Historical Order of Battle for 1997

of the Uruguayan Navy

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Unit Type Base

Grupo de Escuadrones (ESCAN)

Laguna del Sauce/BAEN Curbelo
Escuadrón Antisubmarino y Exploración King Air Laguna del Sauce/BAEN Curbelo
Escuadrón de Apoyo Táctico T-28S Laguna del Sauce/BAEN Curbelo
Escuadrón de Apoyo Logistico Wessex, PA-34, Cessna 182 Laguna del Sauce/BAEN Curbelo
Escuela de Aviación Naval T-34C Laguna del Sauce/BAEN Curbelo
Mantenimiento General de la Aviación Naval (MAGAN) Laguna del Sauce/BAEN Curbelo

 

Historical Order of Battle for 1977

of the Uruguayan Navy

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Unit Type Base

Grupo de Escuadrones (ESCAN)

Laguna del Sauce/BAEN Curbelo
Escuadrón Antisubmarino y Exploración S-2A Laguna del Sauce/BAEN Curbelo
Escuadrón de Apoyo Logistico Bell 47G, CH-34J Laguna del Sauce/BAEN Curbelo
Escuela de Aviación Naval SNJ-4, TC-45H/J Laguna del Sauce/BAEN Curbelo

 

National Markings

of the Uruguayan Navy

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by Uruguayan Naval Aviation since its formation:


                                       
                  Main Marking                                                 Fin Flash

1930-Present
The main marking is displayed in 6 positions (ie above and below each wing) of aircraft and on each side of the fuselage. The fin flash is displayed on the rudder. The serial number is displayed on the fuselage of aircraft and sometimes also on the rudder.

From 1951 the main marking and the anchor are usually displayed in 4 positions (ie above and below each wing) of aircraft. The fin flash is displayed on the rudder. The serial number and the inscription "AVIACIÓN NAVAL" are displayed on the fuselage of aircraft and helicopters and sometimes the serial number also on the rudder.

From 1955 the main marking and the anchor are usually displayed in 4 positions (ie above and below each wing) of aircraft. The fin flash is displayed on the rudder. The serial number and the inscription "ARMADA" are displayed on the fuselage of aircraft and helicopters and sometimes the serial number also on the rudder.

 

Rio Santa Lucia

Airfield Profile

Ownership

Operator: Uruguayan Naval Aviation.

Location

Address: Not known.

Nearest Town/City: to be added.

  Latitude Longitude
Deg. Min. Sec. S xx° 14′ 23.00″ W 0zz° 31′ 09.00″
Decimal N xx.239722° E zz.519167°

Elevation: ww m/492 ft

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History

Name Changes

Rio Santa Lucia 1930 – 1934

Narrative Summary

Float planes base from 1930 till 1934.

Key Dates

??    Formal opening of the base

Runways

None – floatplane base.

Residents

The following organisations are, or were, permanently based at this location:

Based Military Units

Uruguayan Navy Aviation

Based Civilian Operators

To be added.

Photo Gallery

To be added.

More Information

Books

None known

Magazines

Feature articles to be added.

Websites

To be added

Disclaimer: Information is provided on this page for historical purposes only, and not for aerial navigation.

Bay of Montevideo

Airfield Profile

Ownership

Operator: Uruguayan Naval Aviation.

Location

Address: Not known.

Nearest Town/City: to be added.

  Latitude Longitude
Deg. Min. Sec. S xx° 14′ 23.00″ W 0zz° 31′ 09.00″
Decimal N xx.239722° E zz.519167°

Elevation: ww m/492 ft

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History

Name Changes

Bay of Montevideo 1930 – 1934

Narrative Summary

HQ of Naval Aviation from 1930 till 1934.

Key Dates

??    Formal opening of the base

Runways

Direction Length Width Surface
Metres (m) Feet (ft) Metres (m) Feet (ft)
0?/?? xx xx xx xx Paved

Residents

The following organisations are, or were, permanently based at this location:

Based Military Units

Uruguayan Navy Aviation

Based Civilian Operators

To be added.

Photo Gallery

To be added.

More Information

Books

None known

Magazines

Feature articles to be added.

Websites

To be added

Disclaimer: Information is provided on this page for historical purposes only, and not for aerial navigation.

Aerodrome Auxiliar Costa Azul

Airfield Profile

Ownership

Operator: Uruguayan Naval Aviation.

Location

Address: Not known.

Nearest Town/City: to be added.

  Latitude Longitude
Deg. Min. Sec. S xx° 14′ 23.00″ W 0zz° 31′ 09.00″
Decimal N xx.239722° E zz.519167°

Elevation: www m/492 ft

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History

Name Changes

Aerodrome Auxiliar Costa Azul ?? – ??

Narrative Summary

No information available.

Key Dates

??    Formal opening of the base

Runways

Direction Length Width Surface
Metres (m) Feet (ft) Metres (m) Feet (ft)
0?/?? x x x x Paved

Residents

The following organisations are, or were, permanently based at this location:

Based Military Units

Uruguayan Navy Aviation

Based Civilian Operators

To be added.

Photo Gallery

To be added.

More Information

Books

None known

Magazines

Feature articles to be added.

Websites

To be added

Disclaimer: Information is provided on this page for historical purposes only, and not for aerial navigation.

Base Aeronaval No.2 Cap. Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo

Airfield Profile

Ownership

Operator: Uruguayan Naval Aviation.

Location

Address: Not known.

Nearest Town/City: to be added.

  Latitude Longitude
Deg. Min. Sec. S xx° 14′ 23.00″ W 0zz° 31′ 09.00″
Decimal N xx.239722° E zz.519167°

Elevation: 28 m/95 ft

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History

Name Changes

Base Aeronaval No.2 Cap. Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo 1947 – Present

Narrative Summary

The base became operational on 10.9.1947. Today all aircraft and helicopter of the ANU operate from this base.

Key Dates

??    Formal opening of the base

Runways

Direction Length Width Surface
Metres (m) Feet (ft) Metres (m) Feet (ft)
01/19 1600 5249 38 125 Paved
08/26 2133 6998 45 148 Paved

Residents

The following organisations are, or were, permanently based at this location:

Based Military Units

Uruguayan Navy Aviation

Based Civilian Operators

To be added.

Photo Gallery

To be added.

More Information

Books

None known

Magazines

Feature articles to be added.

Websites

To be added.

Disclaimer: Information is provided on this page for historical purposes only, and not for aerial navigation.

Base Aeronaval No.1 Isla Libertad

Airfield Profile

Ownership

Operator: Uruguayan Naval Aviation.

Location

Address: Not known.

Nearest Town/City: to be added.

  Latitude Longitude
Deg. Min. Sec. S yy° 14′ 23.00″ W 0zz° 31′ 09.00″
Decimal N yy.239722° E zz.519167°

Elevation: 150 m/492 ft

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History

Name Changes

Base Aeronaval No.1 Isla Libertad 1934 – 1950

Narrative Summary

The base became operational on 12.6.1934 and was operational until 1950.

Key Dates

??    Formal opening of the base

Runways

Direction Length Width Surface
Metres (m) Feet (ft) Metres (m) Feet (ft)
0?/?? x x x x x

Residents

The following organisations are, or were, permanently based at this location:

Based Military Units

Uruguayan Navy Aviation

Based Civilian Operators

To be added.

Photo Gallery

To be added.

More Information

Books

None known

Magazines

Feature articles to be added.

Websites

To be added.

Disclaimer: Information is provided on this page for historical purposes only, and not for aerial navigation.

Uruguayan Naval Aviation

Operator Profile

History

Narrative Summary

The service was formed as Servicio de Aeronáutica de la Armada on 7.2.1925 but received its first aircraft, two CANT 18 and one CANT 21, only on 24.9.1930. On 12.6.1934 Base Aeronaval No.1 Isla Libertad in the Bay of Montevideo became operational. In 1942 the service received some Sikorsky OS2U-3 Kingfisher and Fairchild PT-23A training aircraft from the United States in return for base facilities. In 1947 Base Aeronaval No.2 Cap. Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo at Laguna del Sauce became operational. From 1949 till 1957 large quantities of Grumman Avenger, Grumman Hellcat and Martin Mariner were delivered to the Aviación Naval, as the service is known from 1951 on. The name was changed another time in 1955, when the Naval Aviation got its present name.

In the mid-1960s most of the operational aircraft reached the end of their economic life and it was only from 1965 on, when the ANU received Grumman S-2A Tracker and Sikorsky CH-34J. During the next years the service got only small quantities of aircraft and helicopters. Today the ANU is a small command with a Grupo de Escuadrones of two operational squadrons and one training school, which got a big boost in 2006, when they received six MBB Bo-105M from Germany.

Key Dates

7 February 1925    Servicio de Aeronáutica de la Armada was formed.
24 September 1930   Servicio de Aeronáutica de la Armada received its first aircraft.
12 June 1934   Base Aeronaval No.1 Isla Libertad became operational.
10 September 1947   Base Aeronaval No.2 Cap. Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo at Laguna del Sauce became operational.
1951   The service was renamed Aviación Naval.
1955   Aviación Naval Uruguaya became operational.

Current Status

The aircraft of the Naval Aviation are fully operational.

Future Plans

No information available.

Markings

National Insignia

CurrentHistorical

Aircraft Serial Numbers

From 1930 aircraft serials began with number 1 and were used in chronological order as aircraft arrived in the Naval Aviation. From 1942 prefixes for identification were used, e.g. OP (Observación y Patrulla), SG (Servicios y Generales). From 1955 the prefix A (Armada) followed by three digits was used. The A was dropped at a later date.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Table of Current Service Aircraft

All-Time Aircraft Used List

All-Time Table of Aircraft Used

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

None known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Base Aeronaval No.2 "Capitán Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo", Laguna del Sauce

Organisational Structure

Today the ANU is a small command with a Grupo de Escuadrones (ESCAN) of two operational squadrons and one training school.

Current Order of Battle

Table of Current Order of Battle

Historical Orders of Battle

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1947)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1957)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1977)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1997)

All-Time Flying Units List

Units Listing

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

The Uruguay Naval Aviation currently operates one mayor airbase.
Military Air Bases Listing

All-Time Air Bases Used List

Military Air Bases Listing

Aircraft-Carrying Ships

To be added.

More Information

Books

Armed Forces of Latin America (Adrian English)

Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

Latin American Air Wars and Aircraft 1912-1969 (Dan Hagedorn)

Aircraft of the Chaco War 1928-1935 (Dan Hagedorn / Antonio L. Sapienza)

Air Arsenal North America (Phil Butler)

Magazines

World Air Power Journal No.31 p. 154-157

Websites

Aviación Naval Uruguaya
Scramble: Uruguay Air Arms
Memorias del Tiempo del Vuelo

Any photographs illustrating this air arm would be welcome.