Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The SC Seahawk was a scout seaplane designed by Curtiss for the United States Navy. The existing SO3C Seamew and the Vought OS2U Kingfisher were 1937 designs that, by 1942, needed replacement. Work began in June 1942, following a US Navy Bureau of Aeronautics request for scout seaplane proposals. Curtiss submitted the Seahawk design on 1 August 1942, with a contract for two prototypes and five service test aircraft awarded on 25 August. A production order for 500 SC-1s followed in June 1943, prior to the first flight of the prototypes.