INDEX OF NAVAL AIRCRAFT
Curtiss SO3C-1 Seamew
In addition to the Curtiss SO3C-1 Seamew there was the Queen Seamew, which was the FAA equivalent of SO3-1K; 30 were ordered under lend-lease. Ordered under Requisition No. BAC/N-1-857. Cancelled. Intended delivery of 30 target drone conversions never materialised.Remaining at Roosevelt Field, before converstion to RN Queen Seamews.
Fleet Air Arm history
Total FAA 1939-1945 250
First delivered to RN: 3.1943
First squadron 1939-1945: 8.1943 755 sqdn
Operational squadron: None
Last served with RN 1945
Total 250 Ordered from USA under contract No. LL76800 and requisition No. 2850
First RN: TOC 1 NAGS Yarmouth 3. 43 (FN480). 5.43 to C sqdn A&AEE for performance evaluation (FN475).
Sqdn: 8.43 755 sqdn at Worthy Down (FN459)
Main sqdn 755 sqdn at Worthy Down
Op sqdn: were to equip 850 sqdn at Quonset Point but none were received - sqdn disbanded.
No information - believed extinct