Westland Wessex HU.5

C/N wa173

Built 1964 - Written off 1982

Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa173 Register XS499 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1964. Aircraft history and location

Aircraft History


united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

1982-05-25Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA173, f/f:?
del Royal Navy as XS499, 1964
w/o 25may82 with loss of Atlantic Conveyor, Falklands War
dd Jun 1964, 707Sq/Z-CU by Dec 1964, Arctic trials aboard RFA Regent Oct 1966, 846Sq/C-CU Jul 1968 to Oct 1969, 845Sq/S-A by Jan 1970 still 1971, 845Sq/S-H by Sep 1973, 845Sq/(Y)S by Mar 1974, 845Sq/(Y)T by Jan 1978 still Dec 1980, 707Sq/VW by Feb 1982, 848Sq D Flt/WN by Apr 1982
A South Atlantic (AC) mv Atlantic Conveyor 848Sq D Flt/WN, lost when ship was hit by Exocet missile 25 May 1982. Ship subsequently sunk under tow on 30 May. 848 NAS Operation Corporate

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