• Short Summary

    THE PRIDE OF WEST GERMANY'S MERCHANT NAVY - THE TANKER ESSO DEUTSCHLAND, LAUNCHED AT HAMBURG YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    THE PRIDE OF WEST GERMANY'S MERCHANT NAVY - THE TANKER ESSO DEUTSCHLAND, LAUNCHED AT HAMBURG YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). SHE IS 54,000 TONS, THE LARGEST SHIP BUILT IN GERMANY. A SHIP - WHEN ONCE IN SERVICE - IN EXILE AS SHE IS TOO LARGE FOR WEST GERMANY'S OWN OIL PORT FACILITIES.

    THE SHIP'S TOTAL CAPACITY OF 91,000 TONS IS 3,000 MORE THAN THAT OF THE 54,000 TON TANKER ESSO SPAIN COMPLETED IN HAMBURG LAST YEAR. A CROWD OF 40,000 WATCHED THE LAUNCHING BY THE WIFE OF HERR LUBKE, THE FEDERAL PRESIDENT.

    WITH ITS BRIDGE AFT, NAVIGATION AIDS INCLUDE ADDITIONAL 'EYES' FOR THE CAPTAIN - TELEVISION CAMERAS. THEY ARE EQUIPPED WITH INFRA-RED APPARATUS FOR SEEING IN THE DARK AND ARE MOUNTED IN THE BOWS. THE SHIP WILL HAVE A CREW OF 59. SHE IS CAPABLE OF A SPEED OF 17 AND-A-HALF KNOTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4NQ6O15ISSGNU1L93VREZ2XSY
    Media URN:
    VLVA4NQ6O15ISSGNU1L93VREZ2XSY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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