Historical Order of Battle for 1957

of the Uruguayan Navy

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Unit Type Base
1er Escuadrilla Aeronaval Kingfisher, Widgeon Laguna del Sauce/BAEN Curbelo
Escuadrón de Caza Hellcat Laguna del Sauce/BAEN Curbelo
Escuadrón Antisubmarino y Exploración Avenger, Mariner Laguna del Sauce/BAEN Curbelo
Escuela de Aviación Naval SNJ-4, PT-23A, PT-26A Laguna del Sauce/BAEN Curbelo

 

Current Order of Battle

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, Jetstream Laguna del Sauce/BAEN Curbelo
Escuadrón de Helicópteros Wessex, HB.355F 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

 

Servicio de Aeronáutica de la Armada

of the Uruguayan Navy

History

The unit was formed on 7.2.1925 but received its first aircraft, two CANT 18 and one CANT 21, only on 24.9.1930. 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. The unit was renamed Aviación Naval in 1951.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
CRDA CANT 18 2 1930 – 1940 1,2
CRDA CANT 21 1 1930 – 1942 3
Fairchild PT-23A 3 1942 – 1959 201-203
Sikorsky OS2U-3 Kingfisher 6 1942 – 1958 601-606
Grumman J4P-2 Widgeon 1 1943 – 1979 751


Unit Markings

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Main Bases

Base Duration
Rio Santa Lucia/Santiago Vazquez 1930 – 1934
Base Aeronaval Isla Libertad/Montevideo 1934 – 1947
Base Aeronaval Cap. Curbelo/Laguna del Sauce 1947 – 1951


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.

Escuela de Aviación Naval

of the Uruguayan Navy

History

The unit was formed on 15.8.1944 at the small airport of Angel Adami from which flight operations commenced, with some PT-23A. In 1947 the new Base Aeronaval No.2 Capitan Carlos Curbelo became operational and the school moved to its present location.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Fairchild PT-23A 3 1942 – 1959 201-203
North American SNJ-4/5 Texan 6/2 1949 – 1984 251-258
Fairchild PT-26A 1 1951 – 1965 204
Beech TC-45H/J Expediter 3/3 1961 – 1987 210-212,215-217
Beech T-34A/B/C Turbo Mentor 1/1/3 1981 – Present 260,261,270-272


Unit Markings

Figure 1
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Main Bases

Base Duration
Angel Adami AP/Melilla 1944 – 1947
Base Aeronaval Cap. Curbelo/Laguna del Sauce 1947 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/2007 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Escuadrón de Apoyo Logistico

of the Uruguayan Navy

History

No unit history known.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Bell 47G (OH-13H) Sioux 7 1955 – 1997 051-056
Sikorsky CH-34J Choctaw 6 1971 – 1992 061-066
Bell 212 1 1980 – 1992 071
Cessna 182 3 1990 – 1999 754-756
Piper PA-34-200T 2 1991 – 1999 210,211
Westland Mk.60/HC.2 Wessex 8 1991 – Present 063-065,081-085


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aeronaval Cap. Curbelo/Laguna del Sauce n/a – n/a


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/2007 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Escuadrón Antisubmarino y Exploración

of the Uruguayan Navy

History

The unit was formed in 1956 when the PBM-5 Mariner arrived.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Grumman TBM Avenger 16 1949 – 1960 501-508,551-558
Martin PBM-5 Mariner 3 1956 – 1965 810-812
Grumman S-2A/G Tracker 3/3 1965 – 1996 851-856
Beech King Air 200T 1 1980 – Present 871
BAe Jetstream T.2 2 1999 – Present 875,876


Unit Markings

Escuadrón Antisubmarino y Exploración



Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aeronaval Cap. Curbelo/Laguna del Sauce 1956 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/2007 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Escuadrón de Helicópteros

of the Uruguayan Navy

History

No unit history known.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Bell 47G (OH-13H) Sioux 7 1955 – 1997 051-056
Sikorsky CH-34J Choctaw 6 1971 – 1992 061-066
Bell 212 1 1980 – 1992 071
Westland Mk.60/HC.2 Wessex 8 1991 – Present 063-065,081-085
Helibras HB.355F Ecureuil 2 1 2006 – Present 071
MBB Bo-105M 6 2007 – Present 061-066


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aeronaval Cap. Curbelo/Laguna del Sauce n/a – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/2007 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Escuadrón de Apoyo Táctico

of the Uruguayan Navy

History

No unit history known.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
North American T-28S Fennec 9 1979 – 2000 401-409


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aeronaval Cap. Curbelo/Laguna del Sauce n/a – n/a


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/2007 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Escuadrón de Caza

of the Uruguayan Navy

History

The unit was formed on 22.4.1952 with the Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat and was operational until the withdrawal of the aircraft in 1960.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat 12 1952 – 1960 401-406,450-455


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aeronaval Cap. Curbelo/Laguna del Sauce 1952 – 1960


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.