Wessex ditched

Accession Number F11287
Collection type Film
Measurement 1 min 10 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Maker RAN Public Relations
Place made At sea
Date made 6 March 1967
Access Open
Conflict Period 1960-1969
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

RAN Westland Wessex of 817 Squadron (RAN code 837) shown ditched at sea off Nowra after an engine failure. The crew were rescued by HMAS Queenborough. The Wessex sank eventually sank after the flotation bags burst.

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