• Short Summary

    Warships from the United States, Britain and the Netherlands have been taking part in a week-long joint exercise in the Caribbean Sea.

  • Description

    Warships from the United States, Britain and the Netherlands have been taking part in a week-long joint exercise in the Caribbean Sea. It is the first big exercise by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in this part of the world. The exercise ends on 28 February.

    The ships form the current strength of NATO's international naval squadron STANAVFORLANT (Standing Naval Force Atlantic), designed for the peacetime protection of the Atlantic shipping routes.

    Normal strength of the force, which was set up in 1968, is between four and sight ships of destroyer size. Ships from the NATO countries' navias serv??? on a rotational basis in the squadron, and other types of vessel are added from time to time, making it flexible in size and capability. For this exercise it was joined by a large U.S. missile cruiser.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA32KBBU1Q8I54QLNPE4D1EBX38
    Media URN:
    VLVA32KBBU1Q8I54QLNPE4D1EBX38
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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