• Short Summary

    THE AMERICAN MISSILE CRUISER "PROVIDENCE", FLAGSHIP OF THE UNITED STATES SEVENTH FLEET, ARRIVED IN SAIGON ON SATURDAY (JAN 18) FOR WHAT WAS OFFICIALLY DESCRIBED AS A "GOODWILL" VISIT.

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    1.
    LV "PROVIDENCE" INTO HARBOUR
    0.06

    2.
    MV GUN SALUTE
    0.09

    3.
    MLV "PROVIDENCE"
    0.14

    4.
    LV CROWD ON WHARF
    0.17

    5.
    MLV MAST. TILT DOWN. "PROVIDENCE"
    0.21

    6.
    MV CREW
    0.26

    7.
    MV CRUISER
    0.27

    8.
    MLV VIETNAMESE GUARD OF HONOUR
    0.34

    9.
    MV VICE-ADMIRAL MOORER AND LODGE
    0.34

    10.
    MV CROWD ON WHARF
    0.34

    11.
    MV MOORER INTO CAR
    0.41

    12.
    MV CAR DRIVES OFF
    0.46

    13.
    MV CRUISER
    0.49



    Initials IT/S/JH/ES


    EDITORS: SEE PROD NO 0705/64 OF 22 JAN 64.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE AMERICAN MISSILE CRUISER "PROVIDENCE", FLAGSHIP OF THE UNITED STATES SEVENTH FLEET, ARRIVED IN SAIGON ON SATURDAY (JAN 18) FOR WHAT WAS OFFICIALLY DESCRIBED AS A "GOODWILL" VISIT. HER COMMANDER, VICE-ADMIRAL THOMAS MOORER, WAS ASKED BY NEWSMEN TO COMMENT ON REPORTS THAT THE ARRIVAL DEMONSTRATED FULL AMERICAN SUPPORT FOR THE NEW SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT. BUT HE DECLINED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON REASONS FOR THE VISIT.

    REPORTERS HAD BOARDED THE CRUISER NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE SAIGON RIVER. ABOUT 50 MILES (80 KM) SOUTH OF THE CAPITAL. WITH THEM WENT THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO SOUTH VIETNAM, MR HENRY CABOT LODGE.

    TRAVELLING UP THE RIVER, THE "PROVIDENCE" WAS GIVEN HELICOPTER AND BOMBER SUPPORT AS IT PASSED THROUGH AREAS CONTAINING LARGE FORCES OF VIETCONG. AND ITS ARRIVAL CO-INCIDED WITH THE LARGEST AIRBORNE ATTACK YET MADE ON THE VIETCONG IN THE MEKONG DELTA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4JF4WOQ5Z8LSUW7V2ZZT7OB40
    Media URN:
    VLVA4JF4WOQ5Z8LSUW7V2ZZT7OB40
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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