• Short Summary

    A NEW DEPOT SHIP FOR THE ROYAL LIBYAN NAVY IS NOW UNDERGOING TRIALS AT THE BRITISH NAVAL BASE AT PORTSMOUTH WHILE HER NEW LIBYAN CREW FAMILIARISE THEMSELVES WITH THE SHIP.

  • Description

    A NEW DEPOT SHIP FOR THE ROYAL LIBYAN NAVY IS NOW UNDERGOING TRIALS AT THE BRITISH NAVAL BASE AT PORTSMOUTH WHILE HER NEW LIBYAN CREW FAMILIARISE THEMSELVES WITH THE SHIP.

    THE NEW SHIP - KNOWN AS THE ZELTIN - WILL PROVIDE A BASE AND DEPOT SHIP FOR A SQUADRON OF THREE FAST PATROL BOATS WHICH, LIKE THE ZELTIN, HAVE BEEN BUILT IN BRITISH SHIPYARDS.

    THE 2,200-TON ZELTIN IS POWERED BY TWO DIESEL ENGINES, HAS A SPEED OF 15 KNOTS AND A RANGE OF 3,000 NAUTICAL MILES. IT IS ARMED WITH 40 MM GUNS.

    THE AFTER PART OF ZELTIN'S HULL HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR USE OF A FLOATING DOCK, CAPABLE OF ACCOMMODATING PATROL BOATS AND OTHER VESSELS UP TO A LENGTH OF 120 FEET. THE FORE PART OF THE SHIP HAS, IN THE SUPERSTRUCTURE, OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES AND SOME WORKSHOPS.

    BUT BELOW DECKS, THE ZELTIN IS A FLOATING REPAIR BASE, WITH FULLY-EQUIPPED WORKSHOPS, TRAINING FACILITIES AND STORAGE SPACE FROM WHICH OTHER VESSELS CAN BE SUPPLIED WITH FUEL AND WATER.

    THE ZELTIN WILL SAIL FOR TOBRUN TO TAKE UP HER DUTIES WITH THE ROYAL LIBYAN NAVY WHEN FULL TRIALS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED, PROBABLY NEXT MONTH. IT WILL BE UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAIN FAHIM ELGERBI.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9BOSMZAX5FVMT65UPZUB3HYQT
    Media URN:
    VLVA9BOSMZAX5FVMT65UPZUB3HYQT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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