• Short Summary

    Another super tanker produced by Japanese shipyards--the 87,500 tons "Naess Sovereign"--was launched June 26 at the Mitsubishi Shipbuilding yards in Nagasaki.

  • Description

    NAGASAKI, JAPAN 26 June 1960 (REUTERS)
    TGV PAN.. Nagasaki
    10
    LV Shipyards.
    12
    CU Sign "Naess Sovereign".
    15
    SV PAN.. The "Naess Sovereign".
    23
    CU Dockworker.
    25
    SV PAN UP.. Pipes inside ship.
    32
    SV Props under ship.
    35
    CU PAN UP.. Heavy chains.
    40
    LV PAN UP.. Man paints underside of ship pan up to screw.
    44
    ANGLE V.PAN.. Bows of "Naess Sovereign".
    51
    SV Lady Melchett arrives for ceremony.
    55
    SCU Ditto.
    58
    CU Hatchet for launching ceremony.
    01
    SCU Two directors of the Nagasaki Works of Mitsubishi.
    05
    SV.PAN.. Lady Melchett cuts rope, pan to bottle smashing against ship's side.
    11
    SV Stern enters water.
    15
    ANGLE V.. Balloons and streamers on bows.
    19
    TOP V.. Crowd.
    22
    LV Ship down slipway.
    26
    CU PAN.. Bows enter water.
    33
    GV Crowd.
    35
    GV Ship at sea.
    39 Initials IM/S/MR/PB Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Another super tanker produced by Japanese shipyards--the 87,500 tons "Naess Sovereign"--was launched June 26 at the Mitsubishi Shipbuilding yards in Nagasaki. Built for the Anglo-American Shipping Company, the "Naess Sovereign" will be chartered by the Standard Oil Company to ship crude oil from the Persian Gulf to Australia and the Philippines.

    Lady Melchett, wife of Lord Melchett, a director of the Anglo_American Shipping Company, performed the launching ceremony watched by 2,000 employees of the yard. 400 tons of steel chain was needed to check the speed of the monster ship as she slid smoothly down the slipway into the waters of the East China Sea. Great care was exercised, because the inlet at this point measures only 700 metres, and the "Naess Sovereign" is 266.7 metres in length.

    Statistics; 37.2 metres wide; 19.5 metres from keel to deck; and a designed speed of 16.9 knots. She will begin trials in January 1961.

    More and more super oil tankers are being built in Japanese shipyards. The world's largest - the "Universe Apollo" of 104,500 tons--was launched from Kure Dockyards Dec 6. 1958.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8J1DDG4LGP68Y06FLVX8WFSSW
    Media URN:
    VLVA8J1DDG4LGP68Y06FLVX8WFSSW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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