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Sikorsky H-3 Sea King
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USS Kearsarge CVS33
Sikorsky H-3 Sea King
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26 October 1966 - Crewmen on board the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Oriskany (CVA-34) rush to an Sikorsky SH-3A Sea King (BuNo 149735) of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron HS-6 Indians to retrieve oxygen breathing apparatus to fight a fire on board. HS-6 was assigned to Carrier Anti-Submarine Air Group 53 (CVSG-53) aboard the USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) for a deployment to Vietnam from 9 June to 20 December 1966.

H-3H Sea King is a multi-purpose helicopter.

The H-3H is a twin engine, all-weather helicopter. The SH-3H is used to detect, classify, track and destroy enemy submarines. It also provides logistic support and search and rescue capability. The UH-3H and VH-3 are configured for combat support roles

The first version of this workhorse helicopter was flown more than 20 years ago. The Sea King has been replaced by SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopters as an anti-submarine warfare helicopter. The transition took into the late 1990s. The Sea King was then converted to a search and rescue helicopter.