• Short Summary

    LAGOS HARBOUR RECEIVED A VISIT FROM THE BRITISH DESTROYER ? LAST MONDAY (13TH APRIL). IT?

  • Description

    LAGOS HARBOUR RECEIVED A VISIT FROM THE BRITISH DESTROYER ? LAST MONDAY (13TH APRIL). IT IS PAYING A GOODWILL TO NIGERIA, AND WILL REMAIN THERE UNTIL THURSDAY (16TH APRIL).

    YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) EARLY VISITORS TO THE SHIP INCLUDED THE HEAD OF THE NIGERIAN NAVY, REAR-ADMIRAL WEY, WHO WAS PIPED ON BOARD. ADMIRAL WAS GREETED BY THE FIFE'S COMMANDER, CAPTAIN SCOTT, AND ESCORTED ON A TOUR OF THE VESSEL.

    THE SIX-THOUSAND-TON DESTROYER IS EQUIPPED WITH GUIDED HAS A WESTLAND WESSEX HELICOPTER ON BOARD.

    "HMS FIFE" IS A COUNTY-CLASS DESTROYER WHOSE THREE MAIN ROLES ARE AN ESCORT, AS TASK UNIT SUPPORT, AND FOR PEACETIME POLICE DUTIES.

    AS MANY DECK INSTALLATIONS ARE UNDER COVER THE "FIFE" HAS CLEAN LINES WHICH WOULD ASSIST "WASHING DOWN" OPERATIONS IN THE EVENT OF ATTACK NUCLEAR WEAPONS. SHE IS DESIGNED TO OPERATE IN FALL-OUT AREAS, AND HAS A CREW OF FIVE HUNDRED.

    ANOTHER VISITOR TO THE VESSEL WAS THE RIGHT REVEREND GETH KAL ANGLICAN BISHOP OF LAGOS. WHILE THE GUESTS WERE CONDUCTED OVER THE SOME OF THE CREW TOOK PART IN A FRIENDLY FOOTBALL MATCH AGAINST THE NIGERIAN NAVY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8UMGXWJ08UE3Y4FGESBBVP7A2
    Media URN:
    VLVA8UMGXWJ08UE3Y4FGESBBVP7A2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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