Alameda Naval Air Museum

HS-85 "Golden Gater's" Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 85

Squadron History

HS-85 Golden Gater's Patch
HS-85 "Golden Gater's" Patch

HS-85 was established as Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Eight Five on 1 July 1970 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Alameda, CA.

In 1993, HS-85 moved from NAS Alameda to NAS North Island to assume the Target Launch and Target/Torpedo Recovery mission at Naval Auxiliary Landing Field (NALF) San Clemente Island, CA upon the decommissioning of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron ONE.

HS-85 became HC-85 on 1 October 1994, reflecting a change in squadron mission from ASW to Combat Support.

HS-85 Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King in 1974
HS-85 Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King in 1974
Credit:Images and Squadron History provided by Mr. Robert M. Cieri.