• Short Summary

    HMS RENOWN, BRITAIN'S THIRD NUCLEAR POLARIS SUBMARINE, WAS COMMISSIONED YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AT BIRKENHEAD, THE DOCKYARDS AREA OF LIVERPOOL.

  • Description

    HMS RENOWN, BRITAIN'S THIRD NUCLEAR POLARIS SUBMARINE, WAS COMMISSIONED YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AT BIRKENHEAD, THE DOCKYARDS AREA OF LIVERPOOL. THE 52 MILLION STERLING VESSEL IS NOW READY FOR SEA TRIALS, AND IS EXPECTED TO BE IN SERVICE BY THE MIDDLE OF 1969.

    RENOWN IS ARMED WITH 16 POLARIS MISSILES, CAPABLE OVER A RANGE OF MORE THAN 2,000 MILES. SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE WERE AT THE COMMISSIONING CEREMONY YESTERDAY. THEY INCLUDED FAMILIES OF THE SUBMARINE'S CREW AND SHIPYARD EMPLOYEES WHO BUILT HER.

    THE SUBMARINE HAS ACCOMMODATION FOR 19 OFFICERS AND 135 RATINGS. IT WILL BE MANNED ON A TWO-CREW BASIS TO GET MAXIMUM OPERATIONAL TIME AT SEA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4T7NEMASTJXN18KHTIXWREPNK
    Media URN:
    VLVA4T7NEMASTJXN18KHTIXWREPNK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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