• Short Summary

    H.M.A.S.Perth, a powerful, all-purpose guided missile destroyer, was launched Thursday (26 September) in Bay City,?

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    H.M.A.S.Perth, a powerful, all-purpose guided missile destroyer, was launched Thursday (26 September) in Bay City, Michigan.The ship is the first of three destroyers of the Charles F.Adams class being built in the United States for the Australian government.

    HMAS Perth-and the others of her class - is armed with the Tartar missile system as well as conventional guns.She will carry the latest electronic equipment.The ship is the second HMAS Perth in the Royal Australian Navy.The first -- a light cruiser of the Amphion class -- was sunk by the Japanese in Bantam Bay, Java, in 1942.The new Perth will cost about 45 million dollars.

    The launching went off without a hitch.Just at noon, she slid sideways down the ways at the Defoe Shipbuilding Company and took the water.Lady Beale, wife of Sir Howard Beale, the Australian Ambassador to the United States, broke the traditional champagne bottle.Vice Admiral Sir Rastings Harrington, Chief of the Australian Naval Staff, and Rear Admiral William Brockett, Chief of the U.S.Navy's Bureau of Ships.attended the launching.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA477CQBJMUV3IZ104G82I06GC5
    Media URN:
    VLVA477CQBJMUV3IZ104G82I06GC5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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