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    THE ARGENTINE NAVY CONFIRMED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ITS DECISION TO BUY THE 23-YEAR-OLD DUTCH AIRCRAFT CARRIER THE "KAREL DOORMAN." THE SHIP WAS ORIGINALLY A ROYAL NAVY CARRIER H.

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    THE ARGENTINE NAVY CONFIRMED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ITS DECISION TO BUY THE 23-YEAR-OLD DUTCH AIRCRAFT CARRIER THE "KAREL DOORMAN." THE SHIP WAS ORIGINALLY A ROYAL NAVY CARRIER H.M.S. "VENERABLE". A TEAM OF ARGENTINE NAVY OFFICERS, HEADED BY CAPTAIN TIRSO BRIZUELA, FLEW TO THE NETHERLANDS TO TAKE OVER THE SHIP.

    THE "KAREL DOORMAN" IS A 20,000 TONS VESSEL AND WAS LAUNCHED FOR THE ROYAL NAVY IN DECEMBER 1943. THE NETHERLANDS NAVY PURCHASED IT IN APRIL 1948,IT WAS THEN INSULATED FOR TROPICAL SERVICE AND PARTLY AIR-CONDITIONED. THE SHIP WAS MODERNISED AND REFITTED BETWEEN 1955 AND 1958. IT WAS THE ONLY AIRCRAFT CARRIER IN THE NETHERLANDS NAVY. THERE ARE NO PLANS TO REPLACE IT.

    THE ARGENTINE NAVY INCLUDES 2,300 OFFICERS AND 31,000 RATINGS. IT ALREADY HAS ONE AIRCRAFT CARRIER, CALLED THE "INDEPENDENCIA". IT IS OF A SIMILAR SIZE AND CAPACITY AS THE "KAREL DOORMAN", IT WAS FORMERLY ALSO A ROYAL NAVY SHIP H.M.S. "WARRIOR" WHICH WAS COMPLETED IN 1946 AND SOLD TO THE ARGENTINES IN DECEMBER 1968.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9PS8272ZS4LKXKOCDKSYFGI05
    Media URN:
    VLVA9PS8272ZS4LKXKOCDKSYFGI05
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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