At the Hellenic Shipyards of Scaramanga, near Athens, June 10, King Paul of Greece inaugurated two 25,000-ton floating docks.
GV Scaramanga shipyard
ANGLE V..People on dry dock
LV PAN.."Keravnos", with Royal family aboard, cuts tape with bow and enters dry dock
SV PAN..The "Keravnos"
SV Greek Royal family aboard "Keravnos"
SV Royal family greeted at dockside
TV Royal family through cheering crowd
LV Shipyard workers applaud
SV Greek Royal family on dais
SV Priest during blessing ceremony
SV King Paul and Queen Frederika kiss cross
SV Princesses ditto
SV Queen Frederika unveils name-plates on dry docks
SV PAN..Royal family
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Background: At the Hellenic Shipyards of Scaramanga, near Athens, June 10, King Paul of Greece inaugurated two 25,000-ton floating docks.
Greek Navy torpedo-boat "Keravnos" cut the ceremonial tape with here bows and carried the Royal family into one of the docks. After a blessing ceremony, also attended by shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos, the Greek Royal couple unveiled the name-plates of the new docks - "King Paul' and "Queen Frederika".
According to reports from Athens, the Scaramanga shipyards - where a 25,000-ton tanker is at present under construction - will soon become a repair and drydocking centre for the greater part of Greek-owned shipping.