• Short Summary

    THE ITALIAN NAVAL TRAINING SHIP "SAN GIORGIO" IS DUE TO LEAVE ABIDJAN, THE IVORY COAST CAPITAL, TODAY (MONDAY), AFTER A THREE VISIT.

  • Description

    THE ITALIAN NAVAL TRAINING SHIP "SAN GIORGIO" IS DUE TO LEAVE ABIDJAN, THE IVORY COAST CAPITAL, TODAY (MONDAY), AFTER A THREE VISIT. THE VESSEL - WITH A COMPLEMENT OF 500 CREW AND NAVAL CADETS - ARRIVED IN ABIDJAN LAST FRIDAY.

    THE 11,000-TON VESSEL - A LIGHT CRUISER OF THE CAPTAIN ROMANI CLASS - HAS FOUR DIESEL ENGINES AND TWO GAS TURBINES, AND IS CAPABLE OF TRAVELLING AT 27 KNOTS.

    ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON THE CADETS MANNING THE SAN GIORGIO PLAYED HOST TO A STREAM OF LOCAL VISITORS, INCLUDING ONE MEMBER OF THE IVORY COAST NAVY. THE VISITORS WERE TAKEN ONTO THE BRIDGE, AND WERE SHOWN THE WORKING OF THE VESSEL. THE INTRICACIES OF RADAR AND GUNNERY WERE EXPLAINED BY FRENCH-SPEAKING MEMBERS OF THE ITALIAN CREW.

    THE SAN GIORGIO HAS ALREADY CALLED AT CASABLANCA IN HER TRAINING CRUISE FROM SAN LOVORNO, IN ITALY, AND IS DUE TO TRAVEL ON NOW TO SOUTH AMERICA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6PKFLET29NWMW2U92FUC7IDQ6
    Media URN:
    VLVA6PKFLET29NWMW2U92FUC7IDQ6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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