• Short Summary

    ON ITS MAIDEN VOYAGE TO EUROPE WHAT IS BELIEVED TO BE THE WORLD'S FIRST VESSEL TO BE POWERED BY LARGE AIRCRAFT - TYPE MARINE GAS TURBINE ENGINES ARRIVED YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN BREMEN, WHERE IT LOADED MILITARY EQUIPMENT FOR SERVICE IN VIETNAM.

  • Description

    ON ITS MAIDEN VOYAGE TO EUROPE WHAT IS BELIEVED TO BE THE WORLD'S FIRST VESSEL TO BE POWERED BY LARGE AIRCRAFT - TYPE MARINE GAS TURBINE ENGINES ARRIVED YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN BREMEN, WHERE IT LOADED MILITARY EQUIPMENT FOR SERVICE IN VIETNAM.

    THE SHIP, ADMIRAL WILLIAM M. CALLAGHAN, IS AMERICAN BUILT AND OWNED. IT HAS BEEN PLACED UNDER LONG TERM CHARTER TO THE U. S. NAVY'S MILITARY SEA TRANSPORTATION SERVICE FOR WORLDWIDE TRANSPORTATION OF MILITARY VEHICLES AND CARGO.

    THE LONG SLEEK 694 FEET (210 METERS) CARGO SHIP, NAMED IN HONOUR OF THE FIRST COMMANDER OF THE SERVICE WAS LAUNCHED ON OCTOBER 17 AND REPRESENTS THE MOST ADVANCED APPLICATION OF THE ROLL ON, ROLL OF CONCEPT OF CARGO HANDLING.

    THE VESSEL HAS 12,100 TON CAPACITY, A RANGE OF 6,000 (9,600 KMS) AT TOP SPEED, AND CAN LOAD HEAVY TANKS, CARGO LORRIES, TRAILERS AND OTHER VEHICLES THROUGH SIDE ACCESS RAMPS AND FROM THE STERN.

    IT ALSO HAS SIX HATCHES, FEATURES HEAVY-LIFT CAPACITY OF TWO 120 TON BOMBS AND CONVENTIONAL CARGO HANDLING GEAR.

    MASTER OF THE CALLAGHAN IS CAPTAIN AUSTIN CUSHMAN. A VETERAN OF MORE THAN 37 YEARS SEA EXPERIENCE, HIS LAST SHIP WAS THE NUCLEAR POWERED VESSEL SAVANNAH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3LCZKLQHL5N6RGHGQ23SXHP7C
    Media URN:
    VLVA3LCZKLQHL5N6RGHGQ23SXHP7C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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