• Short Summary

    THE WORLD'S FIRST DESTROYER-CLASS VESSEL POWERED BY NUCLEAR REACTORS, THE U.S.S. BAINBRIDGE, IS NOW ON?

  • Description

    THE WORLD'S FIRST DESTROYER-CLASS VESSEL POWERED BY NUCLEAR REACTORS, THE U.S.S. BAINBRIDGE, IS NOW ON SERVICE WITH THE U.S. SIXTH FLEET IN THE MEDITERRANEAN. COSTING ABOUT GBP50 MILLION, THE 6,500-TON MULTI-PURPOSE BAINBRIDGE IS FITTED WITH TWIN LAUNCHERS FORE AND AFT FOR FIRING SUPERSONIC TERRIER MISSILES, WHICH CAN TAKE A NUCLEAR WARHEAD. ALSO CARRIES ASROC (ANTI-SUBMARINE) ROCKETS, AND, THOUGH HER TOP SPEED IS A SECRET, CAN CRUISE AT 20 KNOTS FOR 450,000 MILES - 20 TIMES ROUND THE WORLD. LAUNCHED APRIL 1961, NO STACKS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9VMNAXF5RPPAQ509LX1VYH22A
    Media URN:
    VLVA9VMNAXF5RPPAQ509LX1VYH22A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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