• Short Summary

    SOME SIXTEEN RUSSIAN SHIPS CARRYING OUT EXERCISES IN THE NORTH SEA ARE BEING CLOSELY WATCHED BY SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL DUTCH NAVY.

  • Description

    SOME SIXTEEN RUSSIAN SHIPS CARRYING OUT EXERCISES IN THE NORTH SEA ARE BEING CLOSELY WATCHED BY SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL DUTCH NAVY.

    THE RUSSIAN WARSHIPS ARE BELIEVED TO BE PART OF THE SAME FLEET WHICH HAS BEEN MASSING IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS AND WHICH HAS BEEN KEPT UNDER VERY CLOSE OBSERVATION BY THE BRITISH NAVY, THE ROYAL AIR FORCE AND UNITED STATES AIRCRAFT FROM ICELAND. LIKE OTHER SHOWS OF RUSSIAN NAVAL STRENGTH TAKING PLACE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AT THE PRESENT TIME, THESE EXERCISES ARE BELIEVED TO BE CARRIED OUT TO COINCIDE WITH THE LENIN CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS.

    THE DUTCH OBSERVATIONS ARE BEING CARRIED OUT MAINLY FROM THE NEW BREGUET ATLANTIC RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT AND FROM THE NAVY HUNTER "LIMBURG".

    LEADER OF THE RUSSIAN FLEET IS THE SVERDLOV CLASS CRUISER "OCTOBER REVOLUTION", ORIGINALLY NAMED "MOLOTOVSK" AND RENAMED IN 1957.

    ALSO TAKING PART IN THE MANOEUVRES ARE AT LEAST TWO GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYERS - THE 504 OF THE KASHIN CLASS WITH ANTI-AIRCRAFT AND ANTI-SUBMARINE PROPENSITIES WITH FOUR SEPARATE TOWERS CARRYING RADAR FOR MISSILE GUIDANCE. AND THE 476 OF THE KOTLIN CLASS WITH MODIFIED SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE LAUNCHER IN PLACE OF THE MAIN TWIN TURRET.

    WHEN THEY WERE TRACKED BY THE DUTCH NAVY, THE RUSSIANS WERE IN A 620 N 00 F POSITION AND MOVING IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2KK3ZYVN9HG1U31IS1OAU4IUF
    Media URN:
    VLVA2KK3ZYVN9HG1U31IS1OAU4IUF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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