• Short Summary

    TWO SHIPS OF THE FRENCH NAVY, THE HELICOPTER-CARRIER JEANNE D'ARC AND THE ESCORT VESSEL VICTOR SCHOELCHER ARRIVED IN DAKAR THIS WEEK (WEDNESDAY) ON THE FIRS STAGE OF A WORLD CRUISE.

  • Description

    TWO SHIPS OF THE FRENCH NAVY, THE HELICOPTER-CARRIER JEANNE D'ARC AND THE ESCORT VESSEL VICTOR SCHOELCHER ARRIVED IN DAKAR THIS WEEK (WEDNESDAY) ON THE FIRS STAGE OF A WORLD CRUISE. PRESIDENT LEOPOLD SENGHOR, WHO EARLIER RECEIVED THE SHIPS' COMMANDER IN AUDIENCE, PAID A VISIT TO THE JEANNE D'ARC AND WAS ENTERTAINED TO A SHIPBOARD LUNCH.

    AFTER MAKING A FORMAL INSPECTION, THE PRESIDENT WAS CONDUCTED BY CAPTAIN FRANCOIS FLOHIC TO THE WARDROOM WHERE HE MET MEMBERS OF THE 850-STRONG CREW.

    THE TWO SHIPS ARE DUE TO LEAVE DAKAR ON MONDAY (17 NOV), AND WILL CALL AT ABIDJAN, DURBAN, DIEGO-SUAREZ (MALAGASY REPUBLIC), MAURITIUS, THE ISLE OF REUNION, THEN ON TO THE FAR EAST AND THE AMERICAS BEFORE RETURNING TO THEIR HOME PORT OF BREST IN MAY.

    THEY WILL BE AT SEA FOR 119 DAYS OF THE 200-DAY CRUISE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7ZOV84HVJCP990HDF5YEF3STN
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ZOV84HVJCP990HDF5YEF3STN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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