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    THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER A.R.A. 250 MAYO, RENAMED AFTER BEING REFITTED AND SOLD TO THE ARGENTINIAN?

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    THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER A.R.A. 250 MAYO, RENAMED AFTER BEING REFITTED AND SOLD TO THE ARGENTINIAN NAVY BY THE NETHERLANDS, TODAY (2 SEPTEMBER) LEFT THE HOOK OF HOLLAND UNDER HER NEW COUNTRY'S FLAG, BOUND FOR ARGENTINA.

    THE A.R.A. 250 MAYO, WHICH WAS BUILT IN 1942 AND 1943, FIRST SAW SERVICE AS H.M.S. VENERABLE IN BRITAIN'S ROYAL NAVY. SHE WAS SOLD TO THE ROYAL DUTCH NAVY IN 1948 AND RENAMED THE KAREL DOORMAN. IN OCTOBER 1968, FOLLOWING A FIRE ON BOARD, SHE WAS SOLD TO ARGENTINA FOR 9,500,000 GUELDERS (ABOUT GBP1,080,000 STERLING) AND WENT IN FOR A COMPLETE OVERHAUL IN ROTTERDAM.

    THE CARRIER, WHICH HAS A CREW OF 1,509 AND A SPEED OF 25 KNOTS, WAS GIVEN A FAREWELL FLYPAST BY ROYAL DUTCH NAVY GRUNMAN AND NEPTUNE TRACKERS. THE A.R.A. 250 MAYO WENT INTO SERVICE WITH THE ARGENTINIAN NAVY ON 22 AUGUST 1969.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7ZXEPTVNK41BF3HCO9U6ZAV3Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ZXEPTVNK41BF3HCO9U6ZAV3Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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