• Short Summary

    For the first time since the Anglo-French Suez operations in 1956, the white ensign has been seen in the Suez Canal.

  • Description

    For the first time since the Anglo-French Suez operations in 1956, the white ensign has been seen in the Suez Canal.

    Making passage from Aden to Malta, the 1,900 ton frigate, HMS Loch Killisport, entered the canal on Sunday, July 14, to make the south-north journey from Port Suez to Port Said.

    After paying the canal toll "under protest", the frigate started the 80-mile passage through the controversial waterway-stopping at the Great Bitter Lakes to change pilots.

    Shots of the Loch Killisport traversing the canal were obtained by our cameraman as the British warship approached Port Said in the northern section of the Mediterranean - Red Sea link.

    Carrying a large Suez light on the bow, the frigate made her untroubled way to the open sea with the buildings of Port Fuad in the background.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2C9IWSGBMQSEXZEBYTZWTNCH7
    Media URN:
    VLVA2C9IWSGBMQSEXZEBYTZWTNCH7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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