Grumman HU-16C Albatross

in Icelandic Coast Guard Service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 2
Service Entry: 1969
Retirement: 1969


Two HU-16C’s borrowed from the US Coast Guard, January – May 1969, to replace the Catalina, but they proved very unreliable and were soon returned. One example had US Navy serial 141276. Used for fishery protection.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
1276 G-423 141276 Jan 1969 returned to USCG May 1969.
2361 G-368 142361 Jan 1969 returned to USCG May 1969


(Photo, Olafur Sigurdsson Collection)

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