• Short Summary

    WITHOUT CEREMONY - AND WITHOUT A NAME - A GBP5 MILLION WARSHIP ORDERED BY GHANA'S FORMER PRESIDENT NKRUMAH BEFORE HE WAS OUSTED FROM POWER, WAS LAUNCHED AT A GLASGOW SHIPYARD TODAY (THURSDAY).

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    WITHOUT CEREMONY - AND WITHOUT A NAME - A GBP5 MILLION WARSHIP ORDERED BY GHANA'S FORMER PRESIDENT NKRUMAH BEFORE HE WAS OUSTED FROM POWER, WAS LAUNCHED AT A GLASGOW SHIPYARD TODAY (THURSDAY). ITS FUTURE IS UNCERTAIN - THE PRESENT GHANA GOVERNMENT IS STILL CONSIDERING WHETHER IT WANTS THE VESSEL.

    THE VESSEL, A 2,300-TON FRIGATE WAS TO BE NAMED "KWAME NKRUMAH" AND BECOME THE FLAGSHIP OF THE GHANAIAN NAVY. IT WAS BUILT TO BE LUXURIOUSLY EQUIPPED WITH PASSENGER SUITES.

    IT WAS ORDERED FROM THE GLASGOW SHIPYARD PERSONALLY BY NKRUMAH BEFORE THE COUP WHICH DEPOSED HIM LAST FEBRUARY.

    NOW, IT LIES IN THE RIVER CLYDE WHILE THE PRESENT GHANAIAN GOVERNMENT DECIDES WHETHER TO ACCEPT IT.

    THERE WERE NO OFFICIAL LAUNCHING CEREMONIES AT THE SHIPYARD. A SENIOR TECHNICIAN AT THE YARD SIMPLY RELEASED THE LAUNCHING MECHANISM AND IT SLID SILENTLY DOWN THE SLIPWAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA88RVCW7DL8REEQGGBT7XS83YB
    Media URN:
    VLVA88RVCW7DL8REEQGGBT7XS83YB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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