GRUMMAN SA-16 / UF ALBATROSS

ALBATROSS SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Grumman Aircraft Engr. Corp., Bethpage, Long Is., New York, USA
Models: G-64, G-87, G-88, G-106, G-111, G-191, G-211, G-231, G-234,
G-251, G-262, G-270, G-288, G-315, G-340, G-341, G-342,
G-333
Designations: A-16 (SA-16); UF; JR2F, PF, U-16 (HU-16), CSR-110 (RCAF)
Names: Albatross; Pelican (JR2F-1), Triphibian
First official flight: (JR2F-1) 01/10/1947
Factory production period: 1946 - 1961
Primary service period: 1949 - 1976
Last official flight: (HU-16E) 10/03/1983

ALBATROSS VARIANTS

1947 Model G-64 XJR2F-1 2 Total: 002
         
1949 Model G-64 SA-16A 305 Total: 305
         
1949 Model G-64 UF-1 107  
1951 Model G-64 UF-1G 26  
1953 Model G-64 UF-1T 5  
1958 Model G-191/G-262 UF-2S 11 Total: 149
         
1960 Model G-231 CSR-110 10 Total: 010

Grand Total: 466

ALBATROSS PRODUCTION

XJR2F-1 Pelican
Prototype twin engined, amphibious utility transport.
Produced 1946 - 1947

Grumman Bethpage, New York (F)

BuNo.82853, 82854 G-01, G-02 2 Total: 002

Model G-87 - Proposed land-based version of XJR2F-1, cancelled.

SA-16A
As JR2F-1, USAF search and rescue version.
Original designation was OA-16A.
5 to USN as UF-1, BuNo. 149822 / 149824,
149836 (later to USCG 1017), 149837.
Produced 1949 - 1954

Grumman Bethpage, New York (GR)

48-588 / 48-607 mixed G-1 to G-26    
49-069 / 49-100
- Ordered as USN PF-1A,
BuNo. 124292 / 124323.
G-27 / G-58    
50-172 / 50-182 mixed G-59 to G-72    
51-001 / 51-071
- 4 to USCG as UF-1G, 1015, 1016,
1026, 1030.
mixed G-74 to G-151    
51-471 / 51-476 G-152 / G-157    
51-5277
- 1 to Portugal as 7101.
G-95    
51-5278 / 51-5306 mixed G-158 to G-189    
51-7140 / 51-7255
- 34 to USCG as UF-1G,
mixed 7176 to 7255.
mixed G-190 to G-346    
51-15270, 51-15271
- 2 to Portugal as 7102, 7103.
G-238, G-241    
52-121 / 52-135
- 15 to USCG as UF-1G, 2121 / 2135.
mixed G-347 to G-362    
52-136, 52-137
- 2 to Spain.
G-363, G-364 305 Total: 305

UF-1
As SA-16A, US Navy utility version.
Original designation was PF-1A.
5 SA-16A also transferred.
Produced 1949 - 1961

Grumman Bethpage, New York (F)

BuNo.124374 / 124379 mixed G-10 to G-25    
BuNo.131889 / 131913 mixed G-230 to G-348    
BuNo.137899 / 137933 G-372 / G-406    
BuNo.141261 / 141288
- 5 to USCG as UF-1G, 1313 / 1317.
G-408 / G-435    
BuNo.142358 / 142362
- 5 to USCG as UF-1G, 1288 / 1292.
G-365 / G-369 99  
(Indonesia) PB-517 / PB-524 G-436 / G-443 8 Total: 107

UF-1G
As UF-1, US Coast Guard version.
53 SA-16A / 11 UF-1 also transferred.
Produced 1951 - 1955

Grumman Bethpage, New York (F)

(USCG) 1240 / 1243 mixed G-61 to G-73    
(USCG) 1259 / 1267 mixed G-106 to G-180    
(USCG) 1271 / 1280 mixed G-247 to G-328    
(USCG) 1293, 1294 G-370, G-371    
(USCG) 1311 G-407 26 Total: 026

UF-1T
As UF-1, trainers fitted with dual controls.
Produced 1953

Grumman Bethpage, New York (F)

BuNo.131914 / 131918 mixed G-305 to G-320 5 Total: 005

Model G-88 - Proposed UF-1 ASW version, cancelled.
Model G-106 - Proposed UF-2 development, cancelled.

UF-2S
As SA-16B, US Navy version for export.
Alternatively designated as UF-2. Japanese
order had engine upgrade.
Produced 1958 - 1961

Grumman Bethpage, New York (F)

BuNo.146426 / 146430
- 5 to West Germany as
SC+101 / SC+105.
G-444 / G-448    
BuNo.148324 / 148329
- 6 to Japan as 9051 / 9056.
G-459 / G-464 11 Total: 011


Two Albatross utility aircraft were operated by the Royal Malaysian Air Force
from 1986 to 1993. Pictured here is RMAF s/n: M35-01, (c/n: G-451), which
was originally built as a CSR-110 (HU-16B) for the RCAF in 1960 and
was delivered with RCAF s/n: 9303.
RMAF Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2003.

CSR-110
As SA-16B, RCAF version, engine upgrade.
Produced 1960 - 1961

Grumman Bethpage, New York (GR)

60-9301 / 60-9310 G-449 / G-458 10 Total: 010
All delivered to:
(RCAF) 9301 / 9310

 

Grand Total: 466

ALBATROSS CONVERSIONS

USAF / US Navy / US Coast Guard

SA-16A 1 Triphibian
SA-16A(48-588), 1953, addition of skis for operations on snow
and ice. 154 ski kits were delivered.
SA-16B 94 Model G-111
SA-16A, 1956, performance upgrade with hull, wing and tail
modifications, updated avionics, various improvements.
5 to Argentina 1961 (Model G-333).
2 to Thailand 1962, via USN as UF-2 BuNo. 151264, 151265.
(SA-16B/ASW) 37 SA-16B, 1961, ASW conversions for foreign export.
20 to Norway (Model G-251), 1 to Greece (Model G-251),
5 to Chile (Model G-315), 1 to Chile (Model G-340),
3 to Peru (Model G-341), 7 to Spain (Model G-342).
UF-1L 2 SA-16A(51-7162, 51-7164), factory conversions for cold weather
Antarctica operations. Assigned BuNo. 142428, 142429.
UF-2 39 Model G-211
33 UF-1 / 6 SA-16A, US Navy conversions to SA-16B standard.
SA-16A aircraft assigned BuNo. 148240 / 148245.
UF-2G 79 Model G-234, G-270, G-288
78 UF-1G / 1 SA-16B, USCG conversions to SA-16B standard.
SA-16B aircraft assigned USCG s/n: 1023.

USAF / US Navy / US Coast Guard (1962 redesignations)

HU-16A 144 1962, redesignation of the SA-16A.
HU-16B 57 1962, redesignation of the SA-16B.
SHU-16B 37 1962, redesignation of SA-16B/ASW.
HU-16C 60 1962, redesignation of the UF-1.
LU-16C 2 1962, redesignation of the UF-1L.
TU-16C 5 1962, redesignation of the UF-1T.
HU-16D 50 1962, redesignation of the 39 UF-2 / 11 UF-2S.
HU-16E 79 1962, redesignation of the UF-2G.
HU-16F - 1967, Super Albatross, proposed turbo-prop upgrade.

Foreign Conversion

UF-XS

1

UF-1(149822), 1962, heavily modified 4-engined prototype for Japan.
JMSDF s/n: 9911. Conversion by Shin Maywa Industries Ltd., Kobe, Japan.


The interior of RMAF Albatross M35-01, (c/n: G-451), was upgraded with
VIP fittings including a three seater couch, galley and wood furnishings.
The Malaysian Prime Minister is known to have travelled on this
aircraft several times.
RMAF Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2000.

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - Albatross aircraft in service with the military forces of Argentina, Brazil, Canada,
   Chile, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway,
   Pakistan, Peru, The Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Venezuela
   and West Germany.
 -
Conroy Turbo Albatross, 1970, single civil conversion with RR Dart
   turbo-prop engine upgrade by Conroy Aircraft Corp., California.
 -
Model G-111, 1979, 13 civil conversions with airframe upgrade and
   executive interiors by Grumman Aerospace Corp., Florida.
 - Some civil conversions to airliners and private aircraft etc.

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