• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 83,000 TONS OF LUXURY LIVING -- THAT'S THE UNITED STATES AIRCRAFT CARRIER "ENTERPRISE." THE U.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 83,000 TONS OF LUXURY LIVING -- THAT'S THE UNITED STATES AIRCRAFT CARRIER "ENTERPRISE." THE U.S.NAVY DESCRIBES HER AS A "CITY" WHICH HAS "THE LATEST." ENTERPRISE IS PART OF THE SIXTH FLEET NOW PATROLLING THE MEDITERRANEAN AND YESTERDAY (MONDAY) A VISNEWS CAMERAMAN WENT TO SEA TO FILM LIFE ABOARD THE CARRIER.

    COMMISSIONED IN NOVEMBER, 1961, ENTERPRISE IS A NUCLEAR-POWERED CARRIER.SHE HAS EIGHT REACTORS PROVIDING ALL HER POWER, HEATING AND LIGHTING, AND CONSTITUTING THE LARGEST NUCLEAR POWER COMPLEX IN THE WORLD.

    FOR ENTERTAINMENT, THE 4,600 CREW CAN CHOOSE FROM A VARIETY OF AMUSEMENTS, RANGING FROM A QUIET EVENING IN THE 7,000-BOOK LIBRARY OR WATCHING THE LATEST HOLLYWOOD FILMS IN ONE OF THE HANGARS.AND, IF THEY DON'T WANT TO LEAVE THEIR AIR-CONDITIONED SLEEPING QUARTERS, THEY HAVE ONLY TO SWITCH ON THE TELEVISION SET.ENTERPRISE'S OWN CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION STATION (WENT-TV) PROVIDES THE LATEST NEWS, VARIETY SHOWS PRODUCED BY THE CREW AND REGULAR TELEVISION FAVOURITES.

    THE SHIP ALSO HAS A LAUNDRY, DRY CLEANING PLANT, TAILOR SHOP, POST OFFICE, BARBER SHOPS AND THREE ICE CREAM AND SODA BARS.EACH DAY, 13,800 MEALS ARE SERVED AND THE MESSES ARE OPEN UP TO 19 HOURS A DAY.THERE ARE THREE SHOPS SELLING A WIDE RANGE OF GOODS.

    SHE CARRIES SUPERSONIC FIGHTERS AND BOMBERS, AS WELL AS HELICOPTERS AND PISTON-ENGINED RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT.DISPLACING 85,350 TONS (76,448 METRIC TONNES), SHE HAS A SPEED OF MORE THAN 35 KNOTS (64 KILOMETRES).HER LENGTH IS 1,123 FEET (442 METRES).HER COMMANDER IS CAPTAIN VINCENT P.DE POIX, FATHER OF FOUR CHILDREN, OF NEW YORK CITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA40A9ALMEDS0DK3QN5LFMVOYP8
    Media URN:
    VLVA40A9ALMEDS0DK3QN5LFMVOYP8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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