORAGED   AT  LITCHFIELD PARK , AZ     TOTAL  :  10
  Delivered Struck of Charge Sold to FAA register
146307 13 Aug 1964 21 May 1965 17 Jan 1967   Allied Aircaft, AZ N11119
146308 02 Feb 1964 21 May 1965 15 Mar 1967   Rosenbalm Av,OR N9847
146309 13 Aug 1964 21 May 1965 17 Jan 1967   Allied Aircraft, AZ N11012
146311 26 Aug 1963 21 May 1965 19 Jan 1967   Arizona Airc Prt, AZ N6174
146317 20 Oct 1964 21 May 1965 19 Jan 1967   Arizona Airc Prt, AZ N6175
146318 26 Mar 1964 23 May 1965 21 Mar 1967   Allied Aircraft, AZ N5144
146321 13 Aug 1964 21 May 1965 19 Jan 1967   Arizona Airc Prt, AZ N3910
146322 26 Mar 1964 21 May 1965    
146325 13 Aug 1964 21 May 1965    
146326 13 Aug 1964 21 May 1965 19 Jan 1967   Arizona Airc Prt, AZ N6176

 

last update 03/10/2007