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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154502
Last updated: 2 September 2020
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Type:Hawker Sea Hawk F.Mk 1
Owner/operator:764 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WF163
C/n / msn: AWA.
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RNAS Ford, (HMS Peregrine) Yapton, Arundel, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RNAS Ford, (HMS Peregrine) Yapton, Arundel, West Sussex
Destination airport:RNAS Ford, (HMS Peregrine) Yapton, Arundel, West Sussex
Hawker Sea Hawk F.1 WF163: First flown at Armstrong-Whitworth Aircraft, Baginton, Coventry 28/1/1953. Delivered to the FAA RN at RNAS Abbotsinch AHU 7/3/1953. First issued for service with 806 squadron FAA RN at HMS Goldcrest, RNAS Brawdy 23/6/1953 as "163/BY".

Withdrawn from service to short term storage at RNAS Lossiemouth AHU from 23/6/1954. Next issued for service to 736 Squadron FAA RN at RNAS Lossiemouth as "111/LM" from 23/6/1954. To RNAY Fleetlands from 17/1/1955 for major servicing and Cat.4 repairs.

Next issued to service with 764 Squadron RN FAA from 13/3/1956 at RNAS Ford, (HMS Peregrine) Yapton, Arundel, West Sussex as "690/FD later "702/FD"

Crashed 22/10/1956: Written off (damaged beyond repair) when swung off the runway on landing at RNAS Ford, Sussex after the starboard undercarriage collapsed. Pilot Sub Lieutenant J S Hopkins uninjured.

Not repaired: first allocated to RNAS Ford AHU for repairs 31/10/1956, but repairs considered not economically viable.
Re-allocated to RNAS Ford for ground instructional 12/1/1957 use as GI airframe A2428. Moved by road to RNAS Lee-on-Solent 11/3/1957. Struck off charge as Cat.ZZ 19/3/1957

Moved to RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall in December 1959 for crash rescue/fire fighting training, and scrapped by mid-1960


1. Fleet Air Arm Fixed Wing Aircraft Since 1946 (Ray Sturtivant et all, Air Britain, 2004 p,414)

Revision history:

26-Mar-2013 21:53 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Apr-2013 07:49 Nepa Updated [Operator]
14-Jul-2020 19:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Sep-2020 20:56 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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