• Short Summary

    THE FIRST FOUR BRITISH-BUILT FRIGATES FOR THE IRANIAN NAVY IS RAPIDLY NEARING COMPLETION IN THE WOOLSTON YARD OF VOSPER THORNEYCRAFT AT SOUTHAMPTON AND IS TO BE LAUNCHED ON JULY 25.

  • Description

    THE FIRST FOUR BRITISH-BUILT FRIGATES FOR THE IRANIAN NAVY IS RAPIDLY NEARING COMPLETION IN THE WOOLSTON YARD OF VOSPER THORNEYCRAFT AT SOUTHAMPTON AND IS TO BE LAUNCHED ON JULY 25.

    TO BE NAMED I.I.S. SAAM, THE NEW FRIGATE REPRESENTS THE MODERN CONCEPT OF HIGH-SPEED ATTACK CAPABILITY WITH A MAXIMUM SPEED OF 40 KNOTS FROM TWIN ROLLS ROYCE GAS-TURBINES LONG-RANGE CRUISING FROM STANDARD DIESELS.

    THE RESULT OF AN ORDER ANNOUNCED IN AUGUST, 1966, THE SAAM DISPLACES, 1,200 TONS AND WILL CARRY ONE MAIN GUN PLUS TWO SECONDARY GUNS TOGETHER WITH ANTI-AIRCRAFT AND ANTI-SUBMARINE WEAPONS. THERE WEAPONS WILL INCLUDE THE SEACAT SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE WHICH IS ALREADY IN SERVICES WITH THE NAVIES OF AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SWEDEN, HOLLAND AND WEST GERMANY.

    CLASSED AS A MARK 5 FRIGATES, THE SAAM IS AIR-CONDITIONED THROUGHOUT AND FITTED WITH STABILISERS. IT IS SCHEDULES TO BE HANDED OVER TO THE IMPERIAL IRANIAN NAVY ON JANUARY 19, 1970, AND WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A SECOND OF THE SAME GLASS FROM THE VOSPER YARD WHILE TWO OTHERS WILL BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT THE VICKERS YARD IN NEWCASTLE. THE KEEL OF THE SECOND SOUTHAMPTON SHIP IS TO BE LAID ON AUGUST 5.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA25PD6Z32LVHBI81JCC5OLZCZQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA25PD6Z32LVHBI81JCC5OLZCZQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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