• Short Summary

    THE LATEST SUBMARINE OF THE OBERON CLASS WAS LAUNCHED IN THE CHATHAM DOCKYARDS TODAY (SATURDAY) BY MRS.

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    THE LATEST SUBMARINE OF THE OBERON CLASS WAS LAUNCHED IN THE CHATHAM DOCKYARDS TODAY (SATURDAY) BY MRS.P.T.HELLYER, WIFE OF THE CANADIAN MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE.SHE WAS NAMED 'ONONDAGA'.

    THE 'ONONDAGA' IS THE 5TH VESSEL OF HER CLASS TO BE CONSTRUCTED AT CHATHAM.WORK ON HER WAS STARTED JUST OVER A YEAR AGO AND HER KEEL WAS LAID IN JUNE, 1964.NOW SHE WILL GO TO HER FITTING OUT BERTH WHERE SHE WILL BE PACKED WITH A COMPLEX OF EQUIPMENT, WIRING SYSTEMS, PIPE WORK, FURNISHING AND FITTINGS UNTIL SHE IS A FULLY SELF-SUPPORTING FIGHTING UNIT.SHE'LL BE COMPLETED IN 1967.

    THE NAME ONONDAGA WAS GIVEN TO THE CENTRAL TRIBE OF INDIANS OF "FIRE-KEEPERS" OF THE IROQUOIS CONFEDERACY.THEIR HOME WAS NORTH OF ONONDAGA LAKE IN CENTRAL NEW YORK STATE.ONONDAGA MEANS "ON THE HILL OR MOUNTAIN".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9Q50RZ3LL4HWFTZKJDB6FDM8U
    Media URN:
    VLVA9Q50RZ3LL4HWFTZKJDB6FDM8U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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