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Grumman TBM-3S2 Avenger * Retired *
34 TBM-3S2 delivered under MDAP 30 January 1954 to 31 May 1955 from US Navy. Serialled 1-1 to 1-34 (later 020 to 042), used as submarine 'killer'. 5 later converted to target tugs. Withdrawn 16 December 1959-12 May 1961.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
1-1   91567 30 Jan 1954 accident Valkenburg w/o 15 June 1954
1-2   53291 30 Jan 1954 later 020, scrapped Dutch Antilles 05 May 1961
1-3   91467 30 Jan 1954 scrapped Dutch Antilles 16 Dec 1959
1-4   53247 15 Feb 1954 in the sea off Egmond w/o 17 May 1954
1-5   86030 30 Jan 1954 later 021, scrapped Dutch Antilles 15 Feb 1961
1-6   53124 6 Feb 1954 later 022, scrapped Dutch Antilles 05 May 1961
1-7   53089 30 Jan 1954 in the sea off Kanaal, w/o 18 Feb 1956
1-8   53854 4 Feb 1954 scrapped Dutch Antilles 16 Dec 1959
1-9   53866 23 Feb 1954 in the sea off Bermuda w/o 27 Jan 1959
1-10   91569 30 Jan 1954 later 023, scrapped de Kooy 07 Jan 1961
1-11   53651 5 Feb 1954 scrapped Dutch Antilles 16 Dec 1959
1-12   85852 15 Feb 1954 in the sea off Karel Doorman, w/o 29 Aug 1959
1-13   53722 23 Feb 1954 later 024, scrapped de Kooy 30 July 1960
1-14   53087 30 Jan 1954 in the sea off Karel Dorman, w/o 8 Sept 1959
1-15   53756 9 Oct 1954 later 025, scrapped de Kooy 14 Nov 1960
1-16   85529 7 Oct 1954 later 026, scrapped Dutch Antilles 23 Mar 1961
1-17   91189 7 Oct 1954 later 027, scrapped de Kooy 14 Oct 1960
1-18   91686 10 Oct 1954 in the sea off Karel Doorman, w/o 29 Mar 1955
1-19   53202 28 Feb 1955 in the sea off IJmuiden, w/o 26 Nov 1957
1-20   53212 28 Feb 1955 later 028, in the sea off Gibraltar, w/o 25 Feb 1960
1-21   53250 28 Feb 1955 later 029, in the sea w/o 12 Oct 1960
1-22   53258 28 Feb 1955 later 030, scrapped de Kooy 14 Nov 1960
1-23   53640 28 Feb 1955 later 031, scrapped Dutch Antilles 01 Apr 1961
1-24   85989 28 Feb 1955 later 032, converted to TT, in the sea off Katwijk, w/o 28 Jan 1960
1-25   53582 28 Feb 1955 later 033, scrapped Dutch Antilles 12 May 1961
1-26   53646 28 Feb 1955 later 034, scrapped Dutch Antilles 12 May 1961
1-27   53671 28 Feb 1955 later 035, scrapped de Kooy 07 Jan 1961
1-28   53920 28 Feb 1955 later 036, scrapped de Kooy 30 July 1960
1-29   85623 28 Feb 1955 later 037, converted to TT, wfu 7 Jan 1961
1-30   69392 31 May 1955 later 038, converted to TT, scrapped de Kooy 12 Jan 1961
1-31   85646 31 May 1955 later 039, converted to TT, scrapped de Kooy 16 Dec 1959
1-32   91304 31 May 1955 later 040, converted to TT, scrapped de Kooy 30 July 1960
1-33   91328 31 May 1955 later 041, scrapped de Kooy 10 Jan 1961
1-34   91376 31 May 1955 later 042, scrapped de Kooy 07 Jan 1961

References:

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


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