Aviation Photo #1235435 Westland Wessex HAS31A (WS-58) - Australia - Navy

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This strategically mobile Military Airfield is the Royal Australian Navy's Aircraft Carrier HMAS MELBOURNE, at Garden Island Dockyard, Sydney in 1969. She was in her hey-day in 1969, flying Skyhawk and Tracker aircraft and Wessex helicopters. Wessex Codes 822, 823 and 830 are visible on her deck. Code 823 was N7-213, acquired in 1963, and written off when she ditched on 13July1977. HMAS MELBOURNE was paid off on 30June1982, and was towed out of Sydney for scrap metal in May 1984.
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    Wolodymir Nelowkin
    Australia - Navy
    Westland Wessex HAS31A (WS-58)
    Westland WS-58 Wessex
    Westland WS-58 Wessex
    WA213
    N7-213
    823
    Sydney Harbour
    New South Wales
    Australia
    October 1969
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