• Short Summary

    At Cherbourg in France on Wednesday (21 December), a fourth torpedo boat was launched for the Greek Navy.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Torpedo boat on launch slipway
    0.03

    2.
    CU Name on side of boat "Navsithoi"
    0.10

    3.
    SV PAN Crew lined on deck of boat
    0.13

    4.
    SV Monseigneur Meletios arrives & welcomed by M. Amiot
    0.22

    5.
    SV Naval officers & ratings on parade (2 shots)
    0.32

    6.
    SV M. Amiot & Mme. Margaritis up steps to launching platform
    0.46

    7.
    SV Mme Margaritis cuts tape and bottle smashes on bow
    0.51

    8.
    SV Boat slides down launching slipway and into water (4 shots)
    1.14

    9.
    SV Mme. Margaritis presented with flowers
    1.23

    10.
    SV Boat floating
    1.28

    11.
    CU MS Meletios with M. Amiot.
    1.31

    12.
    SV Boat in water
    1.39



    Initials BB/1253 DME/AS/BB/1311



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: At Cherbourg in France on Wednesday (21 December), a fourth torpedo boat was launched for the Greek Navy.

    She's the "Navsithoi"--launched by Mrs. Margaritis, wife of the Greek Navy Chief of staff.

    The Navsithoi has a speed of 42 knots--and carries modern armaments including missiles and anti-aircraft weapons.

    The occasion was doubly notable as it was the first time television cameras had been invited to the shipyard of "Les Construction Mecaniques de Normandie" since Christmas 1969.

    At the time patrol boats built for the Israeli Navy were spirited away--despite a ban placed on their delivery by the French Government.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1Q4RJT59V6XW8AUPEE25JM9CJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1Q4RJT59V6XW8AUPEE25JM9CJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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