HMAS VENDETTA, (Daring class destroyer), operated as Navy gunfire ship for US Infantry Corps’ operations in Vietnam.
Wessex N7-211 was lost in dramatic circumstances east of Jervis Bay. While conducted a stores transfer to the destroyer HMAS Vampire the helicopter winch cable snagged on a projection on the destroyer’s upper deck. Moments later the ship rolled, and the cable snapped and rebounded into the helicopter’s rotor head, causing the Wessex to ditch. The aircrew were all rescued