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The Grumman HU-16 Albatross is a large twin-radial engine amphibious flying boat that was developed from the Grumman Mallard. Utilized by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard, primarily as a search and rescue and combat search and rescue aircraft. Originally designated as the SA-16 for the USAF and the JR2F-1 and UF-1 for the USN and USCG, it was redesignated as the HU-16 in 1962.

The Albatross was developed to land in open ocean situations to rescue downed pilots and other flight crew members. Its deep-V hull cross-section and substantial length enable it to land in the open sea. The Albatross was designed for optimal 4 ft seas, and could land in more severe conditions, but required JATO (jet-fuel assisted take off, or simply booster rockets) for takeoff in 8–10 ft seas or greater.

Below is a list of Albatross airframes that survived military service.

48-595  (D-97)
48-603  (?)
48-607  (?)
49-074  (A-99)
49-075  (?-13)
49-076  (D-97)
49-082  (A-04)
49-089  (D-05)
49-097  (?-16)
51-006  (D-05)
51-007  (A-01)
51-016  (S-01)
51-019  (?-16)
51-022  (D-04)
51-025  (A-04)
  51-026  (S-02)
51-030  (S-02)
51-033  (A-08)
51-5282  (D-04)
51-5292  (?-02)
51-5303  (R-05)
51-5304  (D-04)
51-7144  (D-04)
51-7162  (S-92)
51-7163  (D-03)
51-7164  (A-08)
51-7168  (S-96)
51-7176  (D-99)
51-7186  (S-04)
51-7195  (A-04)
  51-7214  (-)
51-7218  (A-04)
51-7223  (S-98)
51-7226  (A-98)
51-7243  (S-99)
51-7244  (S-96)
51-7245  (D-04)
51-7246  (A-04)
51-7247  (D-04)
51-7249  (S-99)
RCAF 9304  (S-96)
RCAF 9308  (S-96)

131890  (S-02)
131892  (S-01)
131904  (S-12)
131905  (S-96)
131906  (A-99)
131910  (A-04)
131911  (A-04)
131916  (A-99)
131917  (S-98)
137900  (S-01)
137901  (S-96)
137908  (A-04)
137911  (A-03)
137912  (S-98)
137915  (A-99)
137921  (W-03)
137924  (S-98)
137927  (A-11)
  137928  (D-04)
137930  (A-99)
137932  (A-04)
137933  (A-01)
141261  (S-02)
141262  (A-04)
141265  (A-99)
141266  (?-??)
141271  (W-03)
141276  (A-04)
141278  (A-08)
141279  (-)
141282  (S-96)
142360  (?-81)
142362  (S-98)
146426  (A-00)
146427  (A-04)
146428  (S-93)
146430  (S-93)
  148325  (S-96)
148326  (A-03)
148327  (S-96)
148328  (S-96)
148329  (A-04)
USCG 1265  (S-02)
USCG 1275  (R-09)
USCG 1293  (D-03)
USCG 1294  (S-02)
USCG 1311  (A-04)
USCG 2124  (S-96)
USCG 2126  (S-98)
USCG 2132  (A-05)
USCG 2134  (S-93)
USCG 2135  (S-02)



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