Sikorsky S-61N
in H.M. Coastguard Service


Key Facts

Total Delivered: 9
Total Still Active: 0
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 1987
Retirement: 2008
Main Role: Search and Rescue
Origin: contractor (Bristow/CHC)


At least eight S-61N Mk II used at various times, 1987-2008. Used search and rescue duties. Operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd under contract.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
G-BBHL 61-712 N4032S ? based Stornoway.
G-BBHM 61-713 N4033S May 1993 based Portland. w/o 15 July 2002 at Poole after engine fire.
G-BBVA 61-718   12 May 1987 based Stornoway.
G-BCLC 61-737     based Sumburgh.
G-BDII 61-750 9M-ELF 24 Sept 1987 based Stornoway. w/o 17 Oct 1988 after ditching in the sea
G-BDIJ 61-751 9M-AYF   ‘Crathes’, based Lee-on-Solent.
G-BDOC 61-765   ? based Sumburgh.
G-BIMU 61-752 N8511Z 1988 ‘Stac Pollaidh’, based Stornoway.
G-BPWB 61-822 EI-BHO May 1997 ‘Portland Castle’, based Portland.


S-61N G-BDIJ at Lee-on-Solent.
(photo, Iain Kitchen)
Another view of G-BDIJ in action.
(photo, MCA)

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