VS-23 Black Cats S-2 Stoof Model
Fly with the Black Cats of VS-23 in this handcrafted S-2 model. Each piece is carved from wood and handpainted to provide a piece you’ll love.
Length – 12.5 inches
VS-23 was an Anti-Submarine Squadron of the U.S. Navy. It was disestablished on 27 September 1968.
From 19 June-2 December 1958, they were assigned to USS Princeton for a Western Pacific deployment.
From 1961-68, VS-25 and VS-25 Golden Eagles were part of Carrier Anti-Submarine Air Group 55 (CVSG-55), assigned to USS Yorktown.
VS-23 was embarked on USS Yorktown for three Vietnam deployments:
23 October 1964 – 16 May 1965
6 January-27 July 1966
28 December 1967 – 5 July 1968
On 17 March 1968, an S-2E disappeared on a night anti-submarine patrol. Four days later, aircraft wreckage was recovered, and assumed to be from the plane. All four crewmen were listed as killed in action, but their bodies were never recovered.