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Consolidated Catalina * Retired *
Fifty PBY-5/5A ordered from Consolidated 11 October 1940, serialled Y-38 to Y-87.
Y-38 to Y-73 36 aircraft of PBY-5 version delivered 3 September 1941-16 January 1942.
Y-74 to Y-85 12 aircraft PBY-5A amphibian version delivered 2 September 1942-20 November 1942.
Y-86 & Y-87 2 aircraft PBY-5 version delivered 17 May 1943.
Survivors serial prefix changed to P in July 1946, and to 16 in 1947. Last example wfu 14 February 1952. All used by 321 sqn in Ceylon for ASW/maritime patrol/transport.
Y-3 taken over from US Navy, 2 March - 7 March 1942.
Y-88 to Y-93 six aircraft, Boeing (Canada) P2B-1 Catalina IVB, loaned from RAF 9 July 1944 - 1 August 1944, returned to RAF 4 February 1945 and replaced by 6 identical models in November 1946, with the same serials. Later reserialled 16-88 to 16-93. Aircraft scuttled 25 July 1950.
16-200 to 16-206 two PBY-5 Catalina I and five Catalina IVA purchased from RCAF 19 June 1946 and delivered 17 September 1946-26 December 46, last withdrawn 14 February 1952. 16-207 to 16-210 four PB2B-2 Catalina VI from RAAF 1947. Last withdrawn 17 October 1949. 16-211 to 16-216 six PBY-5A, from US Navy overhauled by Aviolanda and re-delivered 9 February 1951 - 25 July 1951. Withdrawn 14 August 1956 - 13 May 1957.
16-217 to 219 renumbering of 3 survivors from original PBY-5A batch April 1953. last withdrawn 12 August 1957.
16-220 to 225 six PBY-5A ex-RAAF, delivered 2 February 1954 - 8 December 1954, wfu & scrapped 12 August 1956 - 1 July 1957.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
Y-3   P-3 2 Mar 1942 PBY-4, abandoned by US Navy as unserviceable at Tjilatjap, repaired by MLD and flown to Australia, returned to USN 7 Mar 1942
Y-38 232   3 Sept 1941 PBY-5, forced landing Westervaawater w/o 9 Feb 1942
Y-39 241   3 Sept 1941 PBY-5, to US Navy mid Jan 1942 as P-41
Y-40 249   11 Sept 1941 PBY-5, crashed Madoera w/o 3 Feb 1942
Y-41 260   11 Sept 1941 PBY-5, to US Navy mid Jan 1942 as P-42
Y-42 266   11 Sept 1941 PBY-5, wreckage combined with USN 22-P-12 to produce USN P-46 by 28 Feb 1942
Y-43 276   23 Sept 1941 PBY-5, to US Navy mid Jan 1942 as P-43
Y-44 293   23 Sept 1941 PBY-5, accident near Tandjong Pandan, w/o 5 Dec 1941
Y-45 298   23 Sept 1941 PBY-5, Code letter A, to RAAF as A24-28, scrapped Mar 1946
Y-46 301   8 Oct 1941 PBY-5, to US Navy mid Jan 1942 as P-44
Y-47 303   8 Oct 1941 PBY-5, accident near Tandjong Priok, w/o 23 Feb 1942
Y-48 306   8 Oct 1941 PBY-5, destroyed Tandjong Priok, w/o 3 March 1942
Y-49 308   12 Oct 1941 PBY-5, Code letter B, scrapped ? April 1944
Y-50 311   16 Jan 1942 PBY-5, to US Navy mid Jan 1942 as P-45
Y-51 315   12 Oct 1941 PBY-5, sunk Barito river, w/o 21 Jan 1942
Y-52 320   16 Oct 1941 PBY-5, to RAF Singapore 4 Dec 1941, to RAAF 205 Sqn
Y-53 326   16 Oct 1941 PBY-5, to RAF Singapore 4 Dec 1941, to RAAF 205 Sqn
Y-54 330   16 Oct 1941 PBY-5, to RAF Singapore 4 Dec 1941, to RAAF 205 Sqn
Y-55 336   3 Nov 1941 PBY-5, Code letter C, scrapped Ceylon 1944
Y-56 340   3 Nov 1941 PBY-5, Code letter D, scrapped Ceylon Feb 1945
Y-57 344   3 Nov 1941 PBY-5, Code letter E, scrapped Morokrembangan 1946
Y-58 348   3 Nov 1941 PBY-5, sunk near Kema, w/o 11 Jan 1942
Y-59 351   9 Nov 1941 PBY-5, sunk near Broome, w/o 3 March 1942
Y-60 352   9 Nov 1941 PBY-5, sunk near Broome, w/o 3 March 1942
Y-61 353   9 Nov 1941 PBY-5, destroyed by bomb Morokrembangan, w/o 3 Feb 1942
Y-62 355   15 Nov 1941 PBY-5, Code letter F, soc 18 Oct 1945 Boroekoe
Y-63 358   15 Nov 1941 PBY-5, crashed near Noordbroeder, w/o 27 Feb 1942
Y-64 361   15 Nov 1941 PBY-5, Code letter G, scrapped Ceylon 1945
Y-65 363   2 Dec 1941 PBY-5, soc Tjilatjap 27 Feb 1942
Y-66 367   2 Dec 1941 PBY-5, destroyed by bomb at Tjilatjap, w/o 4 Mar 1942
Y-67 369   2 Dec 1941 PBY-5, sunk near Broome, w/o 3 March 1942
Y-68 372   - PBY-5, destroyed by bomb Pearl Harbor, w/o 7 Dec 1941
Y-69 376   1942 PBY-5, Code letter H, later P-69, 16-69, scrapped 1946
Y-70 378   Dec 1941 PBY-5, sunk near Broome, w/o 3 March 1942
Y-71 381   Jan 1942 PBY-5, forced landing Lake Bangalore, w/o 8 Nov 1942
Y-72 385   Jan 1942 PBY-5, crashed near Waroe, w/o 5 Feb 1942
Y-73 388   Jan 1942 PBY-5, to US Navy mid Jan 1942 as P-?
Y-74 837   2 Sept 1942 PBY-5A, Code letter J, later P-74, scrapped Morokrembangan 1946
Y-75 838   9 Sept 1942 PBY-5A, Code letter K, later P-75, 16-75, scrapped Boroekoe 14 Feb 1952
Y-76 839   9 Sept 1942 PBY-5A, Code letter L, later P-76, 16-76, scrapped Borokoe 28 Jan 1952
Y-77 840   13 Sept 1942 PBY-5A, Code letter M, later P-77, 16-77, scrapped Borokoe 11 Jan 1952
Y-78 841   16 Sept 1942 PBY-5, Code letter N, forced landing Gulf of Bengalen 9 Dec 1943
Y-79 842   13 Sept 1942 PBY-5, Code letter O, later P-79, 16-79, to 16-217 10 Jan 1953. Preserved 1951, scrapped 1958
Y-80 843   22 Sept 1942 PBY-5, Code letter P, scrapped India 1945
Y-81 844   23 Sept 1942 PBY-5, destroyed Italian Somaliland 26 March 1943
Y-82 845   26 Sept 1942 PBY-5A, Code letter Q, later P-82, 16-82, accident near Seroei 28 Dec 1950
Y-83 846   27 Sept 1942 PBY-5A, Code letter R, later P-83, 16-83, to 16-218 11 Mar 1953
Y-84 847   30 Sept 1942 PBY-5A, Code letter S, forced landing Kaap Agulhas 25 Aug 1943
Y-85 848   20 Nov 1942 PBY-5A, Code letter T, later P-85, 16-85, to 16-219 31 July 1953
Y-86   08396 17 May 1943 PBY-5, Code letter U, later P-86, 16-86, scrapped Borokoe 8 Jan 1949
Y-87   08397 17 May 1943 PBY-5, Code letter V, later P-87, 16-87, accident near Woendi 13 Oct 1946
Y-88 (1)   JX315 9 July 1944 Catalina IVB, Code letter W, RAF loan, back to RAF 4 Feb 1945
Y-89 (1)   JX313 14 July 1944 Catalina IVB, Code letter X, RAF loan, back to RAF 4 Feb 1945
Y-90 (1)   JX294 16 July 1944 Catalina IVB, Code letter Y, RAF loan, back to RAF 4 Feb 1945
Y-91 (1)   JX272 7 Aug 1944 Catalina IVB, Code letter Z, RAF loan, back to RAF 4 Feb 1945
Y-92 (1)   JX365 1 Aug 1944 Catalina IVB, Code letter B, RAF loan, back to RAF Nov 1944
Y-93 (1)   JX205 1 Aug 1944 Catalina IVB, Code letter N, RAF loan, back to RAF Nov 1944
Y-88 (2)   JX276 Nov 1945 Catalina IVB, Code letter C, ex-RAF, later 16-88, soc 11 Jan 1949, sunk 25 July 1950
Y-89 (2)   JX288 Nov 1945 Catalina IVB, Code letter D, ex-RAF, later 16-89, soc 10 Feb 1950, sunk 25 July 1950
Y-90 (2)   JX289 Nov 1945 Catalina IVB, Code letter F, ex-RAF, later 16-90, soc June 1949, sunk 25 July 1950
Y-91 (2)   JX298 Nov 1945 Catalina IVB, Code letter G, ex-RAF, later 16-91, soc Aug 1949, sunk 25 July 1950
Y-92 (2)   JX354 Nov 1945 Catalina IVB, Code letter S, ex-RAF, later 16-92, soc 25 Jan 1950, sunk 25 July 1950
Y-93 (2)   JX359 Nov 1945 Catalina IVB, Code letter V, ex-RAF, later 16-93, burnt at Balikpapan 5 Nov 1947
16-200   DP202 17 Sept 1946 ex-RCAF Catalina I (PBY-5), scrapped Boroekoe 14 Feb 1952
16-201   JX206 17 Sept 1946 ex-RCAF Catalina IVA (PBY-5), soc Morokrembangan 1 Nov 1949, sunk July 1950
16-202   JX572 17 Sept 1946 ex-RCAF Catalina IVA (PBY-5), soc Morokrembangan 1 June 1950, sunk July 1950
16-203   JX219 2 Nov 1946 ex-RCAF Catalina IVA (PBY-5), scrapped Boroekoe 5 Oct 1951
16-204   Z2137 26 Dec 1946 ex-RCAF Catalina I (PBY-5), accident at Bali 26 Jan 1947
16-205   JX217 14 Dec 1946 ex-RCAF Catalina IVA (PBY-5), scrapped Boroekoe 14 Nov 1951
16-206   JX209 24 Dec 1946 ex-RCAF Catalina IVA (PBY-5), scrapped Morokrembangan 1950
16-207 61172 A24-358 1947 ex-RAAF Catalina VI (PB2B-2), USN 44266, RAF JX648, scrapped Morokrembangan 24 Aug 1949
16-208 61192 A24-351 1947 ex-RAAF Catalina VI (PB2B-2), USN 44286, RAF JZ833, scrapped Morokrembangan 25 Aug 1949
16-209 61199 A24-384 1947 ex-RAAF Catalina VI (PB2B-2), USN 44293, RAF JZ840, scrapped Morokrembangan 25 Aug 1949
16-210 61170 A24-366 1948 ex-RAAF Catalina VI (PB2B-2), USN 44264, RAF JX646, scrapped Morokrembangan 17 Oct 1949
16-211 (1)   46521 23 Jan 1951 PBY-5A, ex-USN, N1493V, accident Netherlands 23 Jan 1951
16-211 (2)   46581 9 Feb 1951 PBY-5A, ex-USN, accident Lebanon 20 Dec 1952
16-212 1679 48317 22 Feb 1951 PBY-5A, ex-USN, wfu Bosbad Hoeven 8 July 1957, preserved 1984 Soesterberg, stored Soesterberg Apr 2007
16-213 1824 46460 16 Mar 1951 PBY-5A, ex-USN, accident Biak 28 Oct 1952
16-214   33972 3 Apr 1951 PBY-5A, ex-USN, scrapped Boroekoe 14 Aug 1956
16-215   46583 27 Apr 1951 PBY-5A, ex-USN, scrapped Boroekoe 12 June 1955
16-216 1614 48252 25 July 1951 PBY-5A, ex-USN, scrapped de Kooy 13 May 1957
16-217 842 16-79 10 Jan 1953 PBY-5A, renumbered April 1953, MLD Monument Boroekoe 12 Aug 1957
16-218 846 16-83 11 Mar 1953 PBY-5A, renumbered April 1953, scrapped Boroekoe 15 June 1957
16-219 848 16-85 21 July 1953 PBY-5A, renumbered April 1953, burnt Boroekoe 30 Oct 1954
16-220 1959 A24-104 19 Feb 1954 PBY-5A, ex-RAAF, USN 46594, scrapped Boroekoe 21 Aug 1956
16-221 1984 A24-110 23 July 1954 PBY-5A, ex-RAAF, USN 46619, scrapped Boroekoe 12 Aug 1956
16-222 1985 A24-111 Aug 1954 PBY-5A, ex-RAAF, USN 46620, scrapped Boroekoe 12 Aug 1956
16-223 1855 A24-92 1954 PBY-5A, ex-RAAF, USN 46491, cannibalised, soc 15 Apr 1954
16-224 1899 A24-99 2 Feb 1954 PBY-5A, ex-RAAF, USN 46535, scrapped Boroekoe 1 July 1957
16-225 1986 A24-112 8 Dec 1954 PBY-5A, ex-RAAF, USN 46621, scrapped Boroekoe 28 Aug 1956

References:

  • Dutch Military Aviation 1945-1978 by Paul A Jackson (1978)
  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)
  • The Dutch Naval Air Force Against Japan by Tom Womack, McFarland & Company, 2007


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