Servicio de Aeronáutica de la Armada

of the Uruguayan Navy
 

Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: unknown
Main Role: Flight Operations
Secondary Role:
First Formed: 1925
Parent Unit: ANU HQ
Current Status: Disbanded

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

Figure 1
To be added


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

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