• Short Summary

    THE BIGGEST SHIP EVER BUILT IN THE WORLD FAMOUS HAMBURG SHIPYARD WAS LAUNCHED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).?

  • Description

    THE BIGGEST SHIP EVER BUILT IN THE WORLD FAMOUS HAMBURG SHIPYARD WAS LAUNCHED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). IT'S THE TANKER 'ALTANIN" -- SECOND OF THREE GIANT TANKERS BEING BUILT IN THE SHIPYARD FOR THE ALVION STEAMSHIP CORPORATION REGISTERED IN PANAMA.

    AN ESTIMATED 20,000 PEOPLE WATCHED THE LAUNCHING -- A TRICKY BUT EXCITING OPERATION WITH A SHIP OF THIS SIZE (80,000 TONS) -- FOR THE RIVER ELBE IS VERY NARROW AT THIS POINT. MOST SPECTATORS STOOD ON THE OPPOSITE BANK TO GET THE BEST POSSIBLE VIEW OF PROCEEDINGS.

    (THE TANKER WAS NAMED BY THE WIFE OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF SHELL INTERNATIONAL MARINE COMPANY. THE FIRST OF THE 3 TANKERS ON ORDER, THE 54,000-TON "ALNAIR", WAS LAUNCHED IN FEBRUARY. THE THIRD WILL BE READY IN AUGUST.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1BKB7NS4Y0J9C9B24DT03LXLN
    Media URN:
    VLVA1BKB7NS4Y0J9C9B24DT03LXLN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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