• Short Summary

    Britain's new aircraft carrier "Hermes" was moved from dry dock at Barrow-in-Furness in Lancashire, Nov 2, prior to her sea trials later this month.

    "Hermes" had a long wait to get down to the sea - fifteen years altogether.

  • Description

    Britain's new aircraft carrier "Hermes" was moved from dry dock at Barrow-in-Furness in Lancashire, Nov 2, prior to her sea trials later this month.

    "Hermes" had a long wait to get down to the sea - fifteen years altogether.

    Her keel was laid in 1944, but with the end of the Japanese war work stopped on the ship.

    A few years later, work was resumed and by 1953 "Hermes" had got as far as being launched. Then another lull, until work was finally restarted three years ago.

    "Hermes" is a carrier of 22,000 tons; she has cost more than GBP15 million.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6YH38TZOGVWSN1MJM6IHY0FWH
    Media URN:
    VLVA6YH38TZOGVWSN1MJM6IHY0FWH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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