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Grumman TBM-3W Avenger * Retired *
25 TBM-3W2 delivered 29 September 1953 (20 a/c) and 1 October 1953 (5 a/c) from US Navy under MDAP. Serialled 16-101 to 16-124 (later 045 to 064). Used as submarine 'hunter', withdrawn 16 December 1959-2 May 1961.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
16-101   53361 29 Sept 1953 in the sea off Karel Doorman, w/o 26 Sept 1954
16-102   85650 29 Sept 1953 later 045, to Anthony Fokker School 14 Nov 1960, to G-BTBM
16-103   85751 29 Sept 1953 in the sea off HMS Bulwark, w/o 28 Oct 1955
16-104   85880 29 Sept 1953 later 046, scrapped de Kooy 14 Apr 1960
16-105   86039 29 Sept 1953 wfu 1959, scrapped Dutch Antilles 16 Dec 1959
16-106   91456 29 Sept 1953 later 047, scrapped de Kooy 10 Jan 1961
16-107   85490 29 Sept 1953 wfu 1959, scrapped Dutch Antilles 16 Dec 1959
16-108   86229 29 Sept 1953 later 048, scrapped de Kooy 30 July 1960
16-109   53136 29 Sept 1953 later 049, scrapped Dutch Antilles 16 Dec 1959
16-110   91738 29 Sept 1953 later 050, to TOKM 20 July 1960, sold 1966
16-111   86188 29 Sept 1953 later 051, scrapped de Kooy 7 Jan 1961
16-112   91155 29 Sept 1953 later 052, scrapped de Kooy 30 Jan 1960
16-113   91296 29 Sept 1953 later 053, scrapped de Kooy 7 Jan 1961
16-114   91385 29 Sept 1953 later 054, scrapped de Kooy 14 Nov 1960
16-115   91403 29 Sept 1953 later 055, scrapped de Kooy 7 Jan 1961
16-116   91406 29 Sept 1953 later 056, scrapped de Kooy 12 Jan 1961
16-117   91423 29 Sept 1953 later 057, scrapped de Kooy 10 Jan 1961
16-118   91457 29 Sept 1953 later 058, scrapped de Kooy 30 July 1960
16-119   91458 29 Sept 1953 later 059, scrapped de Kooy 7 Jan 1961
16-120   91516 29 Sept 1953 later 060, scrapped de Kooy 10 Jan 1961
16-121   91476 1 Oct 1953 later 061, scrapped Dutch Antilles 2 May 1961
16-122   91488 1 Oct 1953 later 062, scrapped Dutch Antilles 2 May 1961
16-123   91570 1 Oct 1953 later 063, scrapped de Kooy 7 Jan 1961
16-124   91713 1 Oct 1953 later 064, scrapped Dutch Antilles 2 May 1961
TOKM = Technische Opleiding Koninklijke Marine te Amsterdam

References:

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


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