• Short Summary

    PRINCESS SHAHNAZ PAHLEVI OF IRAN TODAY (THURSDAY) LAUNCHED A NEW MARK FIVE TYPE FRIGATE BUILT IN BRITAIN FOR THE IRANIAN NAVY.

  • Description

    PRINCESS SHAHNAZ PAHLEVI OF IRAN TODAY (THURSDAY) LAUNCHED A NEW MARK FIVE TYPE FRIGATE BUILT IN BRITAIN FOR THE IRANIAN NAVY. THE SHIP, OF THE VOSPER CLASS, HAS BEEN NAMED "SAAM". THE LAUNCHING CEREMONY WAS CONDUCTED AT SOUTHAMPTON.

    THE PRINCESS BROKE A BOTTLE OF ROSE-WATER OVER THE BOWS OF THE SHIP IN PLACE OF THE TRADITIONAL CHAMPAGNE.

    THE SAAM IS THE FIRST OF FOUR VOSPER FRIGATES BEING BUILT FOR IRAN IN BRITAIN.

    THE 1,200-TON VESSEL IS TURBINE POWERED. IT IS AIR CONDITIONED THROUGHOUT AND CAN STAY AT SEA CRUISING FOR LONG PERIODS.

    ITS WEAPONRY INCLUDES A MAIN FORWARD GUN, TWO AFT SECONDARY GUNS, ANTI-SUBMARINE AND ANTI-AIRCRAFT WEAPONS AND DEPTH-CHARGE PROJECTORS.

    THE SECOND OF THE FRIGATES WILL ALSO BE BUILT AT SOUTHAMPTON WHILE OTHER TWO ARE BEING BUILT AT NEWCASTLE, BY THE VICKERS COMPANY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8HJ1NSY1LU2TPEQR2GBWV2Y7A
    Media URN:
    VLVA8HJ1NSY1LU2TPEQR2GBWV2Y7A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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