De Havilland Sea Vixen






Last updated on: January 31, 2017

The Sea Vixen was a unique twin-boom carrier-borne interceptor from the 1950s and '60s. 145 were built and all are listed below…

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Sea Vixen DH.110 prototype WG236
*5/26/1951: First flight. Or on 9/26/1951?
*Bailed back to De Havilland Corp for tests.
*9/6/1952: Crashed during an airshow at RAE Farnborough. Both crewmen plus 28 people on the ground were killed.


Sea Vixen DH.110 prototype WG240
*7/25/1952: First flight.
*Bailed back to De Havilland Corp for tests.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*2/1959: Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Arbroath as A2481, E4422/E4423.
*7/1965: Salvaged at Manadon, Plymouth.


Sea Vixen DH.110 prototype XF828
*6/20/1955: First flight.
*4/5/1956: First carrier trap by a Sea Vixen, on HMS Ark Royal.
*8/1967: Assigned as a ground trainer as A2500, E4471/E4472.
*1/16/1968: Struck off charge.
*7/1970: Salvaged at RAF Culdrose.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ474
*3/20/1957: First flight.
*6/1957: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*RAE Farnborough.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*6/25/1970: Struck off charge at Bedford/Thurleigh.
*Assigned at a ground trainer to RNAS Yeovilton.
*1972: Salvaged at RNAS Yeovilton.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ475
*6/28/1957: First flight.
*8/1957: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1962: AAEE Boscombe Down.
*11/18/1970: Written off in a ground accident at RAF Boscombe Down.
*1971: Salvaged at RNAS Yeovilton.
*Remains sent to Marine Salvage of Plymouth.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ476
*11/4/1957: First flight.
*4/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1960: Long Range Weapons Establishment, Woomera, Australia.
*1971: AAEE Boscombe Down.
*9/21/1973: Written off in a hard landing at RAF Boscombe Down.
*Was in the fire dump at RAF Boscombe Down for a time.
*Nose section currently preserved at the Hall of Aviation in Southampton.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ477
*1/21/1958: First flight.
*7/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy. Or in 3/1958?
*700Y Training Flight.
*1965: 766 NAS as "VL-714".
*7/1969: Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Arbroath as A2601. Or in 2/1967?
*1983: Salvaged at RNAS Arbroath.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ478
*5/10/1958: First flight.
*6/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1962: 766 NAS as "VL-719".
*766 NAS as "xx-711".
*3/8/1965: Stalled and crashed near Limington, Somerset. Both crewmen were killed.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ479
*7/6/1958: First flight.
*7/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1958: AAEE Boscombe Down.
*10/28/1958: Crashed near Kano, Nigeria after a bird strike.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ480
*7/29/1958: First flight.
*9/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*RAE Farnborough.
*1962: 766 NAS as "VL-715".
*2/1968: Salvaged at RNAS Yeovilton.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ481
*9/2/1958: First flight.
*11/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1960: Long Range Weapons Establishment, Woomera, Australia.
*1974: AAEE Boscombe Down.
*3/7/1974: Withdrawn from use.
*Was preserved at RNAS Yeovilton.
*Was preserved at Fleetlands.
*Currently preserved at FAAM at RNAS Yeovilton.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ482
*9/30/1958: First flight.
*11/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1958-59: 700Y Training Flight.
*1959-60: 766 NAS.
*1962: 766 NAS as "VL-713".
*1965-67: 766 NAS as "VL-713".
*1969: ? as "VL-713".
*Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Lee-on-Solent as A2598.
*Was preserved at the Britannia Theme Park in Ilkeston.
*Was preserved at the Southampton Hall of Aviation.
*Was preserved at Fleetlands.
*Currently preserved in Flixton, Suffolk.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ483
*10/15/1958: First flight.
*12/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*890 NAS as "R-249".
*2/26/1965: Written off aboard the HMS Ark Royal after a hard landing and never repaired.
*11/1966: Salvaged.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ484
*12/8/1958: First flight.
*12/31/1958: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1958-59: 700Y Training Flight.
*892 NAS as "V-208".
*892 NAS as "R-208".
*1/1966: Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Arbroath as A2535. Or in 12/1962?
*1968: Salvaged at Quarrywood.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ485
*12/31/1958: First flight.
*3/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*700Y Training Flight.
*1959-60: 766 NAS as "VL-720".
*2/2/1971: Struck off charge.
*2/1971: Broken up for spare parts at RAF Boscombe Down.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ486
*1/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1959: 700Y Training Flight.
*892 NAS as "R-212".
*892 NAS as "V-212".
*7/1969: Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Lee-on-Solent as A2599. Or in 10/1962?
*11/1972: Salvaged at Fleetlands. Or in 6/1972 at RNAS Lee-on-Solent?


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ487
*2/4/1959: First flight.
*2/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1959: 700Y Training Squadron.
*892 NAS as "R-215".
*892 NAS as "V-215".
*8/1962: Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Arbroath as "A2544”. Or in 12/1962?
*1968: Salvaged at RNAS Arbroath.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ488
*4/4/1959: First flight.
*4/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*RAE Farnborough.
*1971-72: AAEE Boscombe Down.
*3/23/1972: Struck off charge at RAF Boscombe Down.
*1973: Assigned as a ground trainer to Boscombe Down Apprentice Training School.
*5/1973: Sent to the Fire School at RAF Boscombe Down.
*1975: Sold as scrap to Marine Salvage, Portsmouth.
*Nose section currently preserved in Robertsbridge, East Sussex.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ489
*2/21/1959: First flight.
*3/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1959: 700Y Training Flight.
*1961: 892 NAS as "V-208".
*892 NAS as "R-209".
*892 NAS as "V-209".
*766 NAS as "VL-717".
*6/1965: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*899 NAS as "E-135".
*7/24/1968: Crashed while landing at RAF Chivenor.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ490
*3/6/1959: First flight.
*3/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1959: 700Y Training Squadron.
*892 NAS as "R-210".
*766 NAS as "VL-713".
*892 NAS as "C-210".
*6/1964: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1966: 766 NAS as "VL-726".
*1967: 766 NAS.
*1969: 893 NAS as "H-245".
*7/14/1970: Withdrawn from use at RNAS Yeovilton.
*12/15/1971: Struck off charge.
*1973: Donated to Singapore Polytechnic College.
*1980: Was presered on Sentosa Island, Singapore.
*Currently preserved at the Queensland Air Museum in Caloundra, Australia.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ491
*3/13/1959: First flight.
*3/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1959: 700Y Training Flight as "VL".
*892 NAS as "R-211".
*892 NAS as "C-211".
*9/1965: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*892 NAS as "H-311".
*1969: 893 NAS as "H-250".
*11/11/1969: Written off at RNAS Yeovilton.
*1974: Salvaged at RNAS Yeovilton.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ492
*3/31/1959: First flight.
*3/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*1962: 766 NAS as "VL-715".
*766 NAS as "VL-712".
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*4/1968: Put into storage at RNAS Sydenham, Belfast.
*1/20/1970: Struck off charge.
*7/1970: Salvaged in Belfast.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ493
*5/1/1959: First flight.
*5/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1959: 700Y Training Flight.
*892 NAS as "R-216.
*1962: 766 NAS as "VL-721".
*8/23/1962: Crashed into the River Yeo after take-off from RNAS Yeovilton. Both crewmen were killed.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ494
*4/14/1959: First flight.
*4/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*RAE Farnborough.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*3/1967: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1967: 899 NAS as "E-121".
*1/4/1971: Struck off charge.
*4/1976: Converted to D.3 drone.
*1982: RAE Farnborough.
*Was preserved at Trout Lake, Kings Langley.
*Currently preserved at RAF Brunthinhthorpe.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ513
*6/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "R-213".
*1962: 766 NAS as "VL-710".
*892 NAS as "C-211".
*892 NAS as "213".
*766 NAS as "VL-719".
*4/30/1968: Withdrawn from use.
*1/30/1970: Struck off charge.
*Was preserved at RNAS Yeovilton.
*1974: Salvaged at RNAS Yeovilton.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ514
*5/30/1959: First flight.
*6/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "R-214".
*766 NAS as "VL-713".
*892 NAS as "H-214".
*892 NAS as "C-208".
*893 NAS.
*890 NAS as "R-011".
*766 NAS as "VL-714".
*2/1968: Put into storage at RNAS Yeovilton.
*2/13/1970: Struck off charge.
*2/1970: Salvaged at RNAS Yeovilton.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ515
*6/1959: First flight.
*6/6/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "R-218".
*9/17/1960: Fell from the deck into the sea near the Shetland Islands after a bad landing on HMS Ark Royal. Both crewmen were killed.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ516
*6/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*RAE Farnborough.
*892 NAS as "C-206".
*9/1965: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*893 NAS as "V-245".
*893 NAS as "H-245".
*2/16/1968: Crashed on approach to RNAS Yeovilton.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ517
*7/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892B Training Unit as "R-217”
*766 NAS as "VL-719".
*766 NAS as "VL-707".
*9/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*899 NAS as "E-132".
*3/27/1969: Struck off charge. Or on 5/5/1969?
*5/1969: Broken up for spare parts at RNAS Yeovilton.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ518
*7/2/1959: First flight.
*7/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*766 NAS as "VL-710".
*1963: 831 NAS.
*899 NAS.
*893 NAS.
*892 NAS as "C-209".
*3/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*893 NAS as "xx-246".
*893 NAS as "H-253".
*1968: 893 NAS as "H-252".
*7/1970: Put into storage at RNAS Sydenham, Belfast.
*4/26/1971: Struck off charge.
*12/1971: Salvaged at RNAS Sydenham.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ519
*7/13/1959: First flight.
*7/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892B Training Unit as "R-219”.
*10/27/1961: Ditched into Subic Bay, Philippines after a bad launch from HMS Victorious.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ520
*8/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1959-60: 766 NAS as "VL-711" and "VL-715".
*1962: 766 NAS as "VL-711".
*890 NAS as "R-254".
*890 NAS as "R-005".
*1965: 890 NAS as "R-014".
*5/10/1966: Ditched into the sea off Mozambique due to engine failure. The observer was killed.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ521
*8/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*766 NAS as "VL-719".
*766 NAS as "VL-705".
*890 NAS as "R-243".
*890 NAS as "R-004".
*11/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1969-70: 766 NAS as "VL-705".
*12/1970: Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Lee-on-Solent as A2612, E4628/E4629.
*5/1973: Sold to Brunel University in Uxbridge.
*Salvaged.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ522
*9/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*766 NAS as "VL-712".
*892 NAS as "C-207".
*893 NAS as "V-466".
*766 NAS as "VL-704".
*3/24/1966: Crashed near Christow, Moretonhampstead after a collision with Sea Vixen XJ513.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ523
*8/14/1959: First flight.
*9/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*766 NAS as "VL-713".
*893 NAS as "C-462".
*766 NAS as "VL-710".
*2/20/1964: Crashed on Summer Ways Farm, Thorney near Langport, Somerset while on approach to RNAS Yeovilton.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ524
*9/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1960: 890 NAS as "H-240".
*766 NAS as "VL-712".
*6/1964: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*892 NAS as "H-304".
*1968: 893 NAS as "H-245".
*899 NAS as "E-123".
*1976: ? as "E-120".
*Upgraded to FAW.(TT)2?
*3/1984: Assigned as a ground trainer to the Fire School at RAF Catterick as 8804M.
*11/1984: Salvaged at RAF Catterick.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ525
*8/31/1959: First flight.
*9/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1961: 890 NAS as "H-241".
*766 NAS as "VL-704".
*890 NAS as "VL-751".
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*12/1968: Put into storage at RNAS Sydenham, Belfast.
*12/1969: Broken up for spare parts at RNAS Sydenham.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ526
*9/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*1964: 890 NAS as "R-248".
*893 NAS as "V-465".
*11/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1969-70: 893 NAS as "H-255".
*4/26/1971: Struck off charge.
*7/1971: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Halton as 8145M.
*2/1983: Sent to the Fire School at RAF Catterick.
*1984: Salvaged.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ527
*9/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*890 NAS as "H-242".
*2/9/1961: Ditched into the sea due to an engine fire off Horsborgh Light, off RAF Tengah, Singapore on a flight from HMS Hermes.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ528
*9/24/1959: First flight.
*10/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1961: 890 NAS.
*890 NAS as "H-243".
*890 NAS as "R-243".
*5/3/1962: Ditched into the South China Sea off the Philippines on a flight from HMS Ark Royal. Or on 5/1/1963?


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ556
*10/14/1959: First flight.
*11/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1961: 890 NAS.
*890 NAS as "H-244".
*890 NAS as "xx-241".
*766 NAS as "R-005".
*1968: 893 NAS as "H-249".
*2/1968: Put into storage at RNAS Yeovilton. Or after 6/1968?
*2/1970: Salvaged at RNAS Yeovilton.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ557
*12/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1962: 766 NAS as "VL-717".
*892 NAS as "C-210".
*766 NAS as "VL-705".
*766 NAS as "VL-703".
*890 NAS as "VL-752".
*12/1967: Put into storage at RNAS Yeovilton.
*2/1970: Salvaged at RNAS Yeovilton.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ558
*11/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*890 NAS as "H-245".
*1965: 766 NAS as "VL-722".
*766 NAS as "VL-721".
*766 NAS as "VL-716".
*3/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*12/4/1967: Crashed into the Irish Sea on a test flight. Both crewmen were killed.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ559
*11/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1961: 890 NAS.
*890 NAS as "H-246".
*890 NAS as "R-246".
*890 NAS as "R-240".
*890 NAS as "R-007".
*12/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*766 NAS as "VL-703".
*1/9/1969: Crashed into a marsh near Catsgrove, Somerset on approach to RNAS Yeovilton.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ560
*11/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*890 NAS as "H-247".
*890 NAS as "R-247".
*8/1965: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1967: 892 NAS as "H-302".
*1970: 893 NAS as "H-243".
*4/26/1971: Struck off charge.
*6/1971: Assigned as a ground trainer at RAF Halton as 8142M.
*1977: Put into storage at RAE Farnborough.
*2/1979: Assigned to RAE Bedford for trials.
*Currently preserved at the Newark Air Museum.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ561
*11/26/1959: First flight.
*12/1959: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1962: 766 NAS as "VL-716".
*10/1964: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1967: 892 NAS as "H-312".
*766 NAS as "VL-703".
*9/15/1970: Written off after a hard landing on the emergency foam at RNAS Yeovilton.
*9/1971: Sent to the fire dump at RNAS Yeovilton.
*1974: Salvaged.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ562
*12/8/1959: First flight.
*2/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1961: 890 NAS.
*766 NAS.
*893 NAS as "R-456".
*890 NAS as "H-249".
*10/30/1962: Crashed into the sea off Aden, Yemen on a night flight from the HMS Ark Royal.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ563
*12/15/1959: First flight.
*1/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1961: 890 NAS.
*766 NAS as "VL-715".
*893 NAS as "R-455".
*893 NAS as "C-455".
*890 NAS as "H-248".
*890 NAS as "R-248".
*890 NAS as "R-003".
*766 NAS as "VL-712".
*3/1968: Put into storage at RNAS Yeovilton.
*2/1970: Salvaged at RNAS Yeovilton.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ564
*1/1/1960: First flight.
*1/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*766 NAS as "VL-721".
*8/1965: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*892 NAS as "H-314".
*1/23/1967: Crashed into the sea off Gibraltar after launch from HMS Hermes. Pilot was killed.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ565
*2/4/1960: First flight.
*2/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1962: 766 NAS.
*766 NAS as "VL-718".
*893 NAS as "V-459".
*9/1965: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*899 NAS as "E-127".
*7/29/1976: Struck off charge. Or on 10/31/1976?
*Currently preserved at the London Colney Mosquito Museum.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ566
*5/4/1960: First flight.
*6/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*890 NAS.
*892 NAS as "V-216".
*6/20/1961: Crashed into the sea east of Singapore on a flight from HMS Victorious. Both crewmen were killed.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ567
*1/20/1960: First flight.
*2/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*893 NAS as "V-459".
*1961-62: 899 NAS as "VL-487".
*766 NAS as "VL-718".
*893 NAS as "xx-464".
*766 NAS as "VL-711".
*2/9/1966: Crashed near South Cadbury, Somerset due to pilot disorientation. The observer was killed.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ568
*2/4/1960: First flight.
*3/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1962: 766 NAS as "VL-714".
*1965-66: 766 NAS as "VL-716".
*1966: 766 NAS as "VL-712".
*766 NAS as "VL-710".
*5/1968: Put into storage at RNAS Sydenham, Belfast.
*1970: Salvaged at RNAS Sydenham and at Lasham.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ569
*3/1/1960: First flight.
*3/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*893 NAS as "R-458".
*899 NAS as "VL-487".
*7/20/1961: Stalled and crashed on Ridge Hill Farm/Sydling, Dorset.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ570
*3/4/1960: First flight.
*3/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "R-210".
*892 NAS as "V-210".
*899 NAS as "VL-490".
*766 NAS as "VL-720".
*8/1965: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*766 NAS as "VL-725".
*1969: 766 NAS as "VL-715".
*5/1968: Put into storage at RNAS Sydenham.
*9/24/1969: Struck off charge at RNAS Sydenham?
*5/1970: Broken up for spare parts. Or in 1971?


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ571
*3/14/1960: First flight.
*5/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*893 NAS.
*1962: 899 NAS as "VL-489".
*6/1964: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*892 NAS as "H-301".
*1968: 893 NAS as "H-253".
*4/26/1971: Struck off charge.
*5/1971: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Halton as 8140M.
*5/1979: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Cosford.
*Was preserved at the Southampton Airport.
*Was preserved in Dunsfold.
*Was preserved at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey.
*Currently preserved at the Southampton Museum.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ572
*5/25/1960: First flight.
*6/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1960: 893 NAS as "R-462".
*893 NAS as "R-459".
*892 NAS as "V-216".
*893 NAS as "C-462".
*893 NAS as "V-462".
*6/1964: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*893 NAS as "V-250".
*892 NAS as "H-304".
*899 NAS as "E-127".
*1970-73: Station Flight at Belfast as "BL”.
*1982: RAE Farnborough.
*4/13/1984: Withdrawn from use at RAE Farnborough. Or on 3/13/1984?
*2/1984: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Catterick as 8830M.
*1987: Salvaged.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ573
*5/5/1960: First flight.
*6/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*893 NAS as "R-457".
*1/6/1961: Crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off Palermo, Italy after sliding off the deck of the HMS Ark Royal after hitting an obstruction while landing. Both crewmen were killed.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ574
*6/15/1960: First flight.
*7/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*893 NAS as "xx-461".
*893 NAS as "C-456".
*890 NAS as "R-240".
*Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1966: 892 NAS as "H-311".
*893 NAS as "V-253".
*893 NAS as "xx-246".
*890 NAS as "xx-755".
*1969: 766 NAS as "VL-704".
*10/24/1969: Written off at RNAS Yeovilton?
*2/1970: Put into storage at RNAS Sydenham.
*1971: Salvaged in Belfast.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ575
*5/30/1960: First flight.
*6/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1962: 766 NAS as "VL-720".
*10/1964: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1966-67: 893 NAS as "V-251".
*766 NAS as "VL-713".
*1969: 899 NAS as "E-135".
*3/24/1971: Struck off charge.
*7/1973: Assigned as a ground trainer as A2611, E4626/E4627. Or in 2/1971?
*1978: Culdrose School of Aircraft Handling as "SAH-13".
*Was preserved at the Cornwall Aero Park in Helston.
*1/1989: Salvaged.
*Nose section currently preserved at the Wellesbourne Museum in Warwickshire.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ576
*7/1/1960: First flight.
*6/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1960-61: 893 NAS as "R-460".
*1961: 899 NAS.
*1962: 899 NAS as "VL-488".
*766 NAS as "VL-711".
*8/1963: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1966: 893 NAS as "V-244".
*1969: 899 NAS as "E-126".
*1970: 899 NAS as "E-1xx".
*7/1970: Assigned to Holme-on-Spalding Moor for ground trials.
*4/1971: Salvaged.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ577
*7/6/1960: First flight.
*8/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1961: 890 NAS.
*890 NAS as "H-247".
*890 NAS as "R-247".
*893 NAS as "V-464".
*4/21/1965: Crashed into the East China Sea off Okinawa due to an engine fire on a flight from HMS Victorious. The observer was killed.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ578
*7/12/1960: First flight.
*9/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "V-209".
*892 NAS as "H-216".
*892 NAS as "xx-210".
*892 NAS as "xx-211".
*766 NAS as "xx-211".
*6/1964: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1966: 893 NAS as "V-243".
*893 NAS as "V-254".
*1968: 893 NAS as "H-254".
*899 NAS as "E-125".
*1/1972: Put into storage at RNAS Sydenham.
*5/1973: Salvaged at RNAS Sydenham.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ579
*7/18/1960: First flight.
*8/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "V-218".
*1962: 892 NAS as "H-218".
*893 NAS.
*3/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1967: 899 NAS as "E-122".
*1969: 766 NAS as "VL-703".
*899 NAS as "E-121".
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*1971: NASU as "E".
*12/1975: Converted to D.3 drone.
*1982: RAE Farnborough.
*1983: Withdrawn from use at Hurn APT.
*1984: Salvaged at RAE Farnborough.
*Nose section currently preserved at the Midland Air Museum in Coventry.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ580
*7/21/1960: First flight.
*8/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "V-208".
*893 NAS as "xx-467".
*899 NAS as "VL-485".
*12/1963: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*766 NAS as "VL-724".
*1970: 899 NAS as "E-131".
*2/15/1972: Struck off charge.
*Converted to D.3 drone at RAE Farnborough?
*1984: Withdrawn from use at Hurn APT.
*12/1984: Sold to the Sea Vixen Society in Christchurch.
*Currently preserved at the Tangmere Museum in West Sussex.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ581
*7/25/1960: First flight.
*7/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "V-211".
*890 NAS as "R-253".
*12/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1968: 893 NAS as "H-247".
*893 NAS as "H-257".
*1/1972: Put into storage at RNAS Sydenham.
*2/1973: Salvaged at RNAS Sydenham.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ582
*8/1/1960: First flight.
*8/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1963: AAEE Boscombe Down.
*6/1965: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*766 NAS as "VL-721".
*1968-69: 766 NAS as "VL-702".
*Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Halton as 8139M.
*1/1980: Sent to the Fire Section at RAF Cottesmore.
*6/1993: Remains sold as scrap to Hanningfield Metals of Essex.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ583
*8/2/1960: First flight.
*8/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "R-216".
*892 NAS as "V-216".
*2/8/1961: Damaged beyond repair in an accident aboard HMS Victorious. Or on 3/12/1961?
*4/1961: Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Lee-on-Solent as 8397M and A2507.
*7/1961: Salvaged at RNAS Arbroath?
*Remains sent to Quarrywood.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ584
*9/7/1960: First flight.
*7/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*890 NAS as "H-240".
*1962: 890 NAS as "R-240".
*892 NAS as "xx-215".
*899 NAS as "E-494".
*10/1964: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1966: 893 NAS as "V-240".
*1969: 899 NAS as "E-124".
*2/1974: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Culdrose as A2621, E4647/E4648.
*Was preserved at the Cornwall Aero Park in Helston.
*1/1989: Salvaged at RAF Culdrose.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ585
*9/15/1960: First flight.
*9/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "xx-209".
*893 NAS as "C-455".
*1/29/1963: Slid off the deck into the sea near The Lizard, Cornwall after a hard landing on HMS Centaur. Both crewmen were killed.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ586
*9/23/1960: First flight.
*6/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "V-212".
*892 NAS as "H-212".
*892 NAS as "xx-211".
*1965-66: 766 NAS as "VL-717".
*5/1968: Put into storage at RNAS Sydenham.
*1/1970: Salvaged at RNAS Sydenham.


Fake Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ601
*Often noted as a real Sea Vixen, but really a Sea Venom made up to be a dummy Sea Vixen for display purposes.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ602
*10/6/1960: First flight.
*10/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1961: 899 NAS.
*899 NAS as "VL-485".
*766 NAS as "VL-718".
*893 NAS as "C-460".
*899 NAS as "xx-492".
*766 NAS as "xx-718".
*1962: ? as "H-247".
*6/1964: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1966: 893 NAS as "V-245".
*899 NAS as "E-132".
*9/1973: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Culdrose as A2622, E4649/E4650.
*11/12/1973: Struck off charge.
*Upgraded to D.2 drone standard? Or not? Conversion not carried out?
*1984: Sold as scrap to Bradbury of Bournemouth.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ603
*10/17/1960: First flight.
*11/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "V-213".
*1962: 892 NAS as "H-213".
*9/4/1962: Crashed into the sea off the coast of Malta after a hard landing on HMS Hermes. Both crewmen were killed.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ604
*10/27/1960: First flight.
*11/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "V-214".
*892 NAS as "H-214".
*890 NAS as "xx-755".
*12/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1967: 899 NAS.
*893 NAS as "V-242".
*1968: 766 NAS.
*1968: 892 NAS.
*892 NAS as "H-313".
*892 NAS as "VL-303".
*890 NAS as "755".
*1971: Fleet Requirements Unit as "755".
*11/29/1971: Struck off charge.
*6/1972: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Halton as 8222M.
*10/1986: Sent to the College of Industrial Technology at RAF Cranfield.
*4/1988: Sent to be a target on the Otterburn Range.
*6/1999: Destroyed on the Otterburn Range.
*Parts of it currently preserved at Blaydon-on-Tyne?


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ605
*11/2/1960: First flight.
*11/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "V-215".
*892 NAS as "C-215".
*7/11/1964: Crashed into the Straights of Malacca off Malaysia. Both crewmen were killed.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ606
*11/10/1960: First flight.
*11/1960: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1961: 899 NAS as "VL-486".
*892 NAS.
*6/1964: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1966: 893 NAS as "V-247".
*9/15/1966: Crashed near NAS Cubi Point, Philippines due to engine failure. One person on the ground was killed.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ607
*11/22/1960: First flight.
*1/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*893 NAS as "C-457".
*890 NAS as "R-243".
*899 NAS as "xx-487".
*6/1964: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*893 NAS as "V-253".
*1967: 892 NAS as "H-307".
*1970: 766 NAS as "VL-715".
*1971: 766 NAS as "VL-701".
*1971: 890 NAS as "VL-701".
*8/31/1971: Struck off charge.
*8/1971: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Cranwell as 8171M.
*11/1980: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Cosford.
*Was preserved at the Southampton Airport.
*Was preserved at Dunsfold.
*3/1996: Salvaged at Dunsfold.
*Nose section currently preserved at the Queensland Air Museum in Caloundra, Australia.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ608
*11/29/1960: First flight.
*1/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*893 NAS as "C-458".
*890 NAS.
*1965: 893 NAS as "V-xxx".
*766 NAS.
*12/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*899 NAS as "E-135".
*1979: RAE Farnborough.
*3/1984: Assigned as a ground trainer to EOD North Luffenham as 8802M.
*1992: Salvaged at EOD North Luffenham.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ609
*12/21/1960: First flight.
*1/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*893 NAS as "C-459".
*892 NAS as "V-216".
*893 NAS as "V-457".
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*766 NAS as "VL-703".
*892 NAS as "xx-306".
*766 NAS as "VL-714".
*1965: 893 NAS as "V-xxx".
*8/1965: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*892 NAS as "H-306".
*1971: 766 NAS as "VL-702".
*1971: 890 NAS as "VL-702".
*8/31/1971: Struck off charge.
*8/1971: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Cranwell as 8172M.
*12/1980: Sent to Abingon for BDRT.
*Salvaged at Abingdon sometime after 1986.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ610
*12/22/1960: First flight.
*1/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*893 NAS as "C-460".
*899 NAS as "VL-490".
*10/1964: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*892 NAS as "xx-314".
*1967: 893 NAS as "V-254". Or 899 NAS?
*893 NAS as "H-257".
*899 NAS as "E-134".
*1/1972: Put into storage at RNAS Sydenham.
*12/7/1973: Struck off charge.
*1973: Salvaged.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XJ611
*12/29/1960: First flight.
*1/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*893 NAS as "C-461".
*893 NAS as "C-466".
*899 NAS as "VL-491".
*1966: 766 NAS as "VL-706".
*4/1968: Put into storage at RNAS Sydenham.
*1/20/1970: Struck off charge.
*3/1970: Salvaged at RNAS Sydenham.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN647
*1/25/1961: First flight.
*3/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1962: 899 NAS as "VL-490".
*766 NAS as "VL-706".
*1965: 766 NAS as "VL-718".
*1965: Culdrone School of Aircraft Handling as "SAH-10".
*3/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*892 NAS as "H-314".
*1970: 766 NAS as "VL-707".
*2/1971: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Culdrose as A2610, E4624/E4625.
*Was preserved at the Cornwall Aero Park in Helston.
*2000: Salvaged.
*Was preserved at RAF Brunthingthorpe.
*Nose section currently preserved in Stevenson, Oxfordshire.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN648
*1/13/1961: First flight.
*3/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "xx-219".
*893 NAS as "C-459".
*766 NAS as "VL-716".
*5/31/1965: Crashed near Little Kneeset/Okehampton, Devon.
*Also noted as still alive as late as 6/1968?


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN649
*2/6/1961: First flight. Date wrong?
*1/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy. Date wrong?
*1961: 890 NAS.
*890 NAS as "H-242".
*890 NAS as "R-242".
*6/1964: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1966: 893 NAS as "V-242".
*899 NAS as "E-135".
*899 NAS as "E-126".
*2/15/1972: Struck off charge at RAE Farnborough.
*9/1984: Broken up for spare parts at RAE Farnborough.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN650
*2/20/1961: First flight.
*2/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1963: 893 NAS as "C-456".
*892 NAS as "C-211".
*8/1965: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*892 NAS as "xx-301".
*3/1972: Assigned as a ground trainer as A2612, A2620, A2639, E4645/4646
*1972: School of Aircraft Handling as "SAH-12".
*Was preserved in Rhoose.
*Cockpit was preserved in Welshpool, Wales.
*Nose section currently preserved in Torquay. Owned by a private citizen?


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN651
*2/28/1961: First flight.
*3/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1963: 893 NAS as "C-461".
*899 NAS as "xx-494".
*890 NAS as "xx-002".
*890 NAS as "R-005".
*11/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1968-69: 766 NAS as "VL-710".
*1971: 890 NAS as "VL-705".
*7/29/1971: Withdrawn from use.
*Assigned as a ground trainer to the Predannack Fire School as A2616, E4634/E4635.
*12/1980: Sent to Predannack in parts.
*Was preserved in Bristol.
*Was preserved in Winbolt, Bletchley Park.
*Nose section currently preserved in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN652
*3/14/1961: First flight.
*4/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*766 NAS as "VL-722".
*893 NAS as "C-468".
*1963: 893 NAS as "V-461".
*3/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*899 NAS as "E-124".
*899 NAS as "E-122".
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*RAE Farnborough.
*Converted to D.3 drone.
*1984: Withdrawn from use at Hurn APT.
*3/1986: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Catterick as 8817M.
*1987: Salvaged at Hurn APT.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN653
*3/23/1961: First flight.
*4/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*890 NAS as "H-244".
*890 NAS as "R-241".
*10/1964: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*892 NAS as "H-313".
*893 NAS as "V-243".
*1976: RAE Farnborough.
*1982: RAE Farnborough.
*1984: Salvaged at RAE Farnborough.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN654
*4/5/1961: First flight.
*5/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*890 NAS as "R-250".
*893 NAS as "C-464".
*1965: 893 NAS as "V-464".
*1965: 766 NAS as "VL-711".
*892 NAS as "C-219".
*Upgraded to FAW.2.
*892 NAS as "xx-301".
*899 NAS as "E-131".
*10/16/1973: Struck off charge at Belfast.
*4/1973: Salvaged at RNAS Sydenham.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN655
*4/11/1961: First flight.
*5/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*899 NAS as "xx-455".
*893 NAS.
*892 NAS as "H-218".
*893 NAS as "xx-456".
*1965: 893 NAS as "V-xxx".
*9/1965: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*892 NAS as "H-306".
*1969: 899 NAS as "E-121".
*890 NAS as "E-121".
*Fleet Requirements Unit as "121".
*899 NAS as "E-127".
*3/9/1973: Struck off charge.
*9/1973: Salvaged at RNAS Sydenham. Or in 1/1973?


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN656
*4/26/1961: First flight.
*6/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*893 NAS as "xx-459".
*890 NAS as "R-251".
*1965: 766 NAS as "VL-712".
*9/1965: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*892 NAS as "H-302".
*899 NAS as "E-134".
*5/1/1974: Struck off charge at RNAS Sydenham. Or in 1973?


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN657
*5/3/1961: First flight.
*5/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*899 NAS.
*893 NAS as "C-457".
*899 NAS as "xx-491".
*890 NAS as "R-010".
*12/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*893 NAS as "xx-251".
*893 NAS as "H-253".
*899 NAS as "E-123".
*Fleet Requirements Unit as "755".
*Upgraded to TR.1.
*Upgraded to D.3 drone standard.
*7/24/1984: Withdrawn from use.
*Was preserved at Stock.
*Nose section currently perserved at Yateley, Hants. Owned by a private citizen?


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN658
*5/15/1961: First flight.
*5/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*893 NAS as "C-458".
*1965: 766 NAS as "VL-720".
*3/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1969: 766 NAS as "xx-750".
*1969: 890 NAS as "xx-750".
*1971: Fleet Requirements Unit as "750".
*10/21/1971: Struck off charge at Abingdon.
*8/1973: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Halton as 8223M.
*1982: RAE Farnborough.
*1984: Salvaged at RAE Farnborough.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN683
*5/29/1961: First flight.
*6/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*890 NAS as "R-251".
*893 NAS as "C-463".
*899 NAS as "E-493".
*10/1964: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1966: 893 NAS as "V-250".
*899 NAS as "E-133".
*1969: 899 NAS as "E-132".
*2/1973: Salvaged at RNAS Sydenham.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN684
*5/24/1961: First flight.
*5/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*Bailed to De Havilland for tests.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*9/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2. Or in 1962?
*893 NAS as "H-243".
*1970: 899 NAS as "E-124".
*2/1973: Salvaged at RNAS Sydenham.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN685
*6/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*Bailed back to De Havilland Corp for tests.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*766 NAS as "VL-716".
*9/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*893 NAS as "H-244".
*1969: 766 NAS as "VL-716".
*890 NAS as "VL-703".
*1971: 766 NAS as "VL-703".
*8/31/1971: Struck off charge.
*11/1980: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Cranwell as 8173M. Or in 8/1971?
*Was preserved in Hawarden.
*Currently preserved at the Midland Air Museum, Coventry.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN686
*7/11/1961: First flight.
*7/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1962: 890 NAS as "R-252".
*893 NAS as "xx-468".
*766 NAS as "VL-722".
*8/1965: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*899 NAS as "E-134".
*899 NAS as "E-125".
*8/26/1970: Ditched into the sea off Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN687
*7/5/1961: First flight.
*8/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "V-217".
*892 NAS as "C-217".
*8/1965: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*766 NAS as "VL-701".
*892 NAS as "VL-307".
*890 NAS as "VL-704".
*7/6/1971: Crashed near Ash Church Farm/High Close Farm, Charlton Horethorne.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN688
*7/20/1961: First flight.
*7/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*890 NAS as "R-240".
*893 NAS as "H-241".
*890 NAS as "R-012".
*6/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1969: 893 NAS as "H-251".
*7/1971: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Halton as 8141M.
*4/1977: Converted to D.3 drone.
*1982: RAE Farnborough.
*1995: Salvaged at RAE Farnborough.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN689
*8/1/1961: First flight.
*9/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*890 NAS as "R-253".
*9/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*766 NAS as "VL-723".
*766 NAS as "VL-713".
*7/1969: Salvaged at RNAS Yeovilton.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN690
*9/7/1961: First flight.
*10/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*893 NAS as "V-465".
*893 NAS as "C-465".
*893 NAS as "xx-460".
*766 NAS.
*3/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*892 NAS as "H-314".
*10/1968: Salvaged at RNAS Sydenham. Or in 1971?


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN691
*9/14/1961: First flight.
*9/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1963: 892 NAS as "H-219".
*892 NAS as "C-219".
*6/1965: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1967: 899 NAS as "E-131".
*1968: 893 NAS as "V-xxx".
*1970: 893 NAS as "H-247".
*7/1971: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Halton as 8143M.
*3/1979: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Cosford.
*Was preserved at the Midland Air Museum.
*Was preserved in North Weald, Essex.
*7/2001: Broken up for salvage.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN692
*10/5/1961: First flight.
*10/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*890 NAS as "xx-252".
*893 NAS as "V-462".
*766 NAS as "VL-707".
*9/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1969: 893 NAS as "H-253".
*3/1974: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Culdrose as A2624, E4653/E4654.
*1979-84: School of Aircraft Handling.
*Was preserved at RNAS Yeovilton.
*2/1995: Sold as scrap to Hanningfield Metals of Essex.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN693
*10/20/1961: First flight.
*11/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*890 NAS.
*892 NAS as "C-213".
*8/1965: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*899 NAS as "E-134".
*899 NAS as "E-136".
*2/2/1971: Struck off charge.
*5/1971: Salvaged at RNAS Sydenham.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN694
*11/2/1961: First flight.
*11/1961: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*899 NAS as "xx-487".
*893 NAS as "C-463".
*893 NAS as "V-463".
*6/1965: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*1967: 892 NAS as "H-315".
*1968: 892 NAS as "VL-305".
*1/1969: Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Sydenham.
*1/1970: Salvaged.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN695
*11/14/1961: First flight.
*1/1962: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "H-215".
*6/1/1963: Ditched into the sea off Okinawa.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN696
*12/14/1961: First flight.
*1/1962: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1962-63: 899 NAS as "VL-488".
*6/1965: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*899 NAS as "E-133".
*1969: 899 NAS as "E-123".
*Fleet Requirements Unit as "751".
*1972: FRADTU Yeovilton as "751".
*2/1974: Bailed to Flight Refueling at Tarrent Rushton.
*2/1976: Put into storage at RAE Farnborough.
*1981: RAE Farnborough.
*11/1981: Sold for scrap to Swefling Engineering.
*Nose section was preserved at the Blyth Valley Museum, Walpole, Suffolk.
*9/2005: Sold to a private owner.
*Was preserved at the Norfolk and Suffolk Air Museum.
*Currently preserved at the North East Aircraft Museum in Sunderland.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN697
*12/28/1961: First flight.
*1/1962: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*766 NAS as "VL-714".
*893 NAS as "C-457".
*892 NAS as "C-207".
*3/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*893 NAS as "H-252".
*899 NAS as "E-137".
*1969: 899 NAS as "E-136".
*893 NAS as "H-254".
*3/1974: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Culdrose as A2623, E4651/E4652.
*1978: Upgraded to D.2 drone standard.
*3/1984: Salvaged at Bournemouth APT.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN698
*1/12/1962: First flight.
*2/1962: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*766 NAS as "VL-719".
*893 NAS as "C-458".
*893 NAS as "V-458".
*1/22/1965: Crashed while landing on the HMS Victorious.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN699
*1/29/1962: First flight.
*2/1962: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1962: 899 NAS as "VL-487".
*890 NAS as "R-245".
*890 NAS as "R-001".
*12/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*890 NAS as "xx-752".
*1969: 766 NAS as "xx-752".
*1971: Fleet Requirements Unit as "752".
*3/1972: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Halton as 8224M.
*10/1986: Assigned to EOD North Luffenham for explosive ordinance disposal training.
*1992: Salvaged at EOD North Luffenham.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN700
*2/9/1962: First flight.
*3/1962: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1963: AAEE Boscombe Down.
*892 NAS.
*766 NAS as "R-710".
*1965: 766 NAS as "VL-710".
*3/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*893 NAS as "xx-255".
*1969: 766 NAS as "VL-700".
*5/1971: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Halton as 8138M.
*5/1976: Sold to MoD (PE) at RAE Farnborough.
*1982: RAE Farnborough.
*1984: Salvaged at RAE Farnborough.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN701
*3/15/1962: First flight.
*4/1962: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*890 NAS as "R-250".
*890 NAS as "R-005".
*3/22/1966: Ditched into the sea off Singapore after a bomb exploded on release.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN702
*3/30/1962: First flight.
*4/1962: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "H-211".
*892 NAS as "C-212".
*6/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*893 NAS as "H-242".
*1970: 893 NAS as "H-254".
*5/10/1970: Written off onboard HMS Hermes.
*5/1970: Broken up for spare parts at Akrotiri, Cyprus.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN703
*4/17/1962: First flight.
*4/1962: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "H-213".
*6/28/1963: Ditched into the sea off Singapore on a flight from HMS Hermes.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN704
*5/4/1962: First flight.
*5/1962: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "H-214".
*892 NAS as "R-214".
*890 NAS as "R-247".
*890 NAS as "R-006".
*890 NAS as "VL-750".
*7/1969: Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Yeovilton. Or in 1967?
*9/4/1969: Struck off charge.
*1972: Salvaged.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN705
*8/24/1962: First flight.
*10/1962: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*893 NAS as "C-455".
*893 NAS as "V-455".
*3/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*892 NAS as "H-304".
*892 NAS as "H-302".
*892 NAS as "VL-302".
*890 NAS as "xx-751".
*1971: Fleet Requirements Unit as "751".
*2/1972: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Halton as 8225M. Or in 6/1972?
*1984: Salvaged at RAE Farnborough.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN706
*5/24/1962: First flight.
*6/1962: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "H-216".
*892 NAS as "C-208".
*2/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*899 NAS as "E-132".
*899 NAS as "E-123".
*899 NAS as "E-135".
*1971: 899 NAS as "E-127".
*5/1971: Assigned as a ground trainer to RNAS Lee-on-Solent as A2613 and E4630.
*1982: RAE Farnborough.
*1984: Salvaged at RAE Farnborough.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN707
*6/8/1962: First flight.
*7/1962: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*890 NAS as "R-242".
*890 NAS as "R-013".
*12/1966: Upgraded to FAW.2.
*893 NAS as "xx-243".
*893 NAS as "V-250".
*1969: 766 NAS as "xx-701".
*1971: 766 NAS as "VL-701".
*6/1971: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Halton as 8144M and 37.
*1984: Salvaged at RAE Farnborough.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN708
*7/23/1962: First flight.
*9/1962: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*890 NAS as "R-244".
*11/25/1964: Ditched into Lyme Bay.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN709
*7/11/1962: First flight.
*7/1962: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*890 NAS as "R-246".
*2/10/1965: Crashed into the Moray Firth in front of HMS Ark Royal.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN710
*8/10/1962: First flight.
*10/1962: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*890 NAS as "R-247".
*9/28/1963: Crashed in the Malayasian jungle.


Sea Vixen FAW.1 XP918
*10/19/1962: First flight.
*12/1962: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*893 NAS as "C-459".
*8/29/1963: Written off? Repaired?
*1970-71: 899 NAS as "E-122".
*1971: ? as "VL-706".
*1972: Salvaged at RAF Boscombe Down.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XP919
*3/8/1963: First flight.
*5/1963: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1969: ? as "xx-706".
*1970-71: 766 NAS as "VL-706".
*1971: 890 NAS as "VL-706".
*AAEE Boscombe Down.
*2/1972: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Halton as 8163M.
*Was preserved in Thorpe Park, Chertsey.
*Was preserved at the Norwich Museum.
*Was preserved in Walpole, Suffolk.
*8/2006: Salvaged.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XP920
*4/19/1963: First flight.
*5/1963: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1982: RAE Farnborough.
*1984: Salvaged at RAE Farnborough.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XP921
*5/17/1963: First flight.
*8/1963: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1964-69: 899 NAS as "E-496".
*1969: 766 NAS as "xx-753".
*899 NAS as "E-121".
*1971: Fleet Requirements Unit as "753".
*2/1972: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Halton as 8226M.
*Was preserved at Hereford.
*2/1988: Assigned to EOD North Luffenham for explosive ordinance disposal training.
*1992: Salvaged at EOD North Luffenham.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XP922
*6/24/1963: First flight.
*7/1963: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1965: 899 NAS as "E-122".
*1965: 899 NAS as "E-499".
*1971: 899 NAS as "E-132".
*5/1973: Salvaged at RNAS Sydenham.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XP923
*7/20/1963: First flight.
*9/1963: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1965: 899 NAS as "E-123".
*1965: 899 NAS as "E-493".
*1969: 766 NAS as "xx-751".
*8/1971: Salvaged at RNAS Sydenham.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XP924
*9/23/1963: First flight.
*10/1963: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1964: 899 NAS as "E-492".
*1965: 899 NAS as "E-124".
*1969: 899 NAS as "E-133".
*Upgraded to TR.2.
*Upgraded to D.3 drone standard.
*1984: Withdrawn from use at Hurn APT.
*Sold back to De Havilland Corp.
*1989: RAE Llanbedr.
*Given civilian registration "G-CVIX” and still in flying condition.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XP925
*10/14/1963: First flight.
*11/1963: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1965: 899 NAS as "E-495".
*1969: 899 NAS as "E-125".
*1972: FRADTU Yeovilton as "752".
*1982: RAE Farnborough.
*1983: Withdrawn from use at RAE Farnborough.
*Nose section currently preserved at RAF Haslemere.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XP953
*12/2/1963: First flight.
*1/1964: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*899 NAS as "E-133".
*1965: 899 NAS as "E-497".
*9/8/1965: Ditched into the sea off Malta on a flight from HMS Eagle.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XP954
*12/18/1963: First flight.
*1/1964: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1964: 899 NAS as "E-494".
*1967: 893 NAS.
*899 NAS as "E-134".
*1972: FRADTU Yeovilton as "753".
*11/6/1973: Written off at Ashington.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XP955
*1/31/1964: First flight.
*3/1964: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1967: 899 NAS.
*899 NAS as "E-135".
*1969: 899 NAS as "E-134".
*1970: 899 NAS as "E-121".
*11/13/1970: Ditched into the Moray Firth.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XP956
*2/26/1964: First flight.
*4/1964: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1982: RAE Farnborough.
*1983: Withdrawn from use at RAE Farnborough.
*Currently preserved at Dunsfold.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XP957
*4/3/1964: First flight.
*5/1964: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1967: 766 NAS as "xx-720".
*1972: Salvaged at RNAS Yeovilton.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XP958
*5/13/1964: First flight.
*5/1964: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*899 NAS as "E-132".
*1965: 899 NAS as "E-498".
*7/14/1966: Ditched into the Johore Strait.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XP959
*6/19/1964: First flight.
*7/1964: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1965: 899 NAS as "E-489".
*1969: 899 NAS as "E-122".
*1972: Salvaged at RNAS Yeovilton.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XS576
*9/26/1964: First flight.
*10/1964: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*899 NAS as "E-490".
*899 NAS as "E-126".
*893 NAS.
*1967: 899 NAS as "E-126".
*899 NAS as "E-125".
*3/17/1972: Struck off charge.
*Currently preserved at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XS577
*11/5/1964: First flight.
*12/1966: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1965: 899 NAS as "E-488".
*1967: 899 NAS as "E-133".
*1970: 899 NAS as "E-137".
*Upgraded to D.3 drone.
*Upgraded to TR.3.
*1984: Withdrawn from use at Hurn APT.
*Nose section currently preserved at Cahtel-Saint Denis, Switzerland.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XS578
*12/8/1964: First flight.
*1/1965: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1966: 899 NAS.
*899 NAS as "E-137".
*1969: 893 NAS as "H-244".
*4/26/1971: Struck off charge.
*1971: Salvaged at RNAS Sydenham.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XS579
*1/19/1965: First flight.
*2/1965: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1965: 899 NAS as "xx-130".
*1967: 899 NAS as "E-130".
*899 NAS as "E-122".
*899 NAS as "E-132".
*4/1968: Written off. Date?
*1971: Salvaged at RNAS Sydenham.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XS580
*2/23/1965: First flight.
*3/1965: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1965: 899 NAS.
*893 NAS as "V-240".
*1966: 893 NAS as "V-253".
*1969: 899 NAS as "E-127".
*1971: Fleet Requirements Unit as "755".
*1972: FRADTU Yeovilton as "755".
*11/19/1981: Struck off charge.
*1983: Withdrawn from use at RAE Farnborough.
*1989: Sent to the Foulness Island Range.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XS581
*3/27/1965: First flight.
*4/1965: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1966: 893 NAS as "V-241".
*3/17/1966: Crashed into Lyme Bay off the coast of England during nighttime rocket practice. Both crewmen were killed.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XS582
*4/22/1965: First flight.
*5/1965: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1965: 766 NAS.
*766 NAS as "VL-722".
*3/13/1970: Struck off charge at RNAS Yeovilton.
*1970: Broken up for spare parts at RNAS Yeovilton.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XS583
*6/9/1965: First flight.
*7/1965: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1965: 766 NAS as "VL-723".
*1966: 766 NAS.
*1967: 766 NAS as "VL-727".
*899 NAS as "E-133".
*2/3/1972: Struck off charge.
*Assigned as a ground trainer as 8397M.
*5/1974: Salvaged at RNAS Sydenham.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XS584
*6/21/1965: First flight.
*7/1965: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*899 NAS as "E-133".
*893 NAS as "H-244".
*6/6/1969: Ditched into the sea off Hartland Point.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XS585
*7/14/1965: First flight.
*8/1965: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*899 NAS as "xx-137".
*1966: 893 NAS as "V-242".
*1/30/1967: Ditched into the sea on a flight off HMS Victorious.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XS586
*9/3/1965: First flight.
*9/1965: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*893 NAS as "V-240".
*1966: 893 NAS as "V-246".
*8/5/1966: Ditched into the sea off Gan on a flight from HMS Victorious.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XS587
*10/4/1965: First flight.
*10/1965: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1966: 893 NAS as "V-252".
*899 NAS as "E-136".
*Fleet Requirements Unit as "750".
*1972: FRADTU Yeovilton as "750".
*Upgraded to FAW.2(TT)?
*6/6/1984: Withdrawn from use.
*Assigned as a ground trainer as 8828M
*1985: Sold to the Brencham Historic Aircraft Collection at Hurn APT and given civilian registration "G- VIXN”.
*Currently preserved at the Gatwick Aviation Museum in Charlwood, Surrey.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XS588
*11/2/1965: First flight.
*11/1965: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "H-306".
*1/3/1967: Went missing off the English Coast on a flight from HMS Hermes. Or off Malta in the Med?


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XS589
*12/10/1965: First flight.
*12/1965: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*1966: 892 NAS as "H-305".
*766 NAS as "VL-715".
*4/26/1971: Struck off charge.
*1971: Salvaged at RNAS Sydenham.


Sea Vixen FAW.2 XS590
*2/3/1966: First flight.
*3/1966: Delivered to the Royal Navy.
*892 NAS as "H-303".
*1969: 899 NAS as "E-131".
*11/26/1970: Struck off charge.
*Currently preserved at the FAA Museum at RNAS Yeovilton.

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For their assistance in various parts of this project, I would like to give thanks to the following individual people...

Tjalling Boelman
Christian Clee
Peter Dudgeon
Kurt Finger
Jacob Lane
Clive Turner