• Short Summary

    The 40,000-ton U.S. aircraft carrier WASP left Boston, U.S. Nov 22 to relieve the aircraft?

  • Description

    The 40,000-ton U.S. aircraft carrier WASP left Boston, U.S. Nov 22 to relieve the aircraft carrier Shangri-la, now on patrol off Central America.

    Wasp will join five destroyers which, at the request of the Guatemalan and Nicaraguan governments, are patrolling the Central American coast, guarding against any communist-inspired invasion attempts.

    Manned by a 2,400-member crew, Wasp is specially equipped for anti-submarine work. She recently returned from the coasts of Africa where she stood by for use in connection with the Congo.

    Sailing orders meant cancellation of Thanksgiving leave for her crew who will now spend the traditional major U.S. National holiday at sea.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4WM77PO3XGOM3B5TIP3W4OBR4
    Media URN:
    VLVA4WM77PO3XGOM3B5TIP3W4OBR4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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