• Short Summary

    A LOGISTIC SUPPORT SHIP AND TWO FAST PATROL BOATS BUILT IN BRITAIN FOR THE ROYAL LIBYAN NAVY WERE COMMISSIONED AT PORTSMOUTH, ON THE SOUTH COAST OF ENGLAND, TODAY (THURSDAY) IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LIBYAN AMBASSADOR, DR.

  • Description

    A LOGISTIC SUPPORT SHIP AND TWO FAST PATROL BOATS BUILT IN BRITAIN FOR THE ROYAL LIBYAN NAVY WERE COMMISSIONED AT PORTSMOUTH, ON THE SOUTH COAST OF ENGLAND, TODAY (THURSDAY) IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LIBYAN AMBASSADOR, DR. OMAR M. MUNTASSER. THE SUPPORT SHIP "ZELTIN", AND THE PATROL BOATS "SUSA" AND "SIRTE", WERE BUILT BY THE VOSPER THORNYCROFT GROUP.

    THE "R.L.N.S. ZELTIN" WAS ORDERED BY THE ROYAL LIBYAN NAVY BOAT A YEAR AGO. IT WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE FULL LOGISTIC SUPPORT, INCLUDING MOBILE DOCKING MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR FACILITIES FOR THE LIBYAN FLEET. THE "ZELTIN" DISPLACES 2,200 TONS AND CARRIES THREE 40 MM ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS. IT HAS A RANGE OF 3,000 MILES (4,820 KMS) AT 14 KNOTS.

    AFTER THE COMMISSIONING CEREMONY, WHICH INCLUDED THE PRESENTATION OF MODELS OF THE THREE SHIPS TO DR. MUNTASSER, THE AMBASSADOR WENT ABOARD THE "ZELTIN" TO ATTEND A RECEPTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4B8RAXUP3VJTQIZD4BKBQ2T8X
    Media URN:
    VLVA4B8RAXUP3VJTQIZD4BKBQ2T8X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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