This Albatross was ordered for the USCG in 1954 as a UF-1G but was diverted to the USN and serialled Bu 142361. In 1957 it was attached to USN Naval Attache in Norway; in 1969 loaned to Icelandic Coast Guard. Returned to the USN same year and following year put into storage at Davis Monthan. Purchased in 1981 and civil registered N143DB. In 1998 sold in Australia, becoming VH-MAH(3). In storage at Tocumwal with a blown engine for many years but recently sold to Western Australia, becoming VH-HSQ.
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