• Short Summary

    Latest addition to the West German navy is the 'Gorch Fock'. a sailing ship. She?

  • Description

    Latest addition to the West German navy is the 'Gorch Fock'. a sailing ship. She made her maiden voyage in the Baltic, setting out from Flensourg, Feb 27.

    Captained by Wolfgand Erhard, the 'Gorch Fock' has a crew of 11 officers and 60 ratings. Eventually she will carry 100 cadet seamen.

    While other nations build up their seaborne forces with nuclear powered submarines, West Germany lays the foundation of its future navy.

    As she ploughed through the sea in full sail. 'Gorch Fock' passed several other ships of the West German Navy including the latest 'Graf Spee' a former British Royal Navy warship.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4RTLHHR5ZZY9A9KGM3TU8D6JG
    Media URN:
    VLVA4RTLHHR5ZZY9A9KGM3TU8D6JG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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