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Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Four Six
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 46 (light) (United States Navy - insignia).jpg
HSL-44 Insignia
ActiveApril 7, 1988 to present
CountryUnited States
BranchUSN
TypeNavy Helicopter Squadron
RoleSurface Warfare (SUW)
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)
Part ofCommander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Atlantic
Garrison/HQNaval Station Mayport
Nickname(s)"Grandmasters"
EngagementsOperation Desert Shield
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Global War on Terror
Commanders
Current
commander
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"[edit]

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 =[edit]

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