|Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Four Six|
|Active||April 7, 1988 to present|
|Type||Navy Helicopter Squadron|
|Role||Surface Warfare (SUW)|
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)
|Part of||Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Atlantic|
|Garrison/HQ||Naval Station Mayport|
|Engagements||Operation Desert Shield|
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Global War on Terror
|CDR Bradley Garber|
HSL-46, "The Grandmasters", is a helicopter squadron of the United States Navy. It was stood up in April 1988 and has in continuous operation to the present. It is based out of Naval Station Mayport, Florida.
HSL-46 "The Grandmasters"
HSL-46 was formed April 7, 1988, at Naval Station Mayport, Mayport, Florida. HSL-46 is attached to | Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Atlantic and deploys aboard cruisers, destroyers and frigates attached to Navy Strike Groups. The unit does not operate as a single squadron, rather it deploys detachments of men and helicopters to the various ships of the Atlantic fleet.
History of HSL-46 =
The squadron was formed at Naval Station Mayport on April 7, 1988, with three helicopters. Over the course of twenty years
Originally, the squadron was equipped with SH