• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S FIRST NUCLEAR SUBMARINE, THE GBP20 MILLION 'DREADNOUGHT', WAS PUT THROUGH HER PACES AT A PRESS DEMONSTRATION OF SOUTHERN ENGLAND TODAY (TUESDAY).

  • Description

    BRITAIN'S FIRST NUCLEAR SUBMARINE, THE GBP20 MILLION 'DREADNOUGHT', WAS PUT THROUGH HER PACES AT A PRESS DEMONSTRATION OF SOUTHERN ENGLAND TODAY (TUESDAY).THE 4,000-TON DREADNOUGHT IS AN ATTACK SUBMARINE, DESIGNED TO PROVIDE ANTI-SUBMARINE ESCORT FOR SURFACE TASK FORCES AND TO HUNT DOWN AND DESTROY ENEMY SUBMARINES AND SURFACE SHIPS.

    AT SEA, THE SUBMARINE LOOKS CONVENTIONAL ENOUGH,ALTHOUGH HER TEAR-DROP HULL MAKES HER LOOK LIKE A WHALE -- BUT INSIDE SHE'S FITTED WITH A MASS OF COMPLEX ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING THE BRITISH NAVY'S MOST MODERN PERISCOPE.

    TORPEDOES ARE HER MAIN ARMAMENT, AND SHE HAS THE LATEST SONAR, NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT.THE SUBMARINE IS HANDLED BY POWERED CONTROLS, USING A TYPE OF JOYSTICK STEERING WHEEL WITH ELABORATE INSTRUMENT PANELS SIMILAR TO THOSE IN AN AIRLINER.

    AT HIGH SPEED SHE BEHAVES AND HANDLES LIKE AN AIRCRAFT, AND CAN BE SET ON COURSE AND DEPTH BY AN AUTOMATIC PILOT.MODERN AIR-CONDITIONING AND PURIFICATION PLANT ENABLE HER TO OPERATE ON PATROLS OF OVER TWO MONTHS DURATION WITHOUT HAVING TO SURFACE.

    'DREADNOUGHT' IS POWERED BY A PRESSURISED WATER REACTOR OF AMERICAN DESIGN HOUSED IN A SPECIAL PROTECTIVE SECTION JUST AFT OF THE CONNING TOWER.SHE CARRIES A CREW OF 91.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAGJTN70R7AKROJIMSW14ZME55
    Media URN:
    VLVAAGJTN70R7AKROJIMSW14ZME55
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:10:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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