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USS Bataan LHD-5
        
 

21-24 February 2000


AIRCRAFT SQUADRON SERIAL/S NOTES
B/V HH-46A Sea Knight 152513/BR-62, 151914/BR-63 HC-8 Det.6 “Dragon Whales” US Navy
B/V CH-46E ______/EM-15, 153308/EM-11, 153369/EM-05, 153973/EM-07, 154009/EM-03*, 154819/EM-00*, 155301/EM-01, 156452/EM-14*, 157664/EM-02, 157716/EM-04, 157721/EM-12, 157850/EM-10 HMM-261 “Bulls” US Marine Corps. * Serial needs confirmation.
B. AH-1W Sea Cobra 165317/EM-30, 165331/EM-31, 165351/EM-32* HMLA-167/TV US Marine Corps
B. UH-1N 160455/EM-41, 160456/EM-40 HMLA-167 US Marine Corps
McD Harrier II AV-8B Plus 165354/EM-51, 165356/EM-56, 165380/EM-54, 165383/EM-52, 165386/EM-55   US Marine Corps
Si. CH-53E Super Stallion ______/EM-20, 161258/EM-21, 161995/EM-22, 162523/EM-23 HMH-461 'Sea Stallions' US Marine Corps


        
 

25-__ March 2003

Ship, whose entry into Grand Harbour was delayed by some six hours due to rough seas, was not open to visitors. The following aircraft were observed on her deck. As has become practically standard practice, two CH-46s, landed at the airport at 06.30 hours. They made another flight to Luqa later in the morning.


AIRCRAFT SQUADRON SERIAL/S NOTES
B/V CH-46E   151918/62**, 152539/63**, 153983/__*, ______/00, ______/03, ______/07, ______/11, ______/12, ______/13, ______/14, ______/15, ______/16 US Marine Corp. * Carried nose art. ** Had old style, large colour star and bar.
B. AH-1W Sea Cobra   ______/31, ______/34, ______/39 US Marine Corps
B. UH-1N   ______/40* US Marine Corps. * Carried nose art.
McD Harrier II AV-8B Plus   165384/51, ______/53, ______/55 US Marine Corps
Si. CH-53E Super Stallion   161180/22, 161394/23, ______/24 US Marine Corps


        
 

08 March 2004

Visit was delayed by one day, but the ship was open to the public.


AIRCRAFT SQUADRON SERIAL/S NOTES
      No aircraft details are available.


        
 
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