No. 8556. Consolidated 21 N4Y-1 (V110) US Coast Guard
Photograph from USCG

Consolidated 21 N4Y-1

01/31/2009. Remarks by Jack McKillop: "This aircraft was ordered by the USAAC as a YPT-11B for the USCG. Delivered in 1932, it was based at USCG Air Station Cape May, New Jersey, and used as a training aircraft. The cost was US$8,000 (US$121,000 in 2007 dollars). Initially, it was assigned the serial number CG10.

In 1934, the USCG adopted a new serial number system consisting of three digits assigned to aircraft in four categories. The "300" numbers were assigned to land-based aircraft and this N4Y was assigned serial number 310.

On October 13, 1936, a third serial number system was adopted, i.e., the serial number consisted of the letter "V" followed by a three digit number thus this aircraft became V110; the "10" indicated that this was the tenth aircraft purchased by the USCG.

In 1939, this N4Y-1 was based at USCG Air Station Biloxi, Mississippi, and was also used for training at Air Station Cape May. The aircraft remained in service until 1941."

Read also the type remarks on page 12054.

Created January 31, 2009