• Short Summary

    JAPAN LAUNCHED HER FIRST MISSILE-ARMED DESTROYER LAST WEEK. THE DEADLY, 3000-TON VESSEL IS THE BIGGEST?

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    JAPAN LAUNCHED HER FIRST MISSILE-ARMED DESTROYER LAST WEEK. THE DEADLY, 3000-TON VESSEL IS THE BIGGEST WARSHIP BUILT IN JAPAN SINCE WORLD WAR II. IT HAS A SPEED OF 33 KNOTS, AND IS ARMED WITH SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILES, FOUR THREE-INCH GUNS, TORPEDO TUBES AND DEPTH-CHARGE LAUNCHERS.

    THE DESTROYER, WHICH COST GBP8 MILLION, WAS LAUNCHED BY MR. YOZO KATO, JAPANESE DEFENCE MINISTRY OFFICIAL, BEFORE A BIG CROWD AT THE MITSUBISHI SHIPYARDS IN NAGASAKI. IT WAS NAMED 'AMATSUKAZE.'

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7SLP2MIWOA370WU1WYNPVJIFB
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SLP2MIWOA370WU1WYNPVJIFB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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