• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S LARGEST CROSS-CHANNEL CAR FERRY WAS LAUNCHED IN GLASGOW YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) AND WILL GO INTO SERVICE BETWEEN BOULOGNE AND DOVER IN JULY.

  • Description

    BRITAIN'S LARGEST CROSS-CHANNEL CAR FERRY WAS LAUNCHED IN GLASGOW YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) AND WILL GO INTO SERVICE BETWEEN BOULOGNE AND DOVER IN JULY.

    THE 3,500-TON FERRY, CALLED STEAMSHIP "DOVER", COST 1,750,000 POUNDS STERLING AND CARRIES 20 CARS AND 1,000 PASSENGERS. VEHICLES WILL DRIVE ON AND OFF THE VESSEL, WHICH WILL HAVE GARAGE SPACE ON TWO DECKS.

    THE "DOVER", A ONE-CLASS SHIP, WILL INCREASE THE DAILY CAPACITY OF THE BOULOGNE DOVER ROUTE TO 4,960 CARS AND 25,000 PASSENGERS.

    IT WAS BUILT BY SWAN AND HUNTER AND WAS LAUNCHED YESTERDAY BY LADY MITCHELL, WIFE OF SIR STUART MITCHELL, VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE BRITISH RAILWAYS BOARD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3SUQQC1M8KPBW5WE72IALS1KR
    Media URN:
    VLVA3SUQQC1M8KPBW5WE72IALS1KR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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