• Short Summary

    A SOVIET DESTROYER AND ANOTHER VESSEL BELIEVED TO BE A RUSSIAN SPY TRAWLER WERE FILMED FROM THE AIR ON SUNDAY (28 JANUARY) SOME FOUR MILES (6.4 KILOMETRES) FROM THE UNITED STATES TASK FORCE HEADED BY THE NUCLEAR-POWERED AIRCRAFT CARRIER "ENTERPRISE" OFF THE SOUTH KOREAN COAST.

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    A SOVIET DESTROYER AND ANOTHER VESSEL BELIEVED TO BE A RUSSIAN SPY TRAWLER WERE FILMED FROM THE AIR ON SUNDAY (28 JANUARY) SOME FOUR MILES (6.4 KILOMETRES) FROM THE UNITED STATES TASK FORCE HEADED BY THE NUCLEAR-POWERED AIRCRAFT CARRIER "ENTERPRISE" OFF THE SOUTH KOREAN COAST.

    THE 90,000-TON "ENTERPRISE" WAS DIVERTED FROM VIETNAM DUTIES LAST WEEK AFTER THE AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE SHIP "PUEBLO" WAS CAPTURED BY NORTH KOREAN SHIPS AND TAKEN TO THE PORT OF WONSAN.

    THE RUSSIAN VESSELS WERE SPOTTED BY A LIGHT AIRCRAFT SENT OUT BY A LEADING JAPANESE NEWSPAPER. REPORTS SAID THE "ENTERPRISE" WAS ACCOMPANIED BY FOUR DESTROYERS AND AN OIL SUPPLY SHIP. ABOUT 40 AIRCRAFT WERE IN STAND-BY POSITION ON THE CARRIER'S FLIGHT DECK.

    THE SECOND RUSSIAN VESSEL WAS SAID TO BE OF ABOUT 1,000 TONS, BEARING NO NAME OR NUMBER, AND WAS EQUIPPED WITH RADAR AND ANTENNAE. IT WAS BELIEVED TO BE A TRAWLER USED FOR RECONNAISSANCE OR INTELLIGENCE-GATHERING.

    TWO OTHER AMERICAN VESSELS WERE THE SUBJECT OF MOVEMENT REPORTS YESTERDAY (MONDAY). THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER "YORKTOWN" WAS BELIEVED TO BE MOVING INTO THE JAPAN SEA, WHILE THE GUIDED MISSILE SHIP "CANBERRA" LEFT THE PORT OF YOKOSUKA, NEAR TOKYO, FOR AN UNKNOWN DESTINATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9C60WW0VJNYW8HYTHHB85VGFN
    Media URN:
    VLVA9C60WW0VJNYW8HYTHHB85VGFN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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