• Short Summary

    A NEW GERMAN DESTROYER, THE "Z-4", WAS LAUNCHED LAST SATURDAY.IT IS THE FOURTH AND LAST?

  • Description

    A NEW GERMAN DESTROYER, THE "Z-4", WAS LAUNCHED LAST SATURDAY.IT IS THE FOURTH AND LAST OF THE PRESENT SERIES.THE SHIP WAS BUILT BY THE STULKEN SHIPYARDS IN HAMBURG AND NAMED "HESSEN".KARL HETZ, SPOKE AT THE LAUNCHING CEREMONY AND THEN THE SHIP WAS TRADITIONALLY CHRISTENED BY THE WIFE OF DR.LAURENTZEN, VICE PREMIER OF HESSE.ONLY ON THE THIRD ATTEMPT DID SHE SUCCEED IN SMASHING THE CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE AGAINST THE SHIP'S BOW.

    THE DESTROYER IS BUILT OF STEEL.IT DISPLACES 2,850 TONS AND IS 135 METRES LONG WITH A BREADTH OF 13.4 METRES.IT IS CAPABLE OF SPEEDS UP TO 36 KNOTS, AND CARRIES A CREW OF 280.IT IS EQUIPPED WITH FOUR 10 CM GUNS; EIGHT 4 CM GUNS; FIVE TORPEDO TUBES; AND TWO 4 TUBE ANTI-SUBMARINE LAUNCHERS.

    THE SHIPS HULL AND ENGINES WERE BUILT BY GERMAN FIRMS.MILITARY THE CAME FROM FOREIGN SOURCES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4WCPVAU6CTW2PQ81LR11VDJYO
    Media URN:
    VLVA4WCPVAU6CTW2PQ81LR11VDJYO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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