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U.S. Coast Guard Aviation History


Grumman UF-1G/2G (later HU-16E)

"Albatross" or "Goat"

A Historic Photo Gallery


Thumbnail image Description (original caption, date, photo number & photographer if known)
A photo of a Grumman UF-1G Original caption: "UF at Air Station in San Diego, Calif."; 5 May 1954; Photo No. SC-1011 050554-17; photo by "Borzage Ph."  Scanned from a color slide.
A photo of a Grumman UF-1G UF-1G, CG-1240, no caption/date.  Grumman Aerospace Corporation Photo No. G-29780; photographer unknown.
A photo of a Grumman UF-1G Original caption: "Shown here as she settles in the water of Lake Pontchartrain before her takeoff is a Coast Guard 'Albatross' officially known as UF1G.  This type of plane is used in all search and rescue missions in the Gulf of Mexico and on all inland waters.  The U.S. Coast Guard has two of these planes stationed at Biloxi, Mississippi and two at Corpus Christi, Texas."; May, 1955; Photo No. 8 CGE 051655-05; photographer unknown.
A photo of a Grumman UF-1G Original caption: "Pictured in flight over San Juan, Puerto Rico, this twin-engined monoplane amphibian is designed for rescue, transport and general utility use.  It carries a crew of four, and has accommodations for 12 passengers, or 12 litter cases as a rescue or ambulance aircraft.  Planes of this type are based at Coast Guard air stations throughout the United States, and are particularly valuable in off-shore operations.  The 'Albatross' with a maximum fuel load has a cruising range of approximately 2,800 nautical miles."; 14 February 1955; Photo No. 7CGD-021455(20); photographer unknown.
A photo of a Grumman UF-1G No caption/date/photo number; photographer unknown.
A photo of a Grumman UF-1G Original caption: "Planes-HU16E 'Albatross' with paint scheme before 1967"; no date/photo number; photographer unknown.  Scanned from a color slide.
A photo of a Grumman UF-1G No caption/date; Photo No. 070178-51-18-9-8; photographer unknown.  Scanned from a color slide.
A photo of a Grumman UF-1G UF-1G, CG-2126, 14 January 1959; No photo number; color; photo taken at CG Aircraft Repair & Supply Base, Elizabeth City, NC.  Original caption stated: "UF-1G no. 2126 in new paint scheme tried before design of 12-30-58 issued (which is not final scheme either)."; photographer unknown.
A photo of a Grumman UF-1G Original caption: "USCG Air Sta. Elizabeth City, N.C.  UF1G-2129 showing new paint scheme."; 19 March 1959; Photo No. SL-5023; photographer unknown. Scanned from a color slide.
A photo of a Grumman UF-1G Original caption: "Plane - HU-16E on ramp at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station, Miami, Fla."; no date/photo number; photographer unknown.  Scanned from a color slide.

Publicity pamphlet photo

Scanned from the Grumman publicity pamphlet entitled: "New Laurels for an Old Dependable: The Grumman Albatross".  The caption at the bottom reads: "Cdr Wally Dahlgren being congratulated by RAdm [sic] Richard M. Ross, Commandant, 3rd Coast Guard District, as Cdr Gerry Fenlon looks on." 13 August 1962.
A photo of a Grumman UF-1G Scanned from the Grumman publicity pamphlet entitled: "New Laurels for an Old Dependable: The Grumman Albatross".  The caption reads: "Alongside the record-breaking Albatross are (l to r) Chief Taggart, RAdm [sic] Olsen, Cdr Fenlon, Lt Senn, Mr. Johnson, VAdm [sic] Lee, and (kneeling) Cdr Dahlgren." 24 October 1962.
A photo of a Grumman UF-1G No caption/date/photo number; photographer unknown.  Scanned from a color slide.
A photo of a Grumman UF-1G No caption/date/photo number; photographer unknown.
A photo of a Grumman UF-1G Original caption: "HU16E 'Albatross' planes on flight line at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station, Brooklyn (Taken during demonstrations for visitors attending North Atlantic Seminar on Search & Rescue)."; 14 May 1965; Photo 05-14-65 (03); photographer unknown. 
Albatross making a water-take-off USCG HU-16E taking off; Sangley Point, 1970.  Taken by and provided by ENS Tom Harnish, USN, photographer, NAS Sangley Pt., Cavite, Philippines, 1970.
Albatross's in the Philippines USCG HU-16Es; Sangley Point, 1970.  Taken by and provided by ENS Tom Harnish, USN, photographer, NAS Sangley Pt., Cavite, Philippines, 1970.
A photo of a Grumman UF-1G Original caption: "HU-16E 'Albatross' with new stripe from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station, Brooklyn, N.Y., on patrol."; June, 1969; Photo No. G-APA-0627-69 (1); photographer unknown.
A photo of a Grumman UF-1G HU-16E, CG-7218; May 1970, CG Air Station Miami; photo taken by LT(jg) Pope.  No caption/photo number.

 

A photo of a Grumman UF-1G Original caption: "A HU-16E 'Albatross' amphibian (7238) based at CG Air Station, Miami, lifts off from the water to begin another mission."; March, 1972; Photo G-BPA-03-15-72 (05); photographer unknown.
A photo of a Grumman UF-1G Original caption: "HU-16E in flight over US Coast Guard Air Station, Miami."; 14 April 1972; Photo No. G-APA-04-14-72 (8); photographer unknown.
A photo of a Grumman UF-1G HU-16E, CG-7250; no date/number/caption; photo by AT2 Scott Lenox.

Air Station Cape Cod aircraft.
A color photo of an Albatross No caption/photo number; photographer unknown.  Courtesy of Gary Salerno.
A photo of a Grumman UF-1G Original caption: "LAST MILITARY AMPHIBIOUS AIRPLANE RETIRES: Cape Cod, Mass.--Cape Cod Air Station crew members render honors to the retired HU-16E 7250 as it makes its final taxi for take off.  (Official CG photo by PA1 Joseph P. Lombardo)."; 10 March 1983; Photo Release No. 017-83.

Last Modified 11/17/2014