• Short Summary

    A FIVE-STOREY EXTENT WAS OPENED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) OF THE TOP-SECRET NAVAL RESEARCH CENTRE AT THE YARROW SHIP YARD AT SCOUTSTOUN, IN GLASGOW.

  • Description

    A FIVE-STOREY EXTENT WAS OPENED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) OF THE TOP-SECRET NAVAL RESEARCH CENTRE AT THE YARROW SHIP YARD AT SCOUTSTOUN, IN GLASGOW. IT WAS DECLARED OPEN DURING A BRIEF CEREMONY BY VICE-ADMIRAL SIR MICHAEL LE FANU, THE CONTROLLER OF THE NAVY.

    THE RESEARCH CENTRE HAS BEEN IN OPERATION FOR THE PAST 19 YEARS, BUT IN THAT TIME LITTLE PUBLICITY HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE WORK THAT HAS BEEN UNDERTAKEN BEHIND THE ELECTRICALLY CONTROLLED DOORS WHICH SEAL-OFF ITS LABORATORIES FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD. THE MAIN TASK OF THE CENTRE, HOWEVER, HAS BEEN TO PROVIDE THE ROYAL NAVY, WITH INFORMATION ON WHAT IT CONSIDERS AS THE OPTIMUM DESIGN, SIZE AND SPEED OF FIGHTING SHIPS.

    PROBLEMS SUCH AS NOISE, VIBRATION, PROPELLER SHAFT SPEED AND HULL SHAPE FOR DIFFERENT CLIMATIC CONDITIONS HAVE ALL BEEN SOLVED AT THE CENTRE. AND WHILE ITS RESULTS HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE TO LIMITED OUTLETS, ITS SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DRAW ON THE EXPERIENCE OF BRITAIN'S INDUSTRY TO HELP THEM IN THEIR WORK.

    DURING HIS TOUR OF INSPECTION, SIR MICHAEL LE FANU, SAID THAT THE CENTRE WOULD, IN FUTURE, BE ABLE TO HELP THE BRITISH MERCHANT MARINE. IT WOULD OFFER ADVICE ON DESIGN AND EQUIPMENT AND ALREADY WAS WORKING ON PROBLEMS OF NUCLEAR PROPULSION FOR THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT.

    ONE OF THE COMMERCIAL PROJECTS IN HAND AT THE CENTRE IS RESEARCH INTO DESIGN OF A 65,000 TON NUCLEAR DRIVEN TANKER - A STUDY WHICH MAY BECOME A REALITY AS BRITAIN'S FIRST NUCLEAR-POWDERED VESSEL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5MY1HTE26A9ZY8KS8Y145HRT9
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MY1HTE26A9ZY8KS8Y145HRT9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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