Aircraft Photo of XM845 | Westland Wessex HAS1 (WS-58) | UK - Navy | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:XM845
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-58
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-58 Wessex
Aircraft Version:Westland Wessex HAS1 (WS-58)
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
C/n (msn):WA26
Location
City / Area:Penzance / Mount's Bay [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
 
Photo Date:1979
Photo by:M D WestContact
Photo ID: 98722
Photographer's Remark

Wessex XM845 from RNAS Culdrose, rescue demonstration with Penlee Lifeboat,Solomon Browne, off Penzance Promenade in Mounts Bay, Cornwall with St Michaels Mount as backdrop, near Christmas two years later the Penlee Lifeboat was lost with all on board in a desperate attempt to save the crew of the Union Star a few miles from the Photo scene,that night the sea conditions were so severe the Wessex on duty crewed by an American exchange pilot was completely helpless to assist in the rescue.e

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