Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron  7

"Big Dippers", "Shamrocks", "Dusty Dogs"

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History 

1. April 1956 HS-7 Established at NAS Norfolk VA
31. Mai 1966 HS-7 Diestablished at NAS Norfolk VA
18. December 1969 HS-7 Reestablished at NAS Quonset Point RI
15. April 2011 HS-7 was redesignated HSC-7

Tailcodes 

1956 - 1957 PS
1957 - 1960 HD
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Planes:
 

 

 

1956 - 1957
HO4S-1
HS-7 01.png (88784 Byte)  
 

 

 

1957 - 1964
HSS-1 (SH-34G)
USN HS-7 01.png (78507 Byte) USN HS-7 03.png (81729 Byte)
 

 

 

1964 - 1966
SH-3A
   
 

 

 

1969 - 1973
SH-3D
 

 

 

1973 - 1995
SH-3H
   
 

 

 

1995 - today
SH-60F, HH-60H
   
 

 

 

1990 - today
SH-60F, HH-60H
   
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HS-7, HSC-7 Deployments 
January 1956 - June 1956 CVS-45 USS Valley Forge ... HSS-1 PS 00
January 1957 - 1957 CVS-32 USS Leyte - Det. 51 HO4S-3 PS 00
November 1957 - December 1957 CVS-40 USS Tarawa - HSS-1 HD 00
June 1958 - September 1958 CVS-45 USS Valley Forge ... HSS-1 HD 00
June 1959 - August 1959 CVS-45 USS Valley Forge ... HSS-1 HD 00
October 1959 - November 1959 CVS-15 USS Randolph ... HSS-1 HD 00
February 1960 - March 1960 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 HSS-1 AV 50
April 1961 - May 1961 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 HSS-1N AV 50
July 1961 - August 1961 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 HSS-1N AV 50
7. June 1962 - 31. August 1962 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 HSS-1N AV 50
24. October 1962 - 7. November 1962 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 HSS-1N AV 50
23. November 1962 - 30. November 1962 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 SH-34J AV 50
November 1963 - December 1963 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 SH-34J AV 50
22. January 1964 - 14. February 1964 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 SH-3A AV 50
March 1964 - August 1964 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 SH-3A AV 50
November 1964 - December 1964 CVS-11 USS Intrepid CVSG-56 SH-3A AV 50
February 1965 - May 1965 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 SH-3A AV 50
July 1965 - August 1965 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 SH-3A AV 50
January 1966 - March 1966 CVS-15 USS Randolph CVSG-56 SH-3A AV 50
16. March 1970 - 3. April 1970 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-54 SH-3D AT 500
May 1970 - 8. September 1970 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-54 SH-3D AT 500
15. October 1970 - 19. December 1970 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-54 SH-3D AT 500
14. January 1971 - 3. March 1971 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSG-54 SH-3D AT 500
7. June 1971 - 28. October 1971 CVA-60 USS Saratoga CVW-3 SH-3D AC 550
11. April 1972 - 13. February 1973 CV-60 USS Saratoga CVW-3 SH-3D AC 550
27. September 1974 - 19.March 1975 CV-60 USS Saratoga CVW-3 SH-3D / H AC 700
6. January 1976 - 28. July 1976 CV-60 USS Saratoga CVW-3 SH-3D / H AC 700
11. July 1977 - 23. December 1977 CV-60 USS Saratoga CVW-3 SH-3H AC 700
3. October 1978 - 5. April 1979 CV-60 USS Saratoga CVW-3 SH-3H AC 730
11. March 1980 - 27. August 1980 CV-60 USS Saratoga CVW-3 SH-3H AC 730
4. January 1982 - 14. July 1982 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-3 SH-3H AC 610
25. May 1983 - 1. July 1983 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-3 SH-3H AC 610
27. September 1983 - 2. May 1984 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-3 SH-3H AC 610
18. August 1986 - 3. March 1987 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-3 SH-3H AC 610
2. August 1988 - 1. February 1989 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-3 SH-3H AC 610
November 1989 - December 1989 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-3 SH-3H AC 610
15. August 1990 - 28. March 1991 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-3 SH-3H AC 610
7. October 1992 - 7. April 1993 CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy CVW-3 SH-3H AC 610
13. September 1994 - 23. September 1994 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower - SH-3H AC 610
20. October 1994 - 14. April 1995 CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVW-3 SH-3H AC 610
25. November 1996 - 22. May 1997 CVN-71 USS Theodore Roosevelt CVW-3 SH-60F, HH-60H AC 610
7. November 1998 - 6. May 1999 CVN-65 USS Enterprise CVW-3 SH-60F, HH-60H AC 610
28. November 2000 - 23. May 2001 CVN-75 USS Harry S. Truman CVW-3 SH-60F, HH-60H AC 610
5. December 2002 - 23. May 2003 CVN-75 USS Harry S. Truman CVW-3 SH-60F, HH-60H AC 610
13. October 2004 - 18. April 2005 CVN-75 USS Harry S. Truman CVW-3 SH-60F, HH-60H AC 610
4. April 2006 - 24. May 2006 CVN-73 USS George Washington CVW-17 SH-60F, HH-60H AA 610
5. November 2007 - 4. June 2008 CVN-75 USS Harry S. Truman CVW-3 SH-60F, HH-60H AC 610
12. January 2010 - 31. January 2010 CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson CVW-17 SH-60F, HH-60H AC 610
21. May 2010 - 20. December 2010 CVN-75 USS Harry S. Truman CVW-3 SH-60F, HH-60H AC 610
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HS-7, HSC-7 Commanding Officers 
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Cdr. Ted Elkins ? 26. Apr. 2020
Cdr. Chad Upright 26. Apr. 2020 present
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History 

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last update 1. September 2020

written 24. April 2005

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