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Grumman TBM-3E Avenger * Retired *
20 TBM-3E and -3E2 delivered 8 January to 17 March 1958 via Royal Navy under MDAP. Used for short range patrol. Serialled 21-20 to 21-28 (TBM-3E) and 21-29 to 21-30 (TBM-3E2), (eleven became 065 to 075 in 1959). 5 converted to target tug duties. Withdrawn 1 May 1958-11 October 1961, five to Brazilian Navy 25 July 1960.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
21-20   XB399 8 Jan 1958 ex-USN 53367, later 065, scrapped Dutch Antilles 8 Feb 1961
21-21   XB381 8 Jan 1958 ex-USN 85899, later 066, scrapped Dutch Antilles 8 Feb 1961
21-22   XB449 8 Jan 1958 ex-USN 86156, scrapped de Kooy 16 Dec 1959
21-23   XB396 6 Feb 1958 ex-USN 53550, scrapped de Kooy 16 Dec 1959
21-24   XB308 6 Mar 1958 ex-USN 53107, accident w/o 24 Oct 1958
21-25   XB445 17 Mar 1958 ex-USN 85549, later 067, returned 25 July 1960, to Brazil Navy N-503
21-26   XB447 17 Mar 1958 ex-USN 85930, later 068, returned 25 July 1960, to Brazil Navy
21-27   XB377 17 Mar 1958 ex-USN 53557, scrapped de Kooy 16 Dec 1959
21-28   XB385 19 Feb 1958 ex-USN 53604, later 069, returned 25 July 1960, to Brazil Navy
21-29   XB382 19 Feb 1958 ex-USN 53099, later 071, scrapped de Kooy 13 Jan 1961
21-30   XB379 6 Feb 1958 ex-USN 91131, later 070, converted to TT, scrapped Dutch Antilles 8 Feb 1961
21-31   XB384 19 Feb 1958 ex-USN 91723, later 072, converted to TT, scrapped de Kooy 13 Jan 1961
21-32   XB378 6 Feb 1958 ex-USN 53142, later 073, converted to TT, returned 25 July 1960, to Brazil Navy
21-33   XB369 17 Mar 1958 ex-USN 53924, later 074, converted to TT, scrapped Dutch Antilles 11 Oct 1961
21-34   XB331 6 Mar 1958 ex-USN 86174, later 075, converted to TT, returned 25 July 1960, to Brazil Navy
21-35   XB394 8 Jan 1958 ex-USN 53438, scrapped de Kooy 29 Apr 1959
21-36   XB437 6 Feb 1958 ex-USN 91355, for spare parts 1 May 1958
21-37   XB393 19 Feb 1958 ex-USN 53060, for spare parts 29 July 1958
21-38   XB401 6 Mar 1958 ex-USN 53548, for spare parts 1 Aug 1958
21-39   XB372 6 Mar 1958 ex-USN 86235, for spare parts 14 Apr 1958

References:

  • Dutch Military Aviation 1945-1978 by Paul A Jackson (1978)
  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)


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