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Delivered to RAN as WH589
– BOC: March 7, 1952.
– SOC: September 23, 1963.
– Arrived as deck cargo on carrier HMAS Sydney, March 1952.
– Collected from RNAS Sembawang, Singapore.
– Withdrawn from use and delivered from Nowra NAS to Sydney-Bankstown for storage, October 30, 1961.
— Marked as 115/NW.
Fawcett Aviation, Sydney-Bankstown, NSW, September 23, 1963-1969.
– Open storage, 1963-1969.
– Sold to Lord Trefgarne, London, UK, but not collected November 1963.
Ormond Haydon-Baillie, Vancouver, BC, January 1969-1974.
– Shipped from Sydney to USA on USS Coral Sea, June 1970.
– Registered as CF-CHB.
– Gear collapsed on landing, Reading, PA, June 14, 1971.
– Flew in camouflage as RAF WH589/O-HB.
– Shipped from Vancouver to Southend,November 23, 1973.
Ormond Haydon-Baillie, Southend, May 9, 1974-1978.
– Registered as G-AGHB.
Spencer R. Flack, Elstree, 1979.
– Crashed, Osnabruck, West Germany, June 24, 1979.
Angus McVitie, Cranfield, UK, 1980-1983.
– Acquired wreckage.
Craig Charleston, Colchester, UK, 1990.
– Acquired wreckage.
Lyoyd A. Hamilton, Santa Rosa, CA, October 1983-1999.
– Registered as N4434P.
– Rebuilt as modified racer.
— Fitted with P&W R-4360 powerplant.
— Composite rebuild from VX715 & WJ290,
using parts from WH589.
— Assumed id WH589.
– Flown as race #15/Furias.
Joe Clancy Aviation, Camarillo, CA, April 24, 1997-2000.
– Registered as N985HW.
Bill Rodgers & Dale V. Stolzer/R&S Aero Displays, Everett-Paine Field, WA, July 19, 2000-2002.
– Flown as race #15/Furias.

Above: WH589 at Nowra, bearing the blue livery that was introduced once they ceased being front line aircraft. The caption to this image suggests it was taken in 1962, a year before being struck off charge.  Below. A recent photo of the heavily modified aircraft being transported from Seattle, Washington to Ione, California.  As can be seen from the history of the aircraft to the left, it contains elements of other Sea Furies, although the extent of that work is not known by us.  It also includes other features that tend to remove (or at least distance) its authenticity, such as a Pratt and Whitney power plant.  Still, it is good to see it around, even if it is barely recognisable!